Volunteer!

Tech Trek is looking for volunteers with a commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education who will assist with activities, field trips, and general camper needs during the week of Tech Trek.

Volunteering with Tech Trek is a great way to get involved in helping girls discover their potential in STEM. Tech Trek is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, and couldn’t be done without volunteer efforts. All staff will receive room and board on campus and a stipend.


Health Aid
The Camp Health Aid staffs the infirmary and administers medications and first aid to Tech Trek NM campers. Preference given to a Nurse.

MESH Coordinator
The MESH Coordinator is an experienced teacher who promotes supportive services around mental emotional social health to campers and staff working collaboratively with camp staff.

Student Counselors

The Student Counselor is a college student who identifies as female and provides the social and/or technical foundation the campers need while on their Tech Trek adventure, helping them negotiate their journey while also helping AAUW achieve the camp’s objectives of increasing campers’ interest in
studies and careers in STEM fields, all with respect and concern. The Student Counselor is assigned a group of campers and supervises them at all meals and supervises them from dinner until breakfast. The Student Counselor may also be assigned to specific day time activities. Applications due by March 28, 2022. Preference given to Tech Trek NM Alumnae, those attending New Mexico Universities, or returning staff.

Junior Counselor
The Junior Counselor attended Tech Trek NM in 2018 or 2019. A junior counselor should be highly responsible, independent, flexible, self-starting and hard working. She should always be willing to help when asked and have a positive attitude that encourages active learning and participation. In addition, she should serve as a positive role model to campers. Junior Counselors will be chosen to assist Dorm Monitors, Counselors, and Committee Members in providing campers with a safe, positive, supportive, and fun experience during the entire week of Tech Trek at New Mexico Tech. E-mail staff.volunteers.techtreknm@gmail.com to request an application.

Teacher

Teachers will provide a STEM core class (3 hours/day for 5 days) or lead a one-time, 90 minute workshop for 12- and 13-year-old girls during the week of Tech Trek camp.

Classes should include stimulating hands-on activities and STEM-focused coursework. Students may work on cumulative projects throughout the week or have a different project each day. Teachers should have multiple years of teaching experience in a STEM field and be prepared to encourage and appreciate student effort and act as role models.

View the full Teacher Position Description.

Workshop Presenter

Workshop Presenters present one 90 minute workshop twice to campers during the week of Tech Trek.

Workshop presenters should be organized, prepared and have a disposition that reflects excitement for Tech Trek and STEM learning. They should have a good reputation in their workplaces, schools, or communities as an involved STEM practitioner or educator and role model.

View the full Workshop Presenter Position Description.

Camp Photographer

Camp photographer documents registration, core classes, workshops, field trips, and evening activities. The camp photographer takes a group photo, photos of dorm groups, and takes home town publicity photos. Finally, the camp photographer sets the photographs to music and produces a 6-10 minute video shown at the closing program Saturday.

View the full Camp Photographer Position Description.


AN OPEN INVITATION TO WORK AT TECH TREK NM 2022

June 19-25, 2022

Dear New Mexico AAUW Members,

We are so excited to be hosting another Tech Trek New Mexico camp this summer. Many of you have already made it possible with your financial support, and we thank you for that. Some of you have expressed an interest in attending Tech Trek for a day or two to see up close and personal how it works. As a Dorm Mom at the 2017 Tech Trek, it was great fun getting to know the rising eighth graders from all over the state and seeing how they grew and developed in their science and leadership skills during the week.

This year we will be hosting about 48 girls from all over New Mexico in a week-long science camp. The week revolves around fun STEM activities in core classes and workshops, as well as field trips and personal projects in STEM fields.

We would like as many AAUW members as might be interested to participate. We need AAUWans to serve as coaches to the teachers in the morning Core Classes and the leaders of the afternoon workshops and other activities.

We are also looking for professional women in the STEM fields to provide career information and inspiration to our campers on in evening panels.

If you would like to help, please contact, Claudia Poglitsch, e-mail to: techtreknm@gmail.com or 505-264-1524.
TECH TREK NEW MEXICO 2022 WANTS YOU!!!