WPC Activities

Mentor/Volunteers

Mentors will be paired with as many as four North High School health magnet students two times per month to discuss educational goals, study skills, and career goals. Days and times are to be determined.

Mentors will be paired with Allied Health students at Worcester Technical High School students two times per month to share educational topics, study skills, and career goals. Days and times are to be determined.

Projects Fair Coach and/or Judge

Grades 3 - 12 (varied subjects) - November through March, two hours per month. As a coach you will be paired with students to brainstorm project ideas, assist with research, and maintain journals required for project judging. Projects Fair Judges (may also be Coaches) may be selected to judge at one or several schools during the Spring Projects Fair.

Visiting Scientist

Grades K - 6. Must be available for at least one classroom visit per month. Dates and times are flexible based on your discussion with the teacher and include during and after school visits. As a Visiting Scientist, you may assist science teachers with activities and/or experiments to meet the needs for inquiry-based, hands-on curricula.

Speakers Bureau

The purpose of the bureau is to enlighten all students about careers in Healthcare and Biomedical Research and Biotechnology. The information you share with the students in just one or more visits is invaluable.

Tutor

MCAS Math Tutor - Mentors will be paired with health magnet students to provide one-to-one or one-to-two math tutoring. Volunteers will have an opportunity to meet North High School math teachers to discuss strategies. Days and times to be determined. 

Science/Math/Computer Tutors - Mentors will be paired with Worcester East Middle School students to provide tutoring in one or all of the subjects. Days and times to be determined.

Host UMMS Tours

Be a UMMS Tour Guide for college or high school tour groups. You will be contacted to see if you are available. Groups of student’s tour pre-arranged departments at the University Campus. Volunteers would direct the group to each department; department supervisors would be responsible to discuss the functions of the specific departments. From September through May for approximately 3 hours per tour. If you do choose to submit your name for this volunteer opportunity, you do not have to be available for every tour, but agree to be a contact as a possible tour guide. Please be advised the space for tours is limited and is on a first come first serve basis, for Open House tours please fill out the tour form below and contact Madeline Rivera at 508-856-2707. 

Tour Request Form (link to PDF)