Volunteering at SoundBio Lab
Making a Difference
SoundBio Lab offers a variety of ways to make a difference in the Puget Sound community. We can help match opportunities with your specific interests and background. Check out the different options in the table below and consider joining us!
about our VoLunteering opportunities
There are many ways to get involved with SoundBio Lab. If you are not sure where to begin, we recommend you look at the below table. It will give you a good idea of the types of opportunities that arise throughout the year. Details of each item are listed below the table.
SIGN UP NOW!
You can sign up now by filling out this FORM. It will add you to our mailing list. When opportunities arise, you'll be notified via email so you can sign up. You are under no obligation to volunteer by filling out this form, however it's a great way to learn about upcoming opportunities to see if they fit your schedule and interests. We do not send more than 1 email per month, and never share you contact information.
STILL NOT SURE or dont see what you're looking for?
Email us at volunteer (at) sound.bio. Let's talk! We're happy to help answer any questions.
Lead a Workshop - The educators of SoundBio bring their passion and knowledge about a particular subject and work with our team to build and design a hands-on workshop. We are looking for individuals to translate their expertise into a fun and interesting learning experience. Workshops are typically last 2-3 hours with less than 12 students. This is a great opportunity to spread an idea to your community and practice your science communication skills. Sign up to join our Volunteer List & then Email us: volunteer (at) sound.bio so we can talk about your workshop idea.
Workshop Assistant - Interested in helping to run a workshop but dont want to be the lead organizer? This is an opportunity to work directly with an educator during a lab workshop. Topics vary widely, and no formal educational background about the workshop is required, however it's certainly helpful. Depending on how many people sign up for a workshop, we may ask for 1 or 2 volunteers to assist. Sign up to join our Volunteer List.
Science Festival & Tabling Events - We do a lot of community outreach, so if you love working with children and the general public to share your love of DIY science, this is a fun and easy way to get involved! Events are held at K-8 schools, community centers, and other educational organizations. Sign up to join our Volunteer List.
After School Program or Workshop Assistant - We offer a variety of outreach workshops for younger children in grades K-8 (ages 5 - 13). Working closely with our Director of Outreach, you will help craft new workshops, improve old ones, and offer teaching support if desired. These after-school enrichment opportunities vary in length and duration depending on our grant support. They are a great way to gain classroom experience, working with children. Sign up to join our Volunteer List and then email volunteer (at) sound.bio.
Special Occasion Assistant - Sometimes one-time events pop up and we need extra support to make it happen. For example, we may attend a corporate event, help an existing organization, or attend a special gathering to give a science talk. This is a good opportunity if you have limited time to volunteer but want to help. Please Sign up to join our Volunteer List.
General Lab Assistant - We can always use help in the lab! As an active research space for the community, there is help needed in organizing items, ordering, cleaning, making basic reagents and more, depending on your skill set. This is a great way to help our organization. Sign up to join our Volunteer List and then email lab (at) sound.bio with a short list of your lab skills and experience .
Business Operational Support - We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in the state of WA and have many things to do in order to keep our business up and running. We need help with everything from social media support, marketing, fundraising, ordering supplies, and more. If you have a business expertise that you want to share, we'd love to talk. Email us at volunteer (at) sound.bio. We prefer any volunteer operational support to be a 6 months minimum commitment depending on the work involved.