make-a-difference WEEK 2021

May 14th to 23rd, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Caltech Y is excited to announce Make-A-Difference Week 2021. Wherever you are, you can volunteer and have a positive impact on our communities – local, national, or global.  Join other Caltech students between May 14th and 23rd in making a difference in our world!

Team Projects                          Sign-up here for the projects below as space allows!

Rise Physics Boot Camp                  Friday, May 14th – 5:00 to 6:30 PM PST (plus a prep meeting TBD)

Help give PUSD students at the Caltech Y Physics bootcamp! Volunteers needed to help review non-calculus high-school level physics on May 14th 5-6:30 pm PDT.

 

Card Writing                                      Sunday, May 16th – 1:00 PM PST

We will ship you stamps and we’ll meet over zoom to make inspiring cards to support troops, hospitalized kids, and/or senior citizens. Can be asynchronous if you cannot attend the zoom meeting, but we’d love to have you come :)

Code with Young Legends               Saturday, May 22nd – 5:00 to 6:00 PM PST

Help teach a coding session with the Young Legends program! Volunteers will teach students 11-17 a little bit about computer science and help spark their interest in the field. 2-4 volunteers are needed for a single teaching session on Saturday, May 22nd at 5pm PST.

 

Card Writing                                      Saturday May 22nd – 1:00 PM PST

We will ship you stamps and we’ll meet over zoom to make inspiring cards to support troops, hospitalized kids, and/or senior citizens. Can be asynchronous if you cannot attend the zoom meeting, but we’d love to have you come :)

Independent Projects      Sign-up here to let us know what you decide to do.

 

YWCA Trivia Help

Help put together science trivia for the YWCA! Got a favorite science fact? Submit questions to this form, targeted for students ages 8-13. The questions will be compiled into a trivia deck and shared with YWCA students and family.

 

Amnesty Decoders                        

Help Amnesty International research global human rights violations and uncover human rights violations from the comfort of your home with Amnesty Decoders.

 

Charity Miles                                   

Trying to stay active?  Sign-up with Charity Miles and have your miles raise money for the charity of your choice.

 

Freerice                                             

Answer multiple choice questions to donate rice to families in need with Freerice.

 

Project Implicit                               

Learn about your own biases and contribute to a database of learning with Project Implicit.

 

Project Gutenberg                         

Help preserve public domain books and documents by proofreading transcribed pages for Project Gutenberg.

 

Smithsonian                                    

Learn to transcribe and help the Smithsonian make historical documents more accessible as a digital volunteer.

 

Zooniverse                                      

Aid researchers train AI by identifying key features of images for Zooniverse. You can pick between several different projects to contribute to, and learn more about their background as well.

 

7-Cups                                               

Volunteer to be a listener with 7 Cups, an organization that specializes in providing emotional support to people from across the country.

 

Other                                                 

Want to look for, or already have, another project?  That’s great!  Make a difference on your own, with your own project, or maybe even in your own community… just let us know what you plan to do.

Independent Projects Together       Use the signup form to let us know your availability.

 

Doing an independent / asynchronous project doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.  Join us on one of our Zoom gatherings (6:00 to 7:00 PM PST - various days during the week) and hang out while volunteering.  

 

Also, when you sign-up and let us know what you plan to do during the week you will earn a Y shirt (while supplies last).  There are lots of great ways to get involved - and even service you do regularly counts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please follow all rules, safety precautions, and recommendations for your area, and use your best judgement when volunteering, particularly when it comes to any service opportunity where you leave your home.  Stay safe and healthy! Shirts were made possible with generous funding from Enterprise, PCL Construction, La Cañada Eye Care Optometry, TIAA, and the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union.

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