Caltech Y Make-A-Difference Week 2021

May 14th to 23rd

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 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 :)


YWCA Science Trivia Night Wednesday, May 19th - 4:00 to 5:00 PM PST (plus a prep meeting TBD)

Help put together a science trivia night for the YWCA! Come hang out with students age 8-13 and inspire them with the fun of science. Volunteers needed for trivia planning, as well as for running the event on May 19th at 4pm PST.


Code with Young Legends Friday, May 21st – 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 Friday, May 21st 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 Check out great options below then sign-up here to let us know what you’ll do!


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.