Established by the NCI Center for Cancer Training, we seek to form partnerships with schools in the DC-MD-VA area, that wish to have scientists in the classroom, assistance with curriculum, and/or attend science-themed events. This site is geared towards volunteers at NIH, and will keep you updated on our upcoming events with our various partners. We will also post any other opportunities that are of interest to our volunteers. To learn more about us please be sure to visit the pages (found on the right). If you are interested in signing up to be a volunteer or to partner with us, please contact Chanelle Case Borden at chanelle.case@nih.gov.


Get involved in science education and outreach

The National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Training is launching a science education and outreach program to connect scientists with schools in the community.  This program aims to enhance our next generation of scientist's STEM experiences in middle and high school, while empowering teachers to provide high-quality science education.

Work on your science communication skills

Volunteers will develop their skills in communicating science  clearly to individuals of all ages and scientific backgrounds.  Opportunities will range from sharing your education and research experiences to middle and high school students to providing professional development workshops to the teachers.

Give back to the community

Support science education for youth in the D.C. - Maryland - Virginia area.  Volunteers can help inspire passion for science, as well as an understanding of scientific principles, which can be used for many areas of life.

Gain insight into careers in science outreach and program management

Volunteers can gain valuable experience and insight into science outreach careers by both organizing and participating in outreach events.

Interested in participating?  Still have questions?  Please contact Cora Hersh (cora.hersh@nih.gov) or Patty Wiley (patty.wiley@nih.gov)