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.

Volunteer Opportunities

NCI Scientists in the Community gives postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, post-baccalaureate fellows, and others the chance to participate in a variety of science outreach and teaching activities.  

Dates to be updated in early September! Upon sign-up, you will also receive email updates to keep you current on the latest outreach events.

Types of outreach events

Lunch and Learns

Discuss your research and career path with high school students over lunch

Assist in the classroom

Support students and teachers with hands-on activities in the classroom


Develop and present workshops to students about relevant topics

Career Day

Visit classrooms to discuss your current research experience with students of various ages

Science Night

Present a science activity to encourage excitement for STEM