VEX IQ Robotics Volunteer Position Description
What is VEX IQ? A program that uses a snap-together robotics system designed to offer young students a rich and exciting introduction to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Mentors utilize free VEX IQ curriculum to help teach valuable lessons and skills to students, as well as assist in the construction of a tool-less, snap robot. For more information, go here.
Key Responsibilities: Plan high-impact, engaging activities for students using resources provided by TechPoint Foundation, implement plans and attend weekly VEX IQ sessions, and serve as a role model for every student that attends the program.
Time Commitment: One day per week for one hour, with a minimum of one semester. The schedule will follow the school district's break calendar, which will bring the total weeks volunteers will serve to about 10 weeks.
Age Requirement: High School Graduate
Qualifications: Some college and a clear background check.
Support: TechPoint Foundation will provide resources to volunteers to help plan activities, assistance in initial facilitation of program if requested, coordination of background checks, and continual help with any problems, concerns, or questions that arise through the duration of the program.
Other Responsibilities: Arrive on time for each session, with 24 hours notice to TechPoint Foundation if you are unable to make a session, communicate with TechPoint Foundation of any problems, concerns, or feedback with the program, submit weekly attendance sheets, maintain confidentiality of information shared by students unless the student's safety or well-being is at risk or there is suspected child abuse /neglect.