Volunteer Resources and Training
Middle School Volunteer Training
Thank you for signing up to volunteer with our wonderful middle school students. Volunteers play an integral roll and we wouldn't be able to do the amazing work we do without you!
Below is all you need to succeed as a volunteer this fall with our Stethoscope Engineering Lesson. Please review the materials to prepare yourself to lead a class of middle school students through the lesson.
Middle School Volunteer Training Videos
We will have volunteer opportunities at Ockley Green Middle School in NE Portland on December 12 and 13. If you did not attend the training for the stethoscope lesson in October please sign up here for our volunteer training lunch time training on December 11. If you cannot attend the training or have questions please e-mail Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you attended the training in October for the middle school stethoscope lesson
Please read the following and watch the video below.
You do not need to attend the December training. The lesson is essentially the same as the one that you learned about during the October training the only difference is that we are seeing students in their science classrooms, so the Powerpoint that was done "in the auditorium" is done in the classroom. Please watch the video below if you need a refresher on the power point portion of the lesson. An On Track staff member will be present if you need assistance during the lesson.
For our brain lesson volunteers work with Middle School students in small groups. During the lesson you will teach the students about their brains through hands on activities.
We offer monthly lunch time trainings to prepare volunteers to work with the middle school students. Please check our calendar and sign up for a training. Please e-mail us at email@example.com with any questions.
Volunteer Brain Lesson Plan: This document will help prepare you to lead the middle school students through the activity. With 6th grade students we are making clay brains and teaching them about the locations for different functions. 7th and 8th graders practice and rate calming activities in small groups with their volunteer.
7th/8th grade student worksheet: This worksheet is used by the 7th and 8th grade students during the lesson.