Information for Volunteers
Are you an undergrad, graduate student, post-doc or faculty member at an Atlanta area college or university? Are you interested in giving local K-12 students a unique opportunity to learn about neuroscience from someone who studies it firsthand? Then join our Brain Awareness campaign! Last year, we reached 5039 kids by sending our volunteers into local classrooms, where they presented lessons on the neuroscience topics they study every day in the lab. Follow the steps below to become a part of our nationally recognized Brain Awareness campaign.
- Step 1: Sign Up
First, let us know you're interested in volunteering by filling out this form. It's okay if you've never participated before - we will hold information sessions early in the spring semester to show you what an effective Brain Awareness presentation looks like and answer any questions you may have.
- Step 2: The Match
Next, we will match you with an educator based on the availability and preferences you stated when you filled out our form. Although we cannot always accommodate your requests, we make every effort to pair you with an educator whose teaching schedule and classroom characteristics best match your preferences.
- Step 3: Make Contact
After you receive an e-mail notifying you of your match, contact the educator within one week to begin scheduling a visit. From this point on, you will work with your assigned teacher to arrange a visit.
- Step 4: Visit
Next, plan your lesson. Make use of the resources available on our website and others.
- Step 5: Talk Back
Finally, let us know how your visit went using this form. Although it may seem minor, this final step lets us know how many students we've reached and provides us with feedback that may be valuable to next year's volunteers.
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to e-mail us at Brain Awareness.