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Volunteer with the Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) this year!

Option 1: Classroom Partnership Program

The SEP Classroom Partnership Program brings together UCSF volunteers and San Francisco K-12 teachers to co-plan and co-teach a series of three investigative science lessons during the fall and winter quarters. The commitment is approximately 20-30 hours, which can be flexibly scheduled from January to March.

How does it work?

1. Meet your teaching partners over dinner at an orientation in November or December to learn more about the program and start planning and scheduling the lessons.

2. Visit the school and classroom for an observational visit, then meet at the SEP Resource Center as a Team to get started planning.

3. Co-plan and Co-teach three lessons in teachers’ classrooms between November and March.

4. Give feedback for program improvement and share your experience.

Option 2: STEM Storytime

Looking for a little less of a time commitment, but still want to do outreach to public schools?

During this one-time interaction, UCSF volunteers read a selected STEM picture book to a classroom of students, lead a short demo or activity related to the book, and host a brief Q&A with the students. Selections of grade-level appropriate STEM picture books are made by SEP. These offerings do not require planning between teachers and scientists other than scheduling.

To apply to either or both the Classroom Partnership Program or STEM Storytime visit: Applications are due by October 17th.

Want to learn more about these and other SEP programs including Teaching Workshops, High School Student Lab mentoring and SEP’s free science materials lending library?

Join us at our upcoming informational sessions (online) to learn about all of SEPs volunteer opportunities and resources. Please see the attached flyer for more information about our programs or visit our website:

Event Details

Register for our info session here: