GAINS Network Volunteer Information

Many role models are open to connecting with our students through their club activities or by joining one of our virtual events.  We host a variety of virtual events that you can opt into throughout the school year, depending on your schedule (see below).

Our virtual events highlight a subset of GAINS role models and are structured to encourage conversation by using a group discussion format, live video feed or recorded interviews hosted by student members.  You can opt into these events when you sign up to join the network, respond to students who message your through the platform or respond to GAINS events as they are scheduled. There are lots of ways to be involved and we are confident we have one that will fit your schedule.  

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If you are interested in joining our community complete the Volunteer Information form  

Sample GAINS Network Events: 

STEM town hall: panel or individual

This is a live online discussion with GAINS members hosted on our network platform.  Role models can be featured alone or in a panel format. Time commitment: We anticipate a 60 minute commitment with 20 minutes to get set up and test the system followed by a 30 minute live event.  We ask that you login to the network and respond to follow-up questions once a day for the three days following the event.  5-10 minutes a day.

A Day in the Life

Take over our social media accounts for a day or two.  The goal is to give our members a sense of what your day is like. We will give you access to our social media accounts for a day! We ask that you post 4-5 times a day - each post will take just a few minutes.  

STEM Career Highlight

You will be featured in a video that highlights your work and career path. The video will be posted in the network and highlighted for one week.  During that time, we ask that you log in once a day to respond to student questions or comments on the video feature. The video recording should take no longer than an hour.  The timing of the video launch is really up to you so you can determine what works for your schedule. Logging into the network once a day to respond - 10 minutes a day for a week. 


A discussion event takes place over 3 or 4 days in the GAINS network.  The GAINS role model (volunteer) submits a quick (30 second) introduction video to be posted the week before the event.  The discussion is opened on a specific date and remains open until the event ends. Student’s login and post questions to the discussion and the assigned volunteers respond.  This event is asynchronous - students and volunteers can log in at any time to post. 10-20 minutes a day for 3 or 4 days