Our virtual community consists of high school girls interested in STEM fields and women who are currently working or studying in these fields.
If you would like to join the network as a volunteer please complete this information form.
GAINS mentors/role models are women in STEM-related professions who are active members of the network and available to students through the network platform. Volunteers agree to log in each week to respond to student inquires about their STEM profession and/or education – a time commitment of about 20 minutes each week.
For those whose schedules permit a bit more interaction, we host a variety of virtual events that you can opt into throughout the school year, depending on your schedule. You can indicate interest in those events as part of this application.
If you are interested in joining our community you can complete the Volunteer Information form found here.
Possible virtual 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. 5-10minutes 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 Hootsuite account which will allow you to post directly to all of our social media outlets: GAINS Network, Facebook, twitter and instagram at the same time. We ask that you post 4 -5 times a day - each post will take just a few minutes.
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.