If you are researcher, scientist, or engineer in eastern North Carolina, please consider one of these available volunteer roles:


Activity Leader

Prepare and host a 50 min STEM-related activity to a group of students (~15 per group) 3 times throughout the day. We can reimburse for material costs. You can also team up with colleagues to lead an activity together.

Apply to lead your own activity HERE!


Junior Group Leader

High school students who will work with GEST group leaders to lead groups of middle school students as they participate in in STEM activities throughout the day.

Apply to be a Junior Group Leader HERE!


Group Mentor

Lead a group of students to their 3 activities throughout the day and act as a STEM mentor.

Those who would like volunteer as Group Mentors should sign up through the Volunteer sign-up form linked below.


Check-In/Setup/General Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to help with event set up (Friday, April 3, 5:30 – 6:30 PM), volunteer and participant check-in on Saturday morning, and activity assisting/group leading for the full day on Saturday.

Sign up to be a General Volunteer HERE!


Junior Group Leaders (9th-12th Grade GEST alum) are required to complete the Permission Form and bring it with them to the event on April 4th.

GEST Permission Form 2020


Note: Per Duke University’s Minors Policy, all volunteers will be required to complete a free background check and pass an informational quiz about working with minors (time commitment: < 20 min). Background checks are valid for 4 years and the quiz is valid for 1 year. You will receive an email with links to complete both.