SMART Girls Club Facilitator

Why are facilitators important?

Role models are vital to spark a girl's interest in science and technology careers. Girls need role models to inspire them to dream big. Do you remember the people in your life who inspired you to follow your dream? Sometimes that inspiration comes from a short conversation with a caring adult. Specifically, facilitators:

  • Dispel stereotypes about science and technology careers
  • Illuminate the real-world application of careers
  • Increase the number of career options girls are considering

Would you like to be a SMART Girls Club Facilitator?

YWCA Lincoln seeks volunteer SMART Girls Club facilitators, who help girls, in 4th through 8th grades, explore science, technology, engineering, and math fields in a supportive environment. Facilitators and girls work together to establish a relationship-centered learning community. Girls collaboratively explore hands-on, open-ended projects and investigations.

Here's what we ask:

  • Attend volunteer orientation and training. 
  • The role of virtual facilitator is a part time position that has a minimum commitment of 2 and up-to 4 hours per week, preferably the applicant would be able to commit to at least 4 weeks of facilitation. A facilitator stipend is provided based on hours and weeks of completed facilitation.
  • Be 15 minutes early to virtual club meetings, prepare to help lead activities by reading lesson plans, and take attendance. 
  • Document indications that girls are meeting the outcomes discussed in training.
  • Share any concerns, ideas, and suggestions with YWCA Lincoln program coordinator and staff.
  • Be enthusiastic, positive, and excited to work with youth!

Here's what you can expect from YWCA Lincoln:

  • Volunteer training focusing on the following topics:
    1. Building a relationship-centered learning community
    2. Energizers and icebreakers 
    3. Proven strategies for engaging girls in science 
  • A guide to all planned activities
  • Club supplies will be prepared in advance for pick up or will be delivered to the school

Please complete the entire form and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

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