How will lessons be conducted due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic?
All SLAM lessons will be conducted fully in-person starting Fall 2022.
Which site will I be placed at?
Upon your acceptance, we will refer to the availability indicated on your application and place you at a site that accommodates your schedule. That will become your site for the duration of the quarter.
How long is each volunteering session?
Site visits begin Week 4 and end Week 10. Each session takes about 2 hours, taking transportation time into account. You are expected to be present for the entire session, and to commit to volunteering at the same site for the entire duration of the quarter.
What is the time commitment?
Each site visit lasts for about 2 hours, factoring in travel time. All sites are scheduled from 3-5pm, with the exception of Magnolia Science Academy 4, which is scheduled from 2-4pm.
Can I apply multiple times?
Yes, and we strongly encourage it. Although we do screen for qualified, passionate volunteers, sometimes we are forced to reject great applicants simply due to scheduling conflicts or a limited number of volunteering positions for the quarter.
What will my classes look like?
Each class consists of 1-2 instructors and up to ten students.
How is transportation handled?
We carpool using both personal vehicles and Zipcars to get to site. Drivers will be reimbursed for gas and any other site-related transportation costs at the end of the quarter. We do ask that you take the UCLA Driver Safety course before volunteering so that you are certified to drive to and from the sites.