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Join the Camp Leadership Team

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This year we are expanding our leadership team to include up to 3 assistant directors. Whether you’re an aspiring mathematician, an undergraduate interested in math, or just someone who thinks math is cool, and you’re excited about encouraging girls to explore their potential, we can use your help!
The application deadline is April 27th, 2018. The current camp leadership team will contact applicants for interviews by May 1st, 2018.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant directors will attend meetings throughout May, June, and the beginning of July where we decide activities for the camp and plan logistics. They will be given tasks such as contacting panelists and preparing material to give to the campers.

REQUIREMENTS
Ideally the assistant directors will be available to attend some or all of camp (July 9-20, 9am-4pm, M-F), but if you are interested and unable to come to camp this summer, we encourage you to still apply! We would like for the assistant directors to be interested in continuing in a leadership role for the camp in the coming summers as our co-founders graduate from the PhD program and leave UNC. A strong math/science background is helpful, though not essential for being an effective program leader.

 

Volunteer with Girls Talk Math

We need your help to make this camp a success! There are many roles to be filled and different skill sets to bring to the table. Whether you’re an aspiring mathematician, an undergraduate interested in math, a professional in a mathematical field, or just someone who thinks math is cool – if you’re excited about encouraging girls to explore their potential, we can use your help! Volunteers can be any gender, but we will be prioritizing female volunteers for direct roles with campers.

Before Camp

Before the camp takes place there is a large amount of planning tasks to be dealt with. We need help in organizing the logistics, planning activities for students, obtaining the material for the camp, ordering food, etc.

We will be holding a mandatory informational meeting for before camp volunteers on Wednesday, May 17th at 3pm-4pm in Phillips Hall room 330.

The volunteer roles available before camp are:

FOOD COORDINATOR: we will be providing lunch throughout camp to those who have requested it and will have lunch catered as part of a last day celebration. The food coordinator will be in charge of making sure the food gets to the campers on time, planning for snacks throughout the camp, last day of camp party, and lunches for some students.

SUPPLY COORDINATOR: responsible for organizing the material to be distributed to the students on the first day, flyers, and supplies for activities.

ACTIVITY COORDINATOR: responsible for organizing of camp games and extra-curricular activities (non-math centered).

During Camp

Throughout the two weeks of camp (June 19-23 & 26-30) there are many roles needed to make everything run smoothly. You do not need to be available all day everyday to be able to help!

We will hold a mandatory Volunteer Training Meeting for During Camp volunteers. This will take place on Wednesday, May 17th at 4-5pm in Phillips Hall room 330.

The volunteer roles during camp are:

TEAM LEADER: This is our most hands-on volunteer role. Team leaders will be assigned to one or two groups of 5 campers. Their role is to answer campers’ questions about the math in their problem sets (each group will be working on one problem set). They will be asked to go through each problem set for their groups in full before the start of camp. Ideally team leaders would be able to be at camp full time for both weeks. However, we realize that this level of time commitment may be impossible for many volunteers. If you are interested in being a team leader but unable to be present for all of camp, please still indicate your interest in the role.

FOOD COORDINATOR: We will be providing lunch throughout camp to those who have requested it and will have lunch catered as part of a last day celebration. The food coordinator will be in charge of making sure the food gets to the campers on time.

PHOTOGRAPHER: The photographer will take pictures of various games, activities, panels, and work the campers take part in throughout the two weeks. The photographer may also be asked to assist in recording some lectures and panels that will take place during the camp.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Girls Talk Math has Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Having these active during the camp weeks is a great way to share what we’re doing. The social media volunteer will help update these accounts throughout the camp.