Ways to Get Involved
Encourage and Assist Your Local Library
Some libraries lack the time or staffing it takes to consider implementing a SKPL program. With your encouragement and assistance, a science kit collection could become a reality for your community. Download the SKPL Intro sheet to share with your local library, then help them to apply for a grant to become part of this great program!
Volunteer at Your Local Library
Get involved with your library’s in-house STEM programs. Talk to the Youth Services staff to find out more about your library’s STEM volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer with SKPL
Volunteer your time and talent by joining the SKPL Team and help to bring a hands-on STEM education to libraries everywhere!
Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer for SKPL
#10: It’s good for you. When you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on the children that will benefit from SKPL, your stress levels start to decrease, and your immune system is strengthened.
#9: Saves Taxes. Providing SKPL Grants to Public Libraries allows parents, teachers, mentors, community service organizations, and others to share resources.
#8: You gain professional experience. Boost your career prospects by polishing a range of useful skills. Employers love a candidate with a range of soft skills and luckily, the SKPL program gives you plenty of opportunities.
#7: You bring people together. Meet people from all walks of life, and form relationships that can have a lasting impact on your life.
#6: Promotes personal growth and self-esteem. Get out of old habits and routines, put your life into perspective, gain purpose and learn new things. The SKPL program is an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
#5: Strengthens your community. With SKPL you help support families, provide resources to improve schools (tutoring, literacy) and help children become aware of well-paying STEM careers.
#4: You learn a lot. Discover your hidden talents. Gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs while improving your teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and people skills.
#3: You get a chance to give back. You love being an Engineer, now help children understand what an engineer does and the benefits of an engineering career.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. Gives you the chance to contribute to the kind of community you want to live in every day.
#1: You make a difference. You experience the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts ensure that all children have access to high-quality, hands-on STEM learning experiences.
Are you ready to contribute to SKPL’s impactful program? If so, please click on the “Contact Us” button.