There are lots of ways to volunteer and get involved at Salvadori, for as little as an afternoon or as long as the entire school year.
Fill out this volunteer form and watch for this space for our volunteer training coming this spring!
There are lots of ways to volunteer and get involved at Salvadori, whether it's for just an afternoon or for an entire school year.
You can mentor students in the classroom by buddying with one of our architect-educators. Assist students in implementing their ideas on model making days for the GLOBE Program (3 class commitments) or the LEAD Program (2 class commitments). Or volunteer for our Charrette, a day-long competition held on a Saturday.
Please fill out out our volunteer form, so we can match your interests and location with a school project in your community. The students will benefit from your knowledge and experience and will grow from your guidance.
Other ways to get involved:
Facilitate a field trip
Put together a field trip for a class to tour a building, bridge, park, or other built space. "Behind-the-scenes" views help students make connections with projects they do at school. Salvadori classes have visited the mechanical room of the Chrysler Building, the top floor of the Woolworth Building, and an office with a view of the World Trade Center Site.
Above: Students from Ella Baker study how a building works as part of their project "My Body A Building."
Hold a Q & A session
Work-related experiences are also eye-opening for the students in our programs. Even a brief "Q & A" session with a visiting professional can be motivating as well as informative. Give a demonstration in your area of expertise or engage students in a hands-on activity. Great topics include simple machines, transportation systems, urban planning, real estate and building construction.
Right: Salvadori Center Board Member Mysore Nagaraja speaks to students at PS 52Q.