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PODS:Robotics Coach/Mentor

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  • 13 people are interested
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We are looking for 1-2 individuals to help coach and mentor our small FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics team. Individuals with coding skills and/or who are mechanically inclined would be a great fit.

These very engaged and curious kids are currently building a robot, and are looking for someone who can help them to learn additional coding and engineering principals.

Coding skills or FTC competitions are designed for students in grades 7-12 to build robots that compete head to head to perform a variety of tasks. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

The current students are in grades 8-10 but ages will vary next season. Practices are held in Summit on Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm, and one evening a week from 6:30pm -9:00pm. The season is typically September through February or March, but the current team would welcome a volunteer for the remainder of the season. Come have fun in the robotics lab!

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About JerseySTEM


Virtual Locations, Florham Park, NJ 07901, US

Mission Statement

At this time, we are only able to enlist the help of volunteers with an address in the United States or Canada. If you are not located in the United States or Canada, pls do not apply to JerseySTEM and and good luck applying to the many great charities who are equipped to manage non US/Canada based volunteers. Good Luck. JerseySTEM is a grassroots 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ("STEM") education to girls grade 5-8 from underserved communities in New Jersey. We partner with socially responsible companies and their employees, youth organizations in underserved communities, and civic-minded college students and universities. Together we develop and deliver innovative, hands-on, and online afterschool projects and inquiry-based learning opportunities that develop teamwork, 21st-century problem-solving skills, and self-esteem.


Incorporated in 2013, JerseySTEM started bringing afterschool enrichment programs to middle school girls in 2015.
We have since provided 1,000 students with exposure to afterschool enrichment programs delivering more than 20,000 hours of instruction. Students learn to code, build robots, solve problems and through that process gain self-esteem and confidence that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.


Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Practices are held in Summit on Sunday evenings from 5pm-9pm, and one evening a week from 6:30pm -9:00pm

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