Program Descriptions and Volunteer Roles
ISAAC (Improving Student Affinity and Aptitude for Careers in STEM) – Provides middle and high school students with authentic and rigorous STEM work experiences in our commercial-grade laboratories, equipped with modern instrumentation and professional scientists.
Volunteer roles: Serve as mentors in the lab answering student questions about the professional work environment and career application of the laboratory techniques being used as well as ensuring safety of the students. A team of 3 -8 volunteers can participate in each middle or high school session.
Locations: S2S Technology Center in East Hanover, Hours: 8:15am to 2:30pm; Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge in Morristown, NJ (for Environmental Science Day only), Hours: 9am to 2pm
- High School Sessions: We need volunteers who are STEM professionals and have some familiarity with standard laboratory practices and instrumentation.
- Middle School Sessions: Volunteers do not need to have a STEM background or experience, just a desire to work with and inspire young people. We provide you with all materials needed to volunteer.
V-Lab (Virtual Laboratory) – Laboratory for the 21st Century, the V-Lab program conducts sessions via a collaborative communication platform and enables students (grades 5-12) in their classrooms or non-traditional settings to simultaneously conduct hands-on science experiments along with highly-qualified instructors at S2S Technology Centers.
Volunteer roles: Serve as a mentor in a classroom at a local participating school. Sessions are typically run during a normal school day between 8:15am to 3:00pm. There are 2 ways to participate:
In-Class Mentor – Volunteer on-site in the classroom, supporting students as they work through experiments. Requires approximately 2-hour time commitment.
Virtual Mentor – Livestream into a classroom session to talk to students and encourage them about the benefits of STEM learning. Virtual mentors are needed from 5-10 minutes at the beginning of a class session.
Group Volunteering – “Kit Build Day” activities on-site at Sanofi to prepare science kits for students to use in our V-Lab program.
Upcoming Dates for Volunteering
Please click the link for ISAAC schedule: Sanofi ISAAC dates
Please click the link for V-Lab schedule: Sanofi V-Lab dates