STEM Fest Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with greeting, directing and engaging guests in hands on activities such as programing robots, building with blocks, experiencing virtual reality technology, and more!  Sign up to volunteer today! Please note: Registration closes October 9.

Alumni Volunteers

Each year, STEM Fest welcomes NIU alumni for a variety of volunteer roles. NIU alumni may choose a student group or activity that aligns with their unique interests and expertise, and we will do our best to fulfill each request. Volunteer forms and instructions will be sent out the week of October 11, 2021.

Student Volunteers

We count on NIU student volunteers to provide a positive experience for everyone who participates in STEM Fest. Students can choose to volunteer individually or as a part of their student group or organization. Students participating as a part of a larger group or organization should register through that organization and not on this page. A short orientation meeting for students volunteering will be held Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. Instructions, assignments and t-shirts will be distributed. Please note: To ensure a t-shirt in your size, be sure to register by the Oct. 9 deadline.

Educator Volunteers

Help us instill the love of STEM in children and families by guiding visitors through STEM exhibits and activities. STEM Fest offers great opportunities for current and retired educators!

For more information, contact Kerri Sosnowski at