Call for Presenters & Volunteers-Staff Council - Carnegie Mellon University

Call for Presenters and Volunteers

Presenter and Volunteer Signups Have Ended for This Year's (2014) Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day - Check Back in Feb.-Mar. 2015 to Sign Up Next Year, or Email A Committee Member Listed Below - Thank You!


Staff Council’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work committee is looking for activity leaders/presenters and general volunteers to contribute their time and enthusiasm to this year’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day event on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program, and the theme is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.”

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their children between the ages of 8 and 15 to campus to give them a glimpse of the wide range of career and learning opportunities that exist at CMU. After a group lunch program, the children can attend two activity sessions for which they have pre-registered. We are looking for individuals on campus who would like to create and lead an activity or presentation for one or two sessions in the afternoon. The commitment of presenting a program has been streamlined in order to minimize the impact to your regular academic schedule.

Each session will run roughly 45 minutes. If you volunteer for both sessions, your total commitment will be from approximately 12:40 – 3:20 p.m., including set-up and tear down. Depending on the nature of your activity/presentation, you will have either a smaller group of children (15 maximum) or a larger group (30 maximum).

If you are interested in leading an activity or presentation, please go to https://cmuprecollege.wufoo.com/forms/todastw-presenter-registration-form-cmu/. For more information about presenters, please contact M. Shernell Smith at mssmith@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-2075.

If you would like to volunteer as a general assistant to serve as a chaperone, registration table, lunch server or monitor at the end of the day (3 - 3:30 p.m.) for the parental pick-up in Weigand Gym, please contact Gloria Gruber at ggruber@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-9685.

If you are interested in either leading an activity or volunteering generally, please express your interest by March 24.

SOURCECMU Piper Faculty & Staff News, March 6, 2014

Additional Information

  • The registration website to sign up children will be available soon
  • Informational flyer/letter (PLEASE CONSIDER POSTING IN YOUR DEPARTMENT'S COMMON AREA)
  • TODSW Committee Co-Chairs Tom Wilk & Susie Rush welcome your questions, input and feedback anytime (twilk@andrew.cmu.edu or ssheldon@andrew.cmu.edu)
  • If you have Act 33/Act 34 Clearance, please let us know. It is NOT a requirement for volunteering, but it would help us as we anticipate a need for certain monitors/guides to have clearances in order to supervise our participants

Version: April 8, 2014