Every helping hand makes a difference.

With the right network of support, our youth are capable of unlocking solutions to the world’s toughest problems, such as eliminating poverty and disease, conserving finite resources, and creating renewable energy sources.

When you volunteer with Oregon MESA, we are able to expand our service areas, extend our programming and offer life-changing opportunities to more students.

Please complete the form at the bottom of the page to contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Short-Term Opportunities


Every spring our students from all over the state of Oregon get to show off their accomplishments that they’ve been working on all year at MESA Day. Each year we need new volunteers for this exciting event. Learn more about MESA Day, or go straight to the volunteer sign up form.



  • Total time commitment: approximately 6-8 hours
  • Experience in a STEM or education field is strongly preferred
  • If not employed in a STEM or education field, please specify, as we have a small number of other positions available
  • Attend an advance training
  • Work a designated shift at MESA Day

Give a Presentation to Students

If you have knowledge that you would like to share about STEM careers, internship opportunities, or college access, we may have an opportunity for you to present to our students and/or their families.


  • Total time commitment: approximately 2-4 hours, depending on the activity
  • Create a presentation, speech, or materials to give out to students
  • Travel to the event and speak to our students and families about your specific topic

Long-Term Opportunities

Become a MESA Mentor

We are always looking for community leaders and industry employees to work with our students as they develop group engineering projects and begin applying for post-secondary education. To create an effective bond with our students, we ask mentors to make a long-term commitment to a specific chapter program.


  • Total time commitment: approximately 90-100 hours over 11 months
  • Attend 3-4 curriculum trainings per year
  • Attend 3-4 professional development meetings
  • Travel to a MESA school (with reimbursement for public transportation)
  • Work with students on engineering projects during weekly, hour-long chapter meetings
  • Submit to a background check