Volunteer

Spend a few afternoons with us, and you just might change the world.

Volunteer with the Foundation

What You Have

What You Have

- A desire to engage with students around technology and creativity
- Technical or non-technical skills
- Enthusiasm and patience
- Willingness to learn alongside students

What You Do

What You Do

- Secure manager approval to volunteer
- Participate in a brief training
- Commit to 30 hours over two weeks

What to Expect

What to Expect

- Classes lead by Foundation instructors
- Coaches support small groups of students
- 4:1 student to coach ratio
- Meals provided daily


Volunteer in an Upcoming Class

January 8–18, 2019 | Redwood Shores, California

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    Hello, Wearables!

    All Girls

    It’s fashion for the 21st century. Students learn to engineer and code wearable technology fashion using Circuit Playgrounds, lights, sounds, and sensors to interact with the world around them.

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    Hello World!

    Introduction to coding and physical computing with Arduino. Students learn to build simple, interactive circuits and gadgets that can sense and control objects in the physical world.

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    The Internet of Things

    Students create Wi-Fi enabled prototypes to connect the things around them. Students learn to access web services such as social media platforms, maps, and weather forecasts to automate and optimize a variety of tasks.

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    Internships

    The Foundation facilitates internships for d.tech students in a wide range of Oracle organizations. In addition to matching Oracle managers with d.tech interns, we provide support for both throughout the internship period.

 

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Here’s What Our Volunteers Have to Say About the Experience

Seeing the students gleam with a sense of accomplishment, I realized that I’d contributed to something big—an effort to help the future generation explore its potential. The experience was incredibly rewarding, and I’m thankful to Oracle and OEF for the opportunity.”

—Vineet Mishra, Senior User Experience Designer, Oracle

The experience of coaching students in OEF classes is priceless. The learning goes both ways—you learn from the students and they learn from you. Not to mention the joy of discovering new things together, culminating in a finished prototype in just two weeks. Priceless!”

—Margaret Errington, Senior Principal Partners Manager, Oracle

I really enjoy the looks on the students’ faces when they finally figure something out, and the creative insight that happens when designing something that has not existed before.”

—Bill Ward, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Development Operations, Oracle

I love it when I’m able to help young people learn more about technology. Volunteering for OEF is always such a fun experience.”

—Chi Nguyen, Applications Engineer, Oracle





As an OEF coach, watching the students explore, stumble, and grow while they worked their way through the design challenges, and then seeing them proudly present their projects to friends and family at the end of the session was just such a rewarding experience.”

—Glen Walton, Senior Manager, Fusion Applications Strategy, Oracle

Oracle Education Foundation