Calling All Retired Scientists! Northeastern University Seeks Volunteers to Mentor Middle School Science Classes

Northeastern University’s RE-SEED program is looking for retirees with professional science backgrounds who can volunteer once a week in middle school science classes in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.

RE-SEED (Retirees Enhancing Science Education through Experiments and Demonstrations) allows volunteers to donate their time and knowledge, partnering with middle school science teachers to enrich curriculums and engage students.

In addition to teaching key scientific principles, RE-SEED volunteers act as student mentors, assisting with science projects, providing hands-on demonstrations, and creating scientific equipment they can bring to classrooms.

Retirees who are interested in volunteering can sign up for a free training program, which begins on Monday, April 9 in Northeastern’s Churchill Hall. In these sessions, volunteers learn how to apply their expertise in a way that makes science exciting and relevant in everyday situations.

Northeastern’s RE-SEED program began in 1991 with six volunteers. To date nearly 500 volunteers have worked in 100 communities nationwide, offering approximately 500,000 hours of their time.

To RSVP for training sessions, please contact Deirdre Weedon at 617-373-5860 or

About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit