Oracle Volunteers

We want you to be part of the future in progress.

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Volunteer with the Foundation

What you have
  • a job at Oracle
  • a desire to engage with students around technology and creativity
  • technical or nontechnical skills—all profiles welcome
  • enthusiasm and patience
  • the willingness to learn alongside students
What you do
  • secure your Oracle manager’s approval to volunteer, with our help
  • complete a training course
  • commit to the duration of the class
What to expect
  • classes led by Foundation instructors
  • volunteer coaches support small groups of students
  • an engaging experience
  • volunteering virtually, in-person, and in hybrid classes

Volunteer for an upcoming class

Ethics in AI

Guide students in examining and discussing the ethical implications and potential biases of AI, cultivating dialogues that empower them to be discerning users and future designers of fair and ethical AI systems.

Dates:
October 2–December 18 (9 Monday sessions)
Time:
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CT
Partner:
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Location:
2309 Panther Trail, Austin, TX
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Ethics in AI

Creative Coding

Mentor students to explore coding as a means of blending art and technology.

Dates:
January 9–10
Time:
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. PT
Partner:
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Location:
Oracle HQ, Austin, TX
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Creative Coding

Game Design

Coach students to create games that examine possible futures, foster empathy in players, and motivate positive behaviors.

Dates:
February 5–16
Time:
8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PT
Partner:
Design Tech High School
Location:
Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA
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Game Design

Web App Development

Mentor students to design and develop web apps that make their school an even better place to be.

Dates:
February 5–16
Time:
8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PT
Partner:
Design Tech High School
Location:
Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA
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Web App Development

Neural Networks

Coach students to befriend the machine as they explore socially positive applications for deep learning and neural networks.

Dates:
February 5–16
Time:
12:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. PT
Partner:
Design Tech High School
Location:
Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA
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Neural Networks

TinyML

Coach students to explore the future of TinyML as they learn about the intersection of machine learning, embedded systems, and their applications to improve the design of everyday things in the world.

Dates:
February 13–March 5
Time:
Various
Partner:
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Location:
Austin, TX
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TinyML

Here’s what our Oracle Volunteers have to say about their experience

Doug Williams

Both online and in-person volunteering for Oracle Education Foundation have been valuable and fulfilling experiences. I’ve learned so much from the instructors and the students and have continued to tinker with 3D printing and circuit projects since my Foundation classes. I’ll be back.

Doug Williams, GVP, Software Development
Margaret Errington

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, ISV Alliances Director
Vineet Mishra

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 to explore its potential. The experience was incredibly rewarding, and I’m thankful to Oracle and OEF for the opportunity.

Vineet Mishra, Principal User Experience Designer
Pamela Luis

It is rewarding to journey with the students as they learn new concepts, apply design thinking, and persevere through any setbacks to reach their final presentation. It was also fun journeying along with the other coaches as we exchanged experiences in the pre-class and post-class sync ups.

Pamela Luis, Manager, Software Development
Bill Ward

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