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Volunteer

This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of volunteer staff to create memorable moments, connect with visitors from around the world, discover the amazing world of science, and share knowledge and experience!

Our Volunteer Program has a diverse complement of volunteer staff and provides unique opportunities for applicants that are at least 15-years of age, with Grade 9 Science. Volunteer staff are requested to commit to one, 3-4 hour shift per week over a period of three months, or the equivalent of 40 hours.

Information on Volunteer positions and shift times is available below. After selecting a position, please complete the application form.

Volunteer Positions

Click on the position titles below for further information and specific shift times.

Please note that not all positions are available on a daily basis.

1. Assistant Camp Leader

Help Others Discover the Science of FUN!! Join our camp team as an ACL to help lead young participants on a learning adventure. You will work with camp instructors in a classroom setting to encourage interactive learning in a variety of science, robotics and/or computer camps designed specifically with fun in mind for youth 4-14 years of age.

If you have a sincere interest in working with children and a desire to help others develop their knowledge in science, join us to share the WOW factor and the wonderment of discovery! Previous experience supervising and/or teaching children, as well as strong leadership skills, will ensure success in a fun and interactive learning environment. A description of each camp can be viewed at twose.ca/camps.

Summer camp shifts are scheduled Monday to Friday, and therefore require full-week volunteer commitments. Shifts are full days (with a half hour break), Monday to Friday, either mornings or afternoons. ACLs are scheduled a minimum of 1 camp during the summer. Applicants should be a minimum 15 years of age with Grade 9 Science.

Full-day shifts (Mon - Fri): 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with break)

2. Hospitality Host

You will be instrumental in welcoming our guests from around the world, identifying their needs, responding to questions, and directing them to their required destination in a timely and efficient manner. This is a dynamic public relations and key ambassador role to promote one of Canada’s fastest growing science centres and all it has to offer, including an exciting Membership Program! Your enthusiasm, effective communication skills, and commitment to service excellence will be valuable assets to you in this hospitality role. Hosts will be positioned in a variety of key traffic areas and queuing stations within the main lobby. The ability to determine the needs of our guests, manage crowds, and remain on your feet in a fast-paced environment are requirements of this position.

Shifts:

Daily Shifts (Monday to Sunday): 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3. School Program Host

As an official host for visiting schools, you will welcome and usher these groups to their scheduled program activities. Learning destinations may include the IMAX® Theatre, Zeidler Dome, themed exhibit galleries, interpretive science classrooms, etc. Requirements of this position include strong organizational and leadership skills, a friendly and welcoming manner, supervisory experience, a sincere interest to work with youth, and the ability to move freely throughout the building. This hospitality role is available during the school year, September to June.

Shifts:

September to June

Weekday Shifts (Mon - Fri): 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

4. Assistant Cultural Program Leader

Help guests learn about the connections between Indigenous ways of knowing and contemporary science through cultural teachings, traditional handcrafts, and oral storytelling. This is a great opportunity to work with our Indigenous Education team members in a cultural traditional setting. You will be involved in assisting the program instructors with set-up and take-down of program materials, organizing and packing program kits, and inspiring and motivating participants through guided support. Previous experience supervising and/or teaching children will enhance our participants’ learning, as will your demonstrated leadership, organizational skills and enthusiasm for Indigenous cultural teachings.

Shifts:

Daily Shifts (Sun - Sat): 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5. Assistant School Program Leader

This is a great opportunity to work with our School Program Instructors in a classroom setting. You will be involved in assisting the instructors with set-up and take-down of interpretive program materials, organizing and packing program kits, and inspiring and motivating students at project stations through guided support. Previous experience supervising and/or teaching children will enhance our students’ learning, as will your demonstrated leadership, organizational skills and enthusiasm for the sciences. Special opportunities are also available to work with home school students booked into programs on select Mondays each month, as well as to assist with special themed events such as: Real People, Real Science; Chem Fest; Pi Day; etc. This educational role is available during the school year, September to June.

Shifts:

September to June

Weekdays (Monday - Friday)

  • School Programs - Weekdays, Mon to Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (morning and/or afternoon shift) as per bookings
  • Home School Programs - One Monday/Month: 10:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. as per bookings (morning and/or afternoon shifts)
  • Special Themed Events - Various weekdays - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as per event (morning and/or afternoon shifts)

6. Birthday Party Assistant

The Birthday Party Assistant is the magic behind science centre parties for children ages 3 - 14. Join a stellar team of science nerds to inspire young minds to get messy, make mistakes, do science, and have fun with hands-on experiments and science activities! Your boundless energy, enthusiasm for science, and willingness to get hands-on will energize the party and ensure each mini-scientist creates life-long memories. Assist our Science Presenters with the preparation, set-up, and delivery of special birthday programming for young party participants on a very special day.

Shifts:

Weekend Shifts (Sat or Sun): 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Make science sizzle and help others discover the world and beyond as you guide guests through interactive learning opportunities within our dynamic exhibit galleries. This is a great opportunity to showcase your experience and share your love of science and technology with others! Your demonstrated enthusiasm, strong communication skills and engaging personality will highlight the fun of science and enhance our guests’ learning experience.

Shifts:

Daily Shifts (Mon - Sun): 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OR 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8. Nature Exchange Interpreter

Nature Exchange Interpreters bring the Nature Exchange Gallery to life!!

Nature Exchange Interpreters will inspire guests of all ages to become researchers by exploring and learning about the world around them. You will help guests identify the objects they bring in to our trading post using science skills such as comparison and observation. Your interest and knowledge in Natural Sciences, along with your outgoing personality and strong communication skills, will prompt guests to share their experiences in nature and make connections to our environment.

Shifts:

Daily Shifts (Mon - Fri): 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Weekends (Sat or Sun) : 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9. Science Garage Workshop Assistant

Science Garage Workshop Assistants will attract and engage our guests in hands-on science learning, and provide them with interesting information or challenges about exhibit materials, activities and /or demonstrations. You will act as a facilitator, encouraging problem solving, inquiry and decision making with our gallery guests. A sincere interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), and a desire to share your interest and knowledge with others is a requirement of this position. Previous experience working with children and well-developed communication and leadership skills will be an asset.

Shifts:

Daily Shifts (Mon - Fri): 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Weekends (Sat or Sun): 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

10. Health Zone Interpreter

Health Zone Interpreters bring the Health Zone exhibit to life! As an interpreter, you will help guests do hands-on biology experiments in the L.A.B. (Learning About Biology) space and spend time interacting with them in the exhibit. By facilitating hands-on experiences, you will encourage guests to ask questions, make hypotheses, do science, and discover more about their bodies and their health. An interest in biology, the human body, health, and an outgoing personality are requirements for this position. Previous lab experience will be an asset but is not mandatory.

Shifts:

Daily Shifts (Mon - Fri): 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Weekends (Sat or Sun): 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OR 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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