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Scientists and Innovators in Schools Volunteer

Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.

Position:                     Scientists and Innovators in Schools Volunteer
Reports to:                 Scientist and Innovators in School Program Manager

What is Scientists and Innovators in Schools?

Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) is a volunteer-based program that helps address British Columbia's need for more scientists, engineers, technologists and technicians to promote students' interest in these areas. Our goal is to inspire students with exciting, in-school presentations by real scientists. The program is offered to Grades K–12 everywhere in British Columbia. We are looking for enthusiastic people to become part of our program.

What will you do?
A volunteer's goal is to use their expertise and knowledge to stimulate interest in the sciences in an exciting and fun way. SIS provides training, support and will reimburse all costs incurred during school visits, including travel, accommodation and presentation materials.
Who will qualify for this role?

  • You have a post-secondary education in a STEM field or you are a (under)graduate student in STEM or education
  • You have strong public-speaking skills or would like to improve in public-speaking
  • You are able to translate complex concepts for a public audience
  • You have experience working with children and adults
  • We seek dedicated volunteers from the various scientific fields to bring the world of science into the classroom

Can you commit to…

  • 4 schools’ presentations per school year during school hours (Mon-Fri 8:00am to 3:00pm)
  • attending mandatory science communication session

How to submit an application?

  • Applications are accepted ONLY online
  • Criminal record check will be required for all selected volunteers

Last but not the least…

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest. However, we only interview and select a limited number of volunteers per intake. Please accept our apology for not being able to contact all who have applied. 



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