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Volunteer - Science of Cocktails

Volunteer Opportunity

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Science of Cocktails, Science World British Columbia

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

Event Description:                                                                

Science World British Columbia is seeking energetic volunteers to support our exclusive signature fundraising event, Science of Cocktails on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm-midnight. Volunteers will be supporting an important fundraiser as proceeds from this event will go towards providing field trips to Science World for students from under-served schools in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We expect attendance to be 1000 + guests.

There are a number of volunteer roles for this evening:

Position Descriptions:

Bar/H2O Assistant: Enthusiastic and ready to help! Assist some of the famous bartenders from some of the best bars and restaurants in Vancouver. There will be 25 bars at this event and with that – several bar assistants will be needed to restock the bars and clear away glasses left behind by guests in and around the bar. You may also be enlisted to help keep our guests hydrated at water stations located throughout the building.

Coat Check: In this front-line position, you will be expected to greet all guests with excellent customer service. You will be in charge of collecting and retrieving any goods (i.e. umbrella’s, coats or bags) that guests would like to drop off while they are at the event.  This role is responsible for supervising checked items as well as making sure that items are properly numbered to ensure all guests receive back the items checked.

Event Ambassadors: In this front-line position, you will be expected to greet all guests with excellent customer service. This role is responsible for managing the flow of incoming attendees and monitoring the front door area; handing out the evening program with a brief description of the event; floating and monitoring in a specific area, directing attendees to areas, media check-in table and providing support where needed. This position involves interacting with event coordinators, attendees, and volunteers.

Food Station Assistant: Expert tidier! Remove and dispose of napkins, plates, glasses, or other garbage that you see on surfaces or on the ground throughout Science World, and place in appropriate garbage bins (paper, recycling and organic waste). Great opportunity to gain valuable work experience for industries such as: catering/events, restaurant/bar positions.

Science Station Exhibitor: Performing and presenting science content to adults, through fun and exciting demonstrations and activities. Duties may also include running stations where adults will be involved in tinkering and creating science crafts. On-site orientation and training will be provided. Must have strong presentation skills and be comfortable with performing and presenting science content to adults.


  • Gain volunteer hours while participating in one of Vancouver's most exclusive events
  • Enjoy a fun and festive environment
  • Support a great cause for an iconic Vancouver charitable organization
  • Light food and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided during volunteer shift


  • Must be 19+ to volunteer for this event
  • Enthusiasm to be part of team that is somewhat fast-paced
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, and enjoy meeting people
  • Great attitude!
  • Movement required - ability to stand on your feet for several hours

​Time Commitment:

Attend a mandatory training session prior to the day of the event: Monday, February 5, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 pm at TELUS World of Science
Volunteer shift will be on February 8, 2018: 6:00 pm to midnight


Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the event. Limited street parking is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Science World is a 5 minute walk from the Main Street Skytrain Station and bus routes.

How to apply:

Please complete the following volunteer application form. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact one of our volunteer coordinators at Once the form is completed, a volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you (in the beginning of January) to assign you a role and give you details surrounding volunteer orientation and your shift.

Science World British Columbia protects personal information and adheres to all legislative requirements with respect to privacy. Information provided through this volunteer application form will be used to keep you informed on your volunteer roles with Science of Cocktails only.

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