Get Involved

We are looking for volunteer workshop assistants and instructors for SFU's Science in Action program and the national Let's Talk Science program.  Both programs offer complete training and worker safety orientation. Please refer to the information below to find the program that suits you best.

Science in Action

If you are…

  • An SFU student in your 2nd year or beyond
  • Would like the opportunity to assist K-12 students with hands-on science experiments and activities
  • Interested in volunteering at least 10 hours per term 
  • Mainly interested in staying on campus at SFU (Burnaby or  Surrey)
  • Would like to have this activity recognized on your co-curricular record
  • Are willing to obtain a Criminal Record Check
  • Volunteer hours are recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record here.

 

… volunteer with Science in Action

Volunteer applications for Spring 2020 is NOW OPEN!
Application period: Nov 20, 2019 - January 20, 2020

New applications click here. 
If you have applied before, please click here.

Let's Talk Science

If you are...

  • An SFU undergraduate or graduate student studying any STEM field
  • Would like the opportunity to teach K-12 students and lead hands-on science experiments and activities
  • Seeking a more independent leadership role with opportunities to grow into a mentorship role for other SFU students
  • Willing and able to volunteer on campus (Burnaby and Surrey) and off campus in the community
  • Interested in opportunities to travel outside of the Metro Vancouver
  • Seeking an opportunity to publish STEM articles online for high school students
  • Volunteer hours are recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record here.

… volunteer with Let’s Talk Science

Apply by emailing ltsevent@sfu.ca

Hear what our volunteers have to say

Ilar Tanha

Volunteer (2019)

"Volunteering with SIA presents a unique opportunity on campus to share your passion for science with younger generations, as well as get experience working with students from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. I love having the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills I'm learning in my degree, and I highly recommend SIA to anyone interested in the sciences, teaching, or just working with K-12 students!"

Avnita Dosanjh

Volunteer (2019)

"Through volunteering with Science Outreach, I've seen how fascinating science can be for those attending our workshops and it's reinforced my own love for both science and teaching. The facilitators are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and it's a great way to try something new while giving back to the community." 

Dima Siblani

Volunteer (2019)

"Volunteering for Science in Action is a very rewarding experience for how much time you put in, no matter what your major is. It is extremely fun to teach kids and a great way to develop leadership, communication, and teaching skills."