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

The next intake for volunteers is July 6 - August 20, 2018.

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 with Let’s Talk Science

Apply by emailing ltsevent@sfu.ca

 


 

"Outreach is a perfect platform to network among SFU professors and staff while teaching, learning and having fun."

Karishma, volunteer

"My name is Rania and I am in my third year at SFU, majoring in Biomedical Physiology.  I started volunteering for science outreach in my second semester at SFU because I wanted to get involved on campus and help out in my faculty. It has always been a goal of mine to promote the sciences to youth as I find there are often misconceptions surrounding  the field.
Volunteering for this program is an extremely rewarding experience and it has allowed me to improve my teaching and communication skills. I highly recommend volunteering for our program if you are looking to enhance your university experience."

"At SFU Science Outreach we teach school-aged children about science by conducting experiments and coordinating activities on campus. I enjoy my role tremendously, and as a full-time student I appreciate that it doesn’t require an overwhelming time commitment. It’s really nice to be a role model for the kids I teach. I think exposing the participants to science at such a young age is a great thing because for some it sparks a passion that may one day lead to a science-related educational or career pathway. The experience has helped me to develop communication and leadership skills by forcing me to step outside of my comfort zone." 

                                    Yasmeen, volunteer