Visions of Science Network for Learning volunteers are the backbone of our organization. If you are interested in making a meaningful contribution to communities please view the opportunities below.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Join a network of over 150 volunteers across the GTHA

  • Gain valuable experience in STEM facilitation, outreach, leadership and more!

  • Get connected to opportunities for further development and involvment

  • An opportunity to grow within our organization with access to employment  and other opportunities 


Long Term Opportunities

Community STEM Club Facilitator

Our main volunteering opportunity is within our Community STEM Clubs program as a volunteer facilitator. Please note that you will be required to obtain a police vulnerable sector check.

Commitment

Every Saturday (with the exception of holidays) from 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.* as the assigned club location.

Term 1: October 14- December 2, 2017, Term 2: January 13 to May 5, 2018 

*Timing may vary slightly based on club location

We are looking for...

  • Post Secondary students (2nd year and higher*) in STEM and/or education disciplines. We also consider applicants in child and youth care programs or equivalent

  • Individuals with a passion for STEM learning and community development

  • Individuals that have a desire to work with youth and engage communities

*Applicants in first year or high school are welcome to apply and will be considered based on the strength of their application

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As a facilitator, you will…

  • Engage a consistent group of youth and create a positive learning environment

  • Work within a team to deliver STEM workshops and experiments within our respective communities

  • Engage youth in guest speaker workshops and field trips

  • Serve as a mentor to youth

  • Receive training in workshop material, facilitation techniques, working within a team and engaging target youth

You will develop skills in…

  • Leadership

  • Facilitation and teaching

  • Community engagement, development and outreach

  • Communication

  • Teamwork and collaboration

Application Process

  1. Check out our locations and fill out a preliminary application form
  2. Depending on location availability, we will contact you to complete second stage application where we will obtain more information on who you are and why you want to join our team
  3. Upon completion of the second stage, you must fulfill all requirements and be available to attend the mandatory training sessions* prior to the start of the term

For any questions please email: volunteer@vosnl.org

Apply now to be a Community STEM Club Facilitator! We look forward to having you be part of our team!


Short Term Opportunities

If you would like to contribute to our organization but are unable to commit to the weekly Community STEM Clubs program, there are many other ways to get involved!

Events

We hold several major events throughout the year including: the Visionary Gala, the Visionary Expo (at the Ontario Science Centre), Science Rendezvous, Science Literacy Week, Science Odyssey and many more! Event volunteers are responsible for assisting on the day of event. Specific assignments and instructions are given once availability is confirmed.

Community Outreach

We engage in several community- based outreach and activities throughout the year. This involves engaging community members, delivering pop-up community workshops and distributing information about our programs and initiatives. 

If any of the above opportunities interest you, please sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on how to sign up for specific events and activities. 


Do you have other skills or expertise that you think could be valuable to our organization? Let us know! Please contact volunteer@vosnl.org