Volunteers

VOLUNTEERING AT
SCIENCE NORTH


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Whether you're exploring career options, are interested in learning, want to contribute your experience, are searching for a hobby or are simply interested in lending a hand by sharing your time and energy, a whole range of volunteer adventures await you at Science North.


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We believe in building relationships that advance careers, create new opportunities, inspire young minds and build community pride.


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Explore our current volunteer opportunities!


CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HALLOWEEN VOLUNTEERS

Location: Dynamic Earth

Time Commitment: Fridays and Saturday evenings from 4:00 pm -11:00 pm and Sundays evenings from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm between October 4-27, 2019

Position Description: If you love all things undead and spellbinding, then you'll love volunteering your time for Halloween 2019 at Dynamic Earth! Help the Dynamic Earth Halloween team create an infectiously fun visitor experience.  Bring heart-thumping fear to life in the Tunnel of Terror as an actor spooker, support on surface with family friendly activities or take visitors on a journey through our award winning outdoor PUMPKINFERNOTM exhibit. Grab a friend or two and have a frighteningly good time volunteering at Dynamic Earth (event runs Fridays and Saturday evenings from 4:00 pm -11:00 pm and Sundays evenings from 4:00 pm–9:00 pm between October 4-27, 2019). These positions are suitable for individuals who have a high level of energy, stamina, a positive attitude and can work independently and as part of a team. 

Please note that all volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training session on Sunday, September 29th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tunnel of Terror volunteers are required to attend two additional training sessions on Tuesday, October 1st and Thursday, October 3rd. Once an online application is received, more details about training will be provided by email. 

Whether you’re exploring career options, are interested in learning, want to contribute your experience, are searching for a hobby or are simply interested in lending a hand by sharing your time and energy, you can enrich our visitor experience! Give your energy to Science!

careers [at] sciencenorth.ca (APPLY FOR THIS POSITION)

CITIZEN SCIENTIST

Location: Science North

Time Commitment: Flexible

Position Description: Do you have an interest in health and in helping with research and data collection? If yes, then becoming a Citizen Scientist for Science North and Public Health Sudbury and Districts is an exciting project for you! Collect data about food availability in your local community, and at fairs and festivals this summer! You will work as a Citizen Scientist visiting local stores, farmers markets, fairs, festivals collecting data on the availability of different food items to help support public health initiatives. Training will be provided. This is a great volunteer opportunity for a high school student looking for a flexible and short-term opportunity to gain community volunteer hours.

careers [at] sciencenorth.ca (APPLY FOR THIS POSITION)

 
ON-CALL EVENT VOLUNTEER

Location: Science North

Time Commitment: Flexible Weekdays and Weekends

Position Description: Are you a senior with stories to tell? An adult with time on your hands? A teen looking for job experience? A student with community involvement hours to build? Prefer shorter time commitments? Want a choice in what you do and when you volunteer? Become and on-call event volunteer! Occasionally, when we hold special events, we find ourselves in need of extra support.  On-call volunteers are a select roster of people we can congtact about their availability to volunteer a few hours for specific events like Canada Day, New Year's Eve, EarthWeek, an annual gala, our First Lego League, Envirothon, Easter programming or other special events and programs. No experience? No problem! We provide all training.

Whether you’re exploring career options, are interested in learning, want to contribute your experience, are searching for a hobby or are simply interested in lending a hand by sharing your time and energy, you can enrich our visitor experience! Give your energy to Science!

careers [at] sciencenorth.ca (APPLY FOR THIS POSITION)

 
THUNDER BAY PROGRAM SUPPORT

Location: Thunder Bay

Time Commitment: Flexible Weekdays and Weekends

Position Description: If you are energetic, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children, then this volunteer role may be ideal for you. Lend a hand in providing fun, educational experiences by assisting with the preparation and delivery of activities in our science-based programs for kids. 

Whether you’re exploring career options, are interested in learning, want to contribute your experience, are searching for a hobby or are simply interested in lending a hand by sharing your time and energy, you can enrich our visitor experience!  Give your energy to Science!

careers [at] sciencenorth.ca (APPLY FOR THIS POSITION)

 

BENEFITS

  • Support the impact of science education in Northern Ontario

  • Gain work experience and build career skills

  • Foster enriching relationships within the community

  • Be recognized as an important part of the Science North team

  • Receive discounts and special pricing for events at Science North

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