Volunteers in our core volunteer program have diverse backgrounds, ages and interests. They receive a wide array of benefits, including rewarding training and meaningful responsibilities, lounge privileges, inclusion in staff events, restaurant and store discounts, a recognition program and educational and learning opportunities.
What you need to know
- You must be at least 16 years old.
- You must commit to a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service.
- We will ask you to volunteer for a 2–4 hour shift once per week.
- There are 2 intake and training sessions each year—Spring and Fall. There also may be the possibility of specific recruitment for volunteers, as required.
Our Fall Intake is now closed. Please check this website for volunteer opportunities during our Spring Intake.
High School Work Experience
We offer all Lower Mainland secondary students in Grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to gain valuable volunteer work experience at our science centre. Teachers are invited to sign up students who they feel would benefit from a placement at Science World.
Teen Advisory Group
The TAG Team is Science World's Teen Advisory Group. The team organizes SWEET (Science World Extravagant Evening for Teens) events at TELUS World of Science specifically for youth guests.
Through TAG, teens have the opportunity to develop a variety of skills, including exceptional customer service, public speaking, graphic design, social media marketing, professional teamwork and event planning through their involvement in planning, promoting and delivering SWEET events.
Scientists and Innovators in Schools
SIS is a volunteer-based program that helps address British Columbia's need for more scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, creative technology professionals and innovators to promote students' interest in these areas. Their goal is to inspire students with exciting, in-school presentations by career mentors. The program is offered to Grades K–12 everywhere in BC.
Community Scientist Initiative
Science World’s new Community Scientist Initiative (CSI) is looking for scientists, researchers and other science-based professionals with a keen interest in engaging with public audiences, to become science communicators and ambassadors. Supported by gallery curators, and under the direction of the CSI Program Director, you will develop and deliver activities and experiences in our facility, TELUS World of Science.
Future Science Leaders
FSL is an after-school science enrichment program for high school students designed to engage curious minds with the nature of science, unleash creative potential, and build a life-long network of like-minded peers. It runs September to May in Vancouver at Science World and in Surrey at the Health and Technology District. Year 1 of the program is led by Fellows--content experts who provide 2 to 4 lessons for the FSL students. They are generally PhD candidates or Post-Docs who want more experience teaching. They are paid by honorarium.
Looking for a fun group volunteer activity for your team? Corporate groups that make a donation of $5,000 or more will have the opportunity to join us for a hands-on volunteer experience at a Community Access Evening at TELUS World of Science. Your team of 5 to 30 people will have the chance to be informal science educators for an evening, delivering fun activities to kids and families from underserved communities in one of our interactive galleries or lab spaces.
Board of Directors
Our Board members work with like-minded community leaders who understand the importance of science literacy for a thriving community. Be a stakeholder, a leader and a collaborator, helping shape a new Science World into an integral part of the provincial landscape.
The Advisory Council is a group of community leaders who support the goals of Science World. Members meet regularly and are ambassadors for the organization by contributing time, talent and resources to help Science World fulfill its mission.