DiscoverE

Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a fun and fulfilling volunteer position for the Fall semester? DiscoverE has the perfect opportunity for you! We are currently recruiting volunteers for our Saturday camps as well as for our Special Events.

Saturday Camps

DiscoverE’s Saturday Camps provide an opportunity for students in Grades 4-6 & Grades 7-9 to keep learning about science, engineering and technology in a fun and interactive way throughout the school year!

This weekly volunteer opportunity will start on September 29th and ends on December 8th. The minimum time commitment required is 4.5 hours/week, with two available shifts (8:30 AM-1:00 PM or 12:00 PM-4:30 PM). Apply now to be a Saturday Camp volunteer today!

Special Events

Special events occur throughout the year, on and off campus. Special Events volunteers are added to a roster and contacted monthly about different opportunities to volunteer. Apply now to be a Special Events volunteer today!

If you have any other questions or concerns about DiscoverE's volunteer program, please email our Special Events & Volunteer Team Lead, Mara Steiner, at devc@ualberta.ca

Professional Volunteers

Are you a professional in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field? Have you graduated and are looking to give back? Or are you currently in an undergraduate program, and want to share your excitement in all things engineering and science as a presenter? We invite you to inspire our campers and students to work in STEM fields.

DiscoverE is open to any combination of commitment and are flexible to meet our professional volunteers’ needs. You can come in and help campers with projects that are already running. You can also run a project. DiscoverE will provide the materials needed to complete projects planned by professional volunteers, will book a space/room when needed, and provide AV equipment for presentations. The ability for DiscoverE to provide materials and space relies on a combination of cost and accessibility of the materials. Availability of these materials are discussed on a case by case basis.

Our professional volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Indigenous Elders
  • Undergraduate students from across campus, including Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science, and Biology etc.
  • Graduate students from Engineering, Physics, Pharmacy, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
  • Professors from Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, and Mathematics
  • Employees from APEGA, Alberta Health Services, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, National Institute of Nanotechnology, Exciton Technologies Inc, IBM, Shell, Diavik Mines, Syncrude, Apple, Google, Canada Space Agency and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

How do professional volunteers feel about their experience?

"My favorite part was seeing how excited and enthusiastic the campers were about science and engineering. They had some great questions and were really attentive. It's always a pleasure working with individuals who are interested in what you are presenting about."
"I really enjoyed working with the groups on a project. Their enthusiasm and insights were truly something to behold."
"I always love to get kids excited about future possibilities. It gives them a sense of hope and wonder."

If you have any other questions or concerns about DiscoverE's volunteer program, please email our Special Events & Volunteer Team Lead at devc@ualberta.ca