FGSR Community Volunteer Program


The FGSR Community Volunteer Program recruits primarily graduate student volunteers to share their knowledge and experience with the community in a variety of ways, including:
The FGSR Community Volunteer Program is an Alberta Science and Technology Public Awareness Prize winner
  • guest lectures
  • tours
  • answering questions from the community
  • demonstrations both in schools and in our Outreach lab

While schools are our main audience, volunteers also participate in boys and girls club events, attend seniors' homes and speak at rural functions.

We strongly support the literacy promotion event READ IN, host a Liberal Arts Day for Grade 8 and 9 students, and provide hands-on activities for the local Young Scientists Conference.

Our graduate students serve as role models and mentors for younger students, providing expertise on local and global issues to our leaders of tomorrow.

Volunteers are usually recruited by posting requests on the FGSR Professional Development E-Bulletin.

The success of the FGSR Community Volunteer Program is due to outstanding contributions from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, academics, support staff, undergraduate students and alumni.

As our profile in the community continues to grow, the diversity of research, expertise, and knowledge becomes available to a wider audience.

Select from the list of the FGSR Community Volunteer Program supported activities.