Volunteer

We really appreciate the hard work of our volunteers. Each year, more than 600 of our volunteers dedicate a combined total of 13,000 hours of their time to support our unique programs and initiatives.

If you are interested in strengthening science and society through diversity, there are various volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, including at our major programs (see table below).

Due to the large volume of volunteers that work with us each year, WISEST cannot provide employment references; we can only verify volunteer roles within the past 3 years when requested. Requests can be made by completing the attached Google Form. See a list of transferable skills for each volunteer role that can be used on resumes or CVs.  

When Program Description Opportunities
February Choices Conference A one day experience for girls and non-binary students in Grade 6 to explore science, engineering and technology. Scientific Activity Leader, Campus Ambassador, General Volunteer
July - August Summer Research Program A six week work experience for students in Grade 11 to explore science, engineering and technology fields in a research environment at the U of A, enhanced by numerous professional development opportunities. Direct Supervisor or Principal Investigator, Role Model, Lab Tour Leader
November SET Conference A one day conference for girls and non-binary students in grades 10-12 to learn about what an education and career in science, engineering and technology can offer. Lab Activity Leader, Role Model, Student Group Leader, General Volunteer
Various UA-WISE A student group focused on building community among STEM undergraduates. Executive Member, Guest Speaker, General Volunteer
Various WISER A community of early career STEM Professionals. Executive Member, Guest Speaker, General Volunteer
October - March WISEST Intern Are you interested in STEM Outreach? Would you like more experience in an office environment? Outreach
Various Advisory Board and Committees WISEST has various opportunities on its Advisory Board and numerous volunteer committees, which act under the direction of the Advisory Board. Advisory Board Member, Program Committee Member, Communication Committee Member, Golf Committee Member