Please click below on "Volunteer Descriptions" for more information on opportunities.
Volunteers are needed to assist with general office duties in the registration office from Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10 (Hours: min 4 to max 8 hrs per day). These positions are a great way for students to earn volunteer hours. Duties may include creating lists from our registration database, compiling information and putting together kits and delegate packages. Must be able to lift up to 10 kg.
30-40 volunteers are required for various jobs on the arrival date of the CWSF (Saturday, May 11) to assist with the registration process (Hours are from 8am to 10pm. Volunteers may select multiple shifts of 4 hrs each).
If you are friendly, outgoing and personable, we want you as part of our team. High school students are encouraged to apply and earn volunteer hours. U of L students who are very familiar with the campus would be preferred Campus Tour Guides.
We will welcome finalists and delegates upon arrival at the Calgary International Airport (YYC) on Saturday, May 11. Approximately 30 volunteers are required and will work in pairs. We require one or more French-speaking volunteers. As each group arrives, you'll welcome them and help them get their luggage, direct the group delegate to check-in, and then escort the group to their coach for transport to the U of L.
Do you tend to focus on making things safe for others? If so, then volunteering as a member of the Safety Check Team (SCT) may be right for you. We are looking for 30 people to facilitate the safety checks of finalists’ projects on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Training and mentoring will be provided. This is a great opportunity to see the projects and interact with Canada’s top science fair students! Good communication skills are essential for this position and bilingual volunteers (English/French) are especially needed (minimum age 21).
The CWSF invites the public and media as well as middle and high school groups to visit the Exhibit Hall to interact with CWSF participants and view the projects. Join us in greeting visitors, making them feel welcome and giving directions. We need 6-8 (1-2 French speaking) friendly people for each day of school tours to meet school buses as they arrive on campus, direct them to the designated parking lot and guide groups from meeting areas to the Exhibit Hall. At the end of the tour, you will guide groups to the departure area. 3-4 volunteers are needed to stamp passports and pass out small prizes as students leave. School tours are scheduled for Monday, May 13 and Thursday, May 16, 9am - noon. Public viewing is scheduled for Sunday May 12, 2 - 4:30pm and Friday May 17, 9:00am - noon.
Food service offers a variety of volunteer opportunities during the week of the CWSF. From delivering snacks to participants in the evening, to replenishing water and snacks in the Exhibit Hall and judging area and assisting with "keeping things tidy" in various locations, the food services team will be kept busy in a fun environment. We need energetic volunteers with good people skills and the ability to lift up to 10 kg. Day and evening volunteer hours are available.
We are looking for 30-40 energetic volunteers to help assemble the required elements of the Exhibit Hall on Saturday afternoon, May 11 and early morning on Sunday, May 12. Some volunteers will be required to lift heavy items. Some will be required to use basic tools (training is easy) and others will be required to help finalists with last minute adjustments to their projects as they are setting up. We will need 10-20 volunteers during the day on Sunday to help finalists set up, 10-20 to be available and supportive during judging (Tuesday) and about 20 to help with take-down on Friday. Please note, we can also accommodate some volunteers who might have physical limitations who could act as greeters (and would also control access to the Exhibit Hall) or work in an administrative role.
We need 2-4 volunteers at the times below to assist with security of the Exhibit Hall. Duties are light and the main job will be to check badges at the door, and ensure appropriate access. Past experience in a security role would be beneficial but not mandatory. These positions may be well-suited for seniors and/or people with physical limitations.
Do you enjoy working with technology, computers, cameras, and photocopiers? Do you enjoy interacting with the public? Are you creative? If so, one of these positions could be for you.
The National Judging Committee (NJC) relies heavily on volunteers to ensure a smooth judging operation. These volunteers play a major role in making sure that judges have a positive and rewarding experience. Some volunteers will be privy to confidential information regarding award winners therefore discretion is required.
The Science Challenge takes place from 1pm – 5pm on Monday, May 13 at the U of L. We need about 20 volunteers (U of L students who know the campus are encouraged) to lead groups of 25 people around campus to Science Challenge locations.
For this evening, we will need about 30 volunteers (U of L students who know the campus are encouraged) to assist with activities starting at 6:30pm. Volunteers are needed from 6pm - 9pm on Tuesday, May 14.
Tour Day is an all-day (8am - 9pm) event highlighting the scenic, historic and cultural landmarks of southern Alberta. About 30 highly personable volunteers (including 6 bilingual-English/French) will be required as bus tour guides. Volunteers should be generally knowledgeable about the sites and history of southern Alberta including Waterton Lakes National Park.
Discover Downtown Lethbridge is the final event of the fair, and an opportunity for participants to discover the history, culture, shopping and food experiences of Downtown Lethbridge. About 20 volunteers will be required to run various fun activities in the downtown core on Friday, May 17 from 2pm - 9:30pm.
General volunteers will be required throughout the week to assist with the preparation and presentation of Science and Social committee activities. These include delivery of food, games, etc. to the finalist/delegate lounges and assisting with other activities as required.
i.e. Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Drama, et cetera.
(i.e., AV, photography, computer, etc.)
Men's sizes only.
A Volunteer Orientation Session will be held closer to CWSF 2013. Information on the date and location will be emailed to you. We hope you will attend.
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