STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

 

Volunteer Position Description

 

Volunteers are valued as an integral part of our team bringing a wealth of enthusiasm, skill and experience. We treat our Recreation volunteers as potential future part-time employees.  We provide them with the skills they need to assist us effectively in our public programming and in return, we offer workshops and coaching that will improve their likelihood for employability.

 

  1. Assignment: S.T.E.M Programs (science, technology, engineering and math)

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist participants with exploring basic skills and gaining confidence in one or more of the following subjects – science, technology, engineering and math.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter the classroom and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parents
  • Assist participants with areas such as math literacy and real life applications
  • Help participants in developing their scientific basics through hands on activities and experiments
  • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new activity
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  S.T.E.M programs run at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have basic knowledge, or be able understand the concepts one or more of the subject materials (math, science, engineering and technology)
  • Regular attendance of all weekly classes
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. Will be in classroom. Must be comfortable with standing for extended periods.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Casual wear, no logos, preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to improve math and science skills
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism