Become a Volunteer

Science in the Community Volunteer

Pueblo Science engages the local community by bringing interactive science demonstrations to libraries, community centers, and street festivals. As a volunteer for our Science in the Community program, you will have the opportunity to participate in the many events that Pueblo Science runs throughout the year. We aim to give our volunteers the opportunity to develop their presentation and leadership skills by training them to deliver our experiments to a public audience. We are also looking for volunteers to join our support team – from photographer to graphic designers to bookkeepers!


Teach children science
Run event booths
Assist at the annual fundraiser
Run science demos and shows
Develop and test new teaching kits
Organize and plan teaching events
Create marketing materials
Help with bookkeeping, data transcribing, etc.


The majority of programs are in Toronto and the GTA, but events have also been held in Kitchener-Waterloo and other locations in Southern Ontario. Our headquarter is centrally located at the University of Toronto downtown campus, where some of the teaching kit development, and orientation sessions take place.

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RISE Volunteer

RISE (Rural Initiatives in Science Education) offers professional development training for science teachers in low-resource communities worldwide. As a RISE instructor, you will be a part of our team delivering science training in various international locations. To date, we have taught over 3,000 teachers in Philippines, Guyana, Jamaica, Thailand, India, and Bolivia.


Prepare RISE teaching kits
Be part of a team of 6 instructors
Train ~120 science teachers per workshop
Commit to a min. of 4 days per workshop


The RISE program takes place in international locations. Volunteer instructors are responsible for their own international airfare and any costs incurred outside of the workshop. Workshop locations are arranged by our local host. They are typically at a local university or high school, but can sometimes be as rudimentary as an outdoor quadrangle or gym. To date, workshops have been held in the following locations:

  • Philippines: Palawan, Manila region, Ilocos Norte, Iloilo, Davao, Laguna,
  • Guyana: Georgetown
  • Jamaica: Kingston
  • Thailand: Phitsanulok
  • Bolivia
  • India
  • More to come!

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Full STEAM Ahead Volunteer

Pueblo is excited to expand the scope of our Around the World Science e-books by introducing our newest program: Full STEAM Ahead! Full STEAM Ahead features both in-class and after-school programming. As a volunteer with this program, you will have the opportunity to develop your teamwork, presentation, and leadership skills while teaching experiments to groups of grade 4-6 students. We are also looking for support behind the scenes as we continue our outreach and marketing efforts!


Plan and organize program sessions
Create marketing materials and promote The Program on social media
Teach experiments to 4-6 graders all over Ontario
Work with the Full STEAM Ahead team to work out the logistics of the program


Our main goal with Full STEAM Ahead is to deliver the program to as many grade 4-6 students in Ontario possible, both in the classroom and at home. However, throughout the ongoing pandemic, all sessions will be delivered online meaning that Full STEAM Ahead’s programming can be taught anywhere there is an internet connection!

For full details on this volunteer opportunity, and to sign-up, click the button below.

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“I really loved teaching the participants, especially when you know that they've understood the experiment. It's also very fulfilling to know that, in a way, you're reaching out to generations of Filipino students.”

RISE Instructor, Philippines 2015

“Interacting with the Jamaican teachers was the highlight of my trip. I felt that they truly want to improve the education system in Jamaica. Being a part of that forward movement is a big deal for me and I'm excited to see how it will progress.”

RISE Instructor, Jamaica 2017