JI Volunteer

Volunteer with us and make a difference across BC

Are you a current grade 9, 10, 11, 12, or a university student (and is going to be at least 15 years of age by December 31st, 2019) interested in volunteering with kids this school year? Are you passionate about sharing STEM in a hands-on learning environment? Come join us as we share the wonder of STEM with BC youth!

Our Summer Camps run in several locations:

  • UBC Vancouver Campus (July 2 - August 29)
  • UBC Okanagan Campus (July 2 - August 23)
  • White Rock (July 2 - August 16)
  • North Delta (July 8 - August 23)
  • North Vancouver (July 8 - August 23)
  • Ladner (July 15 - 19)
  • Vancouver School Board Schools (Various weeks during the summer)

A minimum of one week (~40 hours) commitment is required for Junior Instructors (JIs), however, you may choose to volunteer as many weeks as you like! Our Junior Instructors support Camp Instructors running programs for grades 1-9.

If you wish to volunteer at the UBC Vancouver Campus, Vancouver School Board Schools, White Rock, North Delta, North Vancouver, or Ladner, please apply here.

If you wish to volunteer at the UBC Okanagan Campus, please apply here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 26th at 11:59 PM.

Our Clubs run on weekday afternoons (at VSB schools and VPL branches), Saturday mornings (on UBC Campus), and on weekday afternoons in Kelowna. A minimum commitment of one season of clubs (at least 7 sessions) is required for Junior Instructors (JIs) - however you may choose to volunteer for as many seasons you would like! Our Junior Instructors support Clubs Instructors running programs for grades 1-12. Being a JI is an engaging, rewarding, and fun volunteer position.

Our applications for clubs JIs are now closed. Sign up for the Junior Instructor Mailing List 2019 to know when our future club or camps applications open up.

Are you interested in having Geering Up visit your school to share the volunteering opportunities that we offer to high school students? Email volunteer@geeringup.ca to request a date and time for us to visit. Example visits include speaking in a classroom or having a booth at a volunteer fair.

Sign up for our volunteer mailing list to be the first to hear more about upcoming opportunities.

Let's Talk Tech is an introductory workshop series with a focus on programming, computational thinking, and the endless possibilities in the tech industry! Support elementary school students on January 19 or February 9, 2019! Sign up here!

Engineering Explorations events are an exciting opportunity for girls across BC to visit UBC Engineering and learn about engineering. Support and inspire high school girls on February 16 or March 2, 2019! Sign up here! Please note this volunteer opportunity is only open to university students and working professionals.


If you have any questions, please email volunteer@geeringup.ca for more information!