Tuesday, 11 February 2014

March Madness - Volunteering Opportunities in March

Hello everyone,
the Museum of Science and Tech are hosting a ton of activities over the March Break and they need your help! We need a lot of volunteers to help supervise and run the many activities running in March. Here are the schedule for March and as you can see, we have a variety of activities going on, so it won't be hard to find one you like (Click on each image to enlarge it). Scroll down further to read a description of each activity. To apply to be a volunteer, please visit our Application Forms page. Spots fill up quickly so they will be first come, first serve.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

New January and February Volunteering Opportunities

I hope everyone had a great winter break. Here are some new volunteering roles available at the Museum of Science and Tech.

Friday, January 17
PD camp day (assist camp counsellors for a 1 day camp)
8 am to 4 pm OR 9 am to 5 pm (your choice)
2 volunteers

Saturday, February 1
Astronomy workshop
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
2 volunteers

Monday, February 17 (Family Day!)
Help with the toy room
9 am to 4 pm
5 volunteers

Sunday, 8 December 2013

New Volunteering Opportunities: Holidays at Canada Science and Technology Museum!

Hi guys, the Science and Tech museum has a ton of awesome activities planned this holiday season and we need a lot of volunteers to help make these activities wonderful. Here is how you can help out:

If you are interested, please follow the application process detailed here: http://uottawamsvn.blogspot.ca/p/application-form.html

In English:
Astronomy Workshop
"Solar System Snow Globe". Your creation will have all eight planets of the solar system! (Family activity)
Friday, December 13
Hours: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
2 volunteers needed

Tech the Halls!
Help us make the museum Holiday Season party a memorable one! Help with guest registration, crafts and games!
Saturday, December 14
Hours: 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm
4 volunteers needed.

Winter Solstice Craft
Always popular with the children!
Saturday, December 21
Hours: 9:30 to 4:15 pm
3 volunteers needed.

Sci-Art Workshop
Have fun performing art using science! Create a painting with a pendulum or produce a print with an ultraviolet light
December 26 to January 5 inclusively
Hours: 9:30 am to 4:15 pm
1 volunteer per day. (Unilingual volunteers welcome) You will be paired with a museum guide.

Printing Craft
Create your own print of an image inspired by one of the museum's amazing artefacts.
December 26 to January 5 inclusively
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
3 volunteers per day!

Origami Workshop
Join our origami master and learn how to fold paper in impressive shapes.
December 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
9:30 am to 3:15 pm
2 volunteers per day

Chess Board Pieces Craft
Create a model of your favorite chess piece. Bring your imagination to design a work of art!
January 2, 3, 4, 5
9: 30 am to 4:15 pm
2 volunteers per day

3D Puzzle Craft
Try your hand at building a miniature 3D puzzle truck that actually works! The wheels turn, the doors open, etc.
December 28 and 29, January 3 and 4
1 pm to 3:45 pm
1 bilingual volunteer (English / French) per day

En Francais:
Atelier d’astronomie
"Le système solaire en boules de neige". Bricolage où l’on fabrique un système solaire (activité familiale)
Vendredi 13 décembre
Heures: 18h30 à 21h
2 bénévoles

Tech the Halls!
Contribuez au succès du party du temps des fêtes du musée! Animation de bricolages et de jeux.
Samedi, 14 décembre
Heures: 15h30 à 21h30
4 bénévoles

Solstice d’hiver! (Bricolage)
Toujours populaire auprès des enfants
Samedi 21 décembre
Heures: 9h30 à 16h15
3 bénévoles

Atelier Sci-Art
Amusez vous en combinant les arts et la science!
26 décembre au 5 janvier inclusivement
Heures: 9h30 à 16h15
1 bénévole par jour. (bénévole unilingue bienvenue) Tu seras jumelé avec un guide du musée

Bricolage d’impressions
Bricolage d’impressions réalisées à partir d’images iconiques du musée (trains, etc)
26 décembre au 5 janvier inclusivement
Heures: 9h30 à 15h30
3 bénévoles par jour

Aidez notre expert à animer cet atelier avec les visiteurs!
Decembre: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Heures: 9h30 à 15h15
2 bénévoles par jour

Pièces d’échec (Bricolage)
Fabrique ta pièce de jeu d’échec préférée. Apporte ton imagination!
Janvier: 2, 3, 4, 5
Heures: 9h30 à 16h15
2 bénévoles par jour

Casse-tête 3D
Viens construire un camion 3D qui fonctionne! Les roues tournes, les portes ouvrent, etc
28 et 29 décembre, 3 et 4 janvier
13h à 15h45
1 bénévole bilingue (français / anglais) par jour.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Volunteers Needed! Volunteer at "Tech the Halls — A Holiday Party for Members"

Volunteer at "Tech the Halls — A Holiday Party for Members"

Date: Saturday, December 14
Start Time: 3:30 p.m.
End Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum (map)
More info:

Your role: Make the experience memorable for the guests! (help with set-up,
registration, crafts and games). There will be food and drink provided to

Please contact Cedric at cst-amour@technomuses.ca to sign up. (ASAP!)

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Sois bénévole pour "Des Fêtes technos – Party pour les membres"

Date: Samedi le 14 décembre
Début: 15 h 30
Fin: 22 h
Emplacement: Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada (carte)
Pour en savoir plus:

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Volunteering Opportunities during the National Science and Technology Week

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Dates: October 19-20-26-27 (weekends)
Hours: 9:45 am to (approx) 4 pm
4 volunteers per day
Your role: Animate activities, crafts, and games.

What is is the National Science and Technology Week?
Celebrate National Science and Technology Week at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. On October 19, 20, 26 and 27, take part in exciting hands-on activities. Try your hand at science experiments, and discover how science and technology touch the lives of all Canadians. National Science and Technology Week is being celebrated in Canada from October 18 to 27, 2013. To learn more about events and activities across Canada, visit http://www.science.gc.ca/nstw.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Thanksgiving and Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

October is just around the corner and the Agriculture and Food Museum is beginning to look fantastic. We have two great events planned for the weekend of Thanksgiving, and the Halloween weekend. You can sign up for individual days or for the entire event. 

Thanksgiving weekend!
October 12, 13, 14.Hours: 8:45 am to (approx 4 pm)

  • Welcome guests, 
  • Crafts, 
  • Games, 
  • Kitchen demonstrations
Looking for 5 volunteers per day.

Barnyard Halloween!
October 26-27
Hours: 8:45 am to (approx 4 pm)

  • Welcome guests, 
  • Crafts, 
  • Make treats, 
  • Help with the famous parade, etc
You can dress-up for the event! (optional) Keep in mind our target audience are young families... no scary costumes or masks :)Looking for 12 volunteers per day.

If you are interested in either of the two opportunities, please submit the volunteer application forms ASAP. You do not have to be bilingual, or in a specific program at uOttawa.

Application forms can be found here.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send us an email at: uOttawa.MSVN@gmail.com

Let's welcome Fall together at the Canada Agriculture and Foods Museums! :)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

New Opportunity! Mini-Maker Faire Ottawa

The Maker Market brings together families and individuals who celebrate Arts, Crafts, Engineering, Food, Music, Sustainability, and Science and those who embrace the Maker spirit. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, this is an opportunity to meet a sampling of the local hackers, tinkerers, engineers, crafters and artisans!

For more information on it, visit here.