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Volunteering with School Groups

These positions are based at the museum in Ottawa, Ontario.

What you would do:

  • As part of a team, deliver curriculum-based nature workshops to schoolchildren in kindergarten to grade four (direct activities, lead discussions and serve as a resource to assist students in their discoveries)
  • Set up and take down materials for the workshop
  • Participate in initial and subsequent training.

Good for people with:

  • An outgoing and friendly attitude
  • An ability to think on their feet
  • An affinity for children
  • At least a moderate level of fitness (standing for the length of the workshop, following the group up and down stairs, playing games, etc.)


  • Fluency in English and French is a strong asset
  • An ability to speak another language may come in handy.

Time commitment:

  • September – May
  • Half a day a week
  • In English: Tuesday mornings or afternoons, Wednesdays, or Thursday mornings
  • In French: Tuesday or Wednesday mornings
  • Occasional Mondays for ongoing training
  • Intensive training period: September and October.