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Volunteer Recruitment

Do you have a passion for science?

The Science Centre Singapore is looking for volunteers 14 years of age and above.

We offer you a chance to:

  • Put your scientific knowledge to good use.
  • Benefit the general public with a better understanding of science.
  • Interact with people from all walks of life and age groups.

Basic Requirements:

  • At least 14 years of age (by year).
  • Interested in Science.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people of various ages.
  • Interested in presenting science and technology to the public.
  • Enthusiastic and friendly attitude.
  • Strong commitment to providing a high standard to visitor service.
  • Willingness to undergo training.

Training

All volunteers are required to attend training before they start. Details for these sessions will be shared with applicants who have successfully gone through our interview process

Volunteer Areas

Activity StationAdhoc Admin / Event DeploymentGallery FacilitationObservatory FacilitationNature Tour

For interested applicants

Join us and be a volunteer at the Science Centre Singapore in 4 easy steps:

  1. Click here to complete the online registration*+
    • You will be required to submit your curriculum vitae/resume during this registration.
    • For applicants under the age of 18, fill in the consent form and obtain your parent’s/guardian’s signature. Submit the consent form during this registration.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview after we have processed your application.
  3. After the interview, successful applicants will be informed of the training session details.

* Successful applications will have to pay a one-time fee: $30.00 (of administrative and training cost)

Corporate Groups/Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We also offer volunteering programmes for corporate groups/CSR. Please contact us at volunteers@science.edu.sg if you would like to find out more about these opportunities. 

 

Other opportunities for school students

We also offer VIA days and student work attachment programmes. Please contact us at volunteers@science.edu.sg if you would like to find out more about these opportunities. 

The following table shows more details and comparison between our general volunteer programme (for anyone 14 years and above), VIA Days (for schools) and Student Work Attachment Programme (for students and schools).

 

 

Volunteer Programme

VIA Days

Student Work Attachment Programme

Brief description

Engage and interact with guests at the Science Centre Singapore; volunteers get to choose something that you are passionate about, ranging from facilitation of simple art and craft activities, gallery facilitation to being observatory and nature guide.

Engage and interact with guests at the Science Centre Singapore; facilitation of simple art and craft activities, which include simple science concepts.

The student is attached to a staff mentor and will shadow the mentor in their job scope, which may also include engagement and interaction with guests.

Goals of the Programme

  • Put your scientific knowledge to good use
  • Discover your passion
  • Practise communication skills by interacting with people from all walks of life and age groups.
  • Put student's scientific knowledge to good use
  • Discover their passion
  • Practise communication skills by interacting with people from all walks of life and age groups.
  • Put student's scientific knowledge to good use
  • Discover their passion
  • Expose students to real work environment
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills.

Pre-requisites

  • At least 14 years of age (by year)
  • Passionate for Science
  • Keen interest in engaging guests
  • At least 14 years of age (by year)
  • Requires teacher(s) commitment
  • Passionate for Science
  • Keen interest in engaging guests 

Min. 20 pax/ max. 40 pax + with teacher(s) commitment
  • At least 15 years of age (by year) / Secondary 3
  • Requires teacher(s) commitment
  • Passionate for Science
  • Willingness to learn and openness to receive feedback from mentor

2-4 students/ school + with teacher(s) commitment

Cost

  • $30 (training and administrative charges) / pax
  • $5 (training and administrative charges) / pax
  • No cost to apply

Timeframe

  • Up to the individual’s schedule
  • Spans over 2.5 days, to be completed within 1 month, usually occurring during school holidays.
  • One singular block of a minimum of 2 weeks (10 working days)

Duration

  • Training: 0.5 day
  • Each session (full-day) is 7 hours. Individuals must commit to the full session, but need not sign up for multiple sessions in a week
  • During the school term: Fridays to Sundays 9.30 am to 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
  • During public and school holidays: Mondays to Sundays 9.30 am to 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

*Starts after interview selection process

Training: 0.5 day

Service session: 2 days

Training hours: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm OR 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Service hours: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

  

The full working day of 7 hours including 1-hour lunchtime.

Students must commit all working days and hours

Working hours:

  • 9.00 am to 5.00 pm OR
  • 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
 *Starts after interview selection process

Rewards

  • Certificate
  • Other rewards from an opportunity to attend Science Centre’s workshops, to getting free tickets.
  • Certificate
  • Certificate
  • Lunch allowance of $5 per full day

 

For enquiries, please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Email: volunteers@science.edu.sg

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