Volunteer

Science Borealis increases the quality and reach of science communications in Canada by promoting, supporting, and training Canadian science communicators. We do this by amplifying science blogs in our network, partnering with like-minded organizations, and by helping experienced and emerging science writers develop and showcase their writing skills. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for those interested in getting involved in the Canadian science communication community, gaining insights on how a non-profit works, and meeting others passionate about science communication.

Organizational Volunteers

  • Volunteer Resource Manager (Idealist Posting): Reporting to the Core Management Team, the Volunteer Resource Manager serves as the first point of contact for the 30-40 Science Borealis volunteers and is responsible for recruitment, onboarding, renewals, support and offboarding of all volunteers. This position has been developed to support our growing volunteer workforce. In this capacity, you will also work with us to develop policies and procedures to guide the volunteer program and ensure we maintain a healthy vibrant volunteer community. Learn more about the responsibilities and how to apply.
  • Administrative Assistant (Idealist Posting): This remote volunteer Admin position provides a unique opportunity to be part of the inner workings of Science Borealis and work directly with our leadership. Learn more about the responsibilities and how to apply.

Social Media Volunteers

Are you interested in science and science communication, and want to spend 2-3 hours each week engaging with the general public, our science bloggers, and other science institutions through our Social Media channels? Do you want to help generate Social Media content that promotes and showcases our team and members of our blogging network? Do you have experience managing Twitter/Facebook/Instagram posts, and want experience working with a non-profit organization? If your answer is “Yes,” learn what we are looking for and how to apply.

Subject Editors

Interested in writing for one of Canada’s premiere science blog? Science Borealis is looking for science writers to cover the following beats on a regular basis:

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Communications
  • Education and Outreach

Science Borealis subject editors write 4 to 6 articles for publication on the Borealis Blog throughout the year. Many subject areas are covered by two editors, who share responsibilities for researching and writing posts. Learn more about the subject editor positions and how to apply.