We’re looking for program mentors with availability to support staff in the delivery of our Saturday youth programs at our downtown makerspace in Toronto.
We enable kids to make their wildest project ideas come true using our high tech machines (3D printers & laser cutters), electronics, woodworking tools, and more.
Our current openings for program mentors are for the following programs (click below to read the program descriptions and upcoming dates):
The only prerequisite for volunteering is that you love helping kids bring their weird and wonderful ideas to life.
Bonus points if:
- you’ve worked with kids before
- you have experience making things (anything! cakes, sweaters, robots)
- you have any technical skills (sewing, electronics, woodworking, 3D printing, illustrator, laser cutting etc.)
- you have knowledge or experience in business development, marketing, and entrepreneurship (for Zero to Startup mentors only)
We ask volunteers to arrive between 30-60 minutes prior to class, depending on the set up and briefing required. We also ask that volunteers stay to assist with pack up and participate in a debrief.
If you’re ready to apply please use the online form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible after the deadline!
Deadline to apply to be a mentor for Imagineering / Inventioneering is December 29th.
Deadline to apply to be a mentor for Zero to Startup is January 9th.
In exchange for volunteering your time in our programs…
We offer you all the perks of a membership, including access to space and tools. On top of that, you’ll receive free tool training, get behind the scenes experience running a makerspace, and be super-connected to the community as a representative of STEAMLabs.
Applicants who apply to become a mentor for our upcoming Saturday programs must be available to attend two evening training sessions prior to the start of our programs. We will provide free tool training and brief you on our upcoming programs.
Training dates for Saturday and Sunday Imagineering:
Jan 9, 2018 (6 to 9pm) & Jan 10, 2018 (6 to 9pm)
Training dates for Zero to Startup:
Jan 23, 2018 (6 to 9pm) & Jan 24, 2018 (6 to 9pm)