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Volunteer with LAUNCH

Requirements for volunteering:

  • 14 years of age or older

  • Excited to learn and try new things!

  • Be able to volunteer for at least 4 months

  • For volunteers aged 18+, a criminal record check will be required

  • A passion for inspiring youth ages SK to Grade 8!

  • An interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) is a huge asset, but not necessary

Volunteers will:

  • Earn volunteer hours - Students can earn volunteer hours to use towards their school requirementsE

  • Gain experience - Develop and hone in on your leadership, problem solving, teamwork, communication, and conflict resolution skills

  • Help shape the minds of tomorrow - Spark curiosity in the next generation of innovators and leaders

  • And of course, have fun, learn something new, and meet new people!

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Assistant Coach

Volunteer Assistant Coaches play a key role in helping coach and teach the young minds of tomorrow in all things STEAM! Assistant Coaches work alongside our Head Coaches in leading their team through fun, STEAM-themed programs and activities. During the sessions, volunteers will help support and engage the kids and act as a mentor for the participants of their team. Assistant Coaches perform many duties during their sessions, but main duties will include:

  • Helping set up/take down activities

  • Taking part in demos of experiments 

  • Leading games under the Head Coach’s directive

  • Assisting with the presentation of any STEAM related concepts by clarifying ideas or providing additional examples

  • Trying out all the fun activities along with the kids to act as a role model, and help explain/demonstrate the steps of the activity

  • Supervising participants in activities and experiments 

  • Encouraging fun and learning! 


Assistant Coach Volunteers must be able to commit to a 1.5 hour weekly shift between the hours of 4:15-8:15pm Monday through Wednesday or 9:15am-3:45pm Saturday.

LAUNCH Programs operate at various locations throughout Kitchener-Waterloo. Your own transportation to and from your specified program site will be required (*All locations are on bus routes).

Interested in becoming an Assistant Coach Volunteer? Apply through our volunteer application below!

Tournament & Event Volunteer

LAUNCH hosts STEAM tournaments and attends festivals and outreach events in order to reach and engage as many children as possible. We require volunteers to assist at these events with a variety of tasks, including:

  • Event set-up & take-down

  • Registration and administration

  • Take part in demos of experiments

  • Supporting youth with activities

  • Promoting LAUNCH programs to families

  • Encouraging fun and learning!​

Interested in becoming an Event volunteer? Apply through our volunteer application below!

Looking to learn more about our volunteer opportunities?

Email our team at:

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