Mount Pleasant Elementary School

About the project

Mount Pleasant Elementary students (kindergarten to grade 7) will travel from station to station working and engaging with UBC volunteers to experience hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and/or mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).

The focus is not on a finished product, but on learning and using the skills of communication, digital literacy, team work, emotional intelligence, global citizenship, entrepreneurship, leadership and problem solving.


Kick-off Orientation :

Saturday, February 3 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Project :

Wednesday, February 21 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday, February 22 from 9:00 am– 3:30 pm

Friday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

What you will do

  • Work with another UBC volunteer to prepare hands-on activities and lead demonstrations and short workshops designed for various ages of elementary school students. The nature of these workshops and activities are flexible, and we will try to accommodate your preferences as to which aspect of S.T.E.A.M. you will be facilitating.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude, be a role model for the elementary school students, and represent the UBC community in a professional way.
  • Help students of various ages (kindergarten to grade 7) bring their visions to life through sharing ideas and providing feedback
  • Engage the students by being an effective leader
  • Support the staff by being a proactive volunteer
  • Collaborate with Student Leaders, school teachers and staff, and fellow volunteers to plan and execute events.
  • Follow the school’s code of conduct: ROAR (Respect, Open-Minded, Academically Engaged, Responsible)


  • Previous volunteer and facilitation experience.
  • Passion engaging with young kids.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Background in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) is an asset

Placement location

Mount Pleasant Elementary

Mount Pleasant Elementary

2300 Guelph St
Vancouver, BC V5T 3P1

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