Volunteer at Spark Science Centre

Volunteer at Spark

Volunteer at Spark

As a not-for-profit organization, TELUS Spark engages more than 200 volunteers per year to support program delivery in a variety of public-facing and behind-the-scenes roles.

Why volunteer at the Calgary Science Centre?

  • Create remarkable and welcoming experiences for visitors from all walks of life
  • Develop and share professional skills at the interface of science and society
  • Join a community of people passionate about making the world a better place by sharing science infused with creativity and humanity
  • Earn credit for school or community work
  • Understand different potential career options

How to apply

Please apply at any time! Volunteers are typically taken into the organization three times a year (March, June, and September) through the following process:

  1. An online application is submitted here. Selected applicants are invited to an interview.
  2. After interviews and reference checks have been completed, successful candidates are offered volunteer positions. A Police Information Check (PIC) is required for volunteers 18 years and older. Volunteers who turn 18 while on the job will need to obtain a PIC. Instructions for obtaining a PIC at no cost will be provided.
  3. New volunteers attend a weekend orientation session.
  4. Volunteers are connected with their supervisors and schedules are established. Job training takes place during the first shift and volunteering begins! A three-month trial period is a part of every volunteer position.
  5. In additional to regular volunteer duties, periodic calls for special event support will be sent to the volunteer community.

Who can apply

Anyone sixteen years of age and older is welcome to apply! (For summer camp volunteers, we will consider individuals fourteen and older.) Spark volunteers tend to be:

  • Passionate about the place where creativity, conversation, and science intersect
  • Interested in welcoming and reflecting people of all ages, cultures, and orientations
  • Open to learning new things
  • Committed to providing a high standard of service in a collaborative environment

The perks of volunteering


  • Social events with employees and volunteers
  • Participation in ongoing educational workshops
  • Team building events


  • Reference letter after 60+ hours of service


  • 30-50% off in the Spark Eatery
  • 10% off in the Spark Store
  • Free parking


  • Free annual membership for active volunteers with 100+ hours
  • Two free entrance tickets to share with others after 100 hours, 250 hours, and every subsequent 250 hours worked

Thank you for your interest in TELUS Spark!

Please note: Spark is currently not accepting new volunteers at this time. If you would like to be contacted when operations resume, please submit an application and we'll be in touch with you then. Stay safe and healthy!