Volunteer with the ISSS
Our program has something for everyone, with different interests and commitment levels. Please see below for more information about the positions in our program. For more information on the current recruitment period and instruction on how to apply, please click here.
Academic Advocacy Team
The Academic Advocacy Team (AAT) is a tight-knit group of dedicated students focused on proactive advocates on behalf of students. AAT members play a key role in helping ISSS to understand relevant issues students are facing and the different aspects students are seeing. Their duties include the organization and execution of the ISSS’ Annual Survey in November and Instructor Appreciation Night in January. Join the AAT for valuable volunteer experience while connecting with students and faculty alike. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Awards Adjudication Committee
The Awards Adjudication Committee consists of six (6) members meeting at least four times a year for collecting, reviewing, and awarding Professional Development Grants and Scholarships to undergraduates. Members are required to be independent and able to make disinterest decisions. This is an excellent opportunity for students to recognize the excellent achievement of their peers, to gain knowledge of granting application, scholarship application procedures and how funding decisions are made.
Are you a charismatic leader and athlete? The Athletics Team acts as team captains for sports activities and intramurals that are organized by the Director of Athletics. Team captains should be enthusiastic in fitness and athleticism, or looking to get started in it! Besides participating in ISSS intramurals, there are scavenger hunts, ball hockey and much more. If you’re interested in meeting a fun and healthy group of people, come and join the ISSS Athletics Team.
Constitutional Review Committee (CRC)
The CRC is responsible for reviewing the organization’s Constitution and Procedures Manual to ensure that it adheres to the best interests of the undergraduate science community. Members of the committee should be enthusiastic, diligent and invested in the improvement of the Science student experience; they will have the rare and valuable opportunity to have a direct and positive impact on governance. The committee will meet formally at least 3 times during the year, and are also expected to take part in governance efforts at Clubs Fair, Semi-Annual General Meetings and other awareness events.
Design Team is a group of volunteers that are responsible for creating all of the ISSS’ visual representations, ranging from posters to banners to document covers. Design Team also creates the ISSS newsletter, writing & designing its content. Members have opportunities to work on projects for all areas of the ISSS, from elections posters, to certificates for Instructor Appreciation Night, to interviewing professors about various topics. Design Team members work closely together, sharing ideas and collaborating on projects, as well as developing their own skills. All skill levels welcome.
Are you financially responsible? As a member of the finance committee, you’ll be involved with reviewing the ISSS’ use of funds and project proposals while ensuring that the ISSS is efficient and sustainable. The Finance Committee evaluates new projects proposed to the ISSS by their fiscal responsibility and effectiveness in furthering the ISSS mandate. Committee members read project proposals and discuss them at bi-weekly meetings. If you are interested in guiding how the ISSS spends your money, look no more!
General volunteers are the backbone of the ISSS. They are the reason that we can keep the ISSS up and running. General volunteers help to facilitate communications between the ISSS and students by promoting our events to peers and assisting in tabling. They are critical for the success of services provided by ISSS, such as Used Book Sale and Locker Rentals. They also have the opportunity to assist with logistics for large-scale events hosted by ISSS. Commitment for this position is flexible, all we ask for you is to show up on time, put up a warm smile and have some fun!
Internal Relations Committee
The Internal Relations Committee is responsible for managing volunteers within the ISSS and encouraging a team atmosphere within our organization. Stretching beyond portfolios and meetings, the Internal Relations Committee offers new branches for entertainment and team building in informal settings and building trust amongst volunteers. This group of individuals will meet throughout the year to plan and execute internal ideas like bowling nights, bar nights, board game nights, and retreats.
The Marketing Committee consists of a group of enthusiastic and creative individuals who work closely with the Director of Marketing. They are responsible for maintaining the ISSS brand, as well as planning and executing various marketing strategies for ISSS events. This is a rare opportunity for students who are interested in learning more about marketing and branding for large-scale events and student groups. Committee members meet formally at semi-monthly meetings.
A good photo is better than a thousand words. Cameras as their paintbrush and photos are their canvas. The Photography Team is in charge of taking photos for all ISSS events as well as management of photo storage. Photographers have full access to all ISSS events, and their work could potentially be published in ISSS newsletter, Faculty of Science newsletter and used in promotional and marketing materials throughout the year. Join the Photography Team if you want to capture the moment and seize the day.
Public Relations Team
The PRT consists of fun, dynamic, energetic, and outgoing students who are committed to improving the sense of community within the Faculty of Science. They are also responsible for increasing awareness among the Faculty of Science of everything that it has to offer. This group of individuals will meet throughout the year to plan and execute promotional ideas like Study Wizards, and will also be responsible for classroom presentations.
Science Week Committee
Members of the Science Week Committee will have the chance to shape the biggest annual event of ISSS, the SCIENCE WEEK! Science Week happens during the 3rd week of January, and it runs for the entire week. It provides science students an opportunity to embrace our identity, learn some cool fun facts, meet new friends and temporarily escape from school work! There will be lots of awesome events, including but not limited to free pancake breakfast, root beer pong, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more! This is a great opportunity for students looking to get more involved in science and polish their event planning skills at the same time. The time commitment is 2-3 hours/week on average but requires more input during the actual event.