Join our STEM team _ CS & Engineers

June 20, 2016


Volunteer Opportunity


July-August 2016

This summer we’re looking for Computer science and Engineering students available/ interested in delivering engineering, computer science and electronics workshops for beginners in July-August 2016 to refugee & newcomer youth.

We’ll provide the teaching tools including 2 sets of Little Bits, a Makey Makey board and Lego Mindstorms EV3. These tools can be used for dozens of creative applications and projects.

You’ll work with a team of facilitators to coordinate “STEM” projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) geared for individual and collective learning.  Under your guidance, youth will learn about circuits, alligator clips, software, code, IoT, and more through hands-activities and experiential learning.

Our beginners STEM workshops will be delivered to locations across the city including summer camps and community groups. You’ll begin a dialogue with youth on software & hardware tools, and how these tools shape and impact our lives.

Or, if you want to customize your tool and activity, we’d love to hear from you…

Some Pick-A-Maker Project Ideas include:

  • Connect circuits & learn how to fix a watch
  • Develop and market a social event on social media with graphic design tools
  • Build a 3D character
  • Build a game on
  • Write a story, share your story on camera (green screen)
  • Build an anonymous survey, collect & publish data
  • Convert your art to digital media design
  • Make an interactive cardboard Robot

Wondering if this is the right opportunity for you? If you love to work with youth, enjoy developing and delivering creative projects, and have access to transportation (workshops will be held at locations across Ottawa, schedule TBA) we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact Erica Bregman at for more information.



Networking4Youth – a program of Jewish Family Services of Ottawa



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