Earth Science for Society



Thank you to all who volunteered for ESfS 2018!

Do you enjoy working with young members of the community? ESfS needs geoscience volunteers from March 16-19, 2019 for the following tasks during the event:

  • Assemble packages for students attending the event
  • Assist with exhibit set up
  • Assist members of the public that are attending the exhibition
  • Guide youth groups through the exhibits
  • Guide grade school groups through the exhibits
  • Provide assistance at specific exhibits that require additional volunteers (e.g., Yukon Dan gold panning, fossil station, giant floor map)
  • Staff the information booth and provide volunteer backup
  • A majority of the volunteers will be needed for March 18-19, 2019, as these are the days that visiting students and their teachers need to be guided around the exhibits. Please consider volunteering for this option. A typical shift consists of four hours on-site, but of course multiple shifts would be appreciated if you have time available.

    Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by an adult.

    ESfS uses volunteer management software called InitLive. You will be able to select your role(s) and shift(s) to create a personalized schedule.

    If you are uncertain of your schedule at the moment but wish to select your own shifts/schedule, you can log in to InitLive at any time in the future and select/change your chosen roles and shifts. However, if you wait too long to create your schedule, your preferred role(s)/shift(s) may be full.

    Volunteer registration begins on September 1, 2018.

    If you would like to volunteer please follow this link to register.

    ESfS Volunteer Registration

    For those who have already signed up and need to add, view or change your scheduled shift(s), this can be done by logging in to your InitLive profile via the link below.

    ESfS Volunteer Log in

    If you have any questions or would like to add your name to our distribution list for ESfS 2019 or other geoscience outreach events, please contact the Volunteers committee at