Help us enrich the lives of the community!
STEAM Centre is a registered charity
Keep STEAM going!
STEAM Centre’s purpose is to empower all learners and makers in Southwestern Ontario to create the future through play, ingenuity and exploration using STEAM learning tools. We can’t do that without your help! As a charity, fundraising and volunteers allow us to keep going.
You can help in many ways:
We are a small charity, and we can’t provide the services we do without volunteer help. Our volunteers help in workshops and camps, the makerspace, at events, and more all while learning various emerging skills like laser cutting and 3D Printing.
If you volunteer at least 12 hours a month, you get your next month’s STEAMWorks membership and STEAMWorks Safety Training for free!
All volunteers must get a vulnerable sectors check with your local police station.
3rd Party Events
Support STEAM Centre by hosting an event on our behalf and donating the proceeds back to us. Hosting an event not only enriches our community, it also creates awareness for organizations like STEAM Centre. Donations from hosted events will help us to improve our services and programming for the community at large.
Download our STEAM Education Centres 3rd Party Event Package to learn how you can host an event that benefits STEAM Centre.
Your donations help keep us going and allow us to provide new services. Your money powers field trips for local schools and keeps the price of workshops low.
As a registered charity, we will provide you with donation receipts for donations above $20.
You can even sign up for monthly donations as well.
Become a STEAM Centre Volunteer!
Volunteering has many benefits. Helping your fellow makers is just one.
If you volunteer just 12-hours per month, you get the next month’s STEAM membership and any 1-night introductory workshops for free.
Ways you can Volunteer!
A welcome desk volunteer will greet members and help them sign in/out and field questions from interested community members.
A community ambassador will help spread the word of all things STEAM in the community. Ambassadors may help run tours and support events.
STEAMWorks Makerspace Supervisor & Mentor
A STEAMWorks makerspace supervisor will help ensure a safe environment while acting as a springboard for members’ ideas.
Workshop & Classroom Facilitators
A workshop facilitator will help to keep everyone focused and troubleshoot problems. Facilitators may help with kids’ camps, PD Days, and courses.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Check out what volunteer opportunities are coming up soon, and sign up for them today!
Oversee the Makerspace and help Maker Members use the tools to complete their projects!
Spend the day helping kids do fun activities that allow them to create, build, explore and learn!
Spend an hour or so each week helping in our evening youth workshops!
Oversee the Welcome Desk during our open hours!
Join us at events both at the Centre and in the community and help spread the word about STEAM Centre!
Sign up for our newsletter!
Learn about what kind of volunteer opportunities are available by joining our Volunteer Newsletter!
Get started volunteering!
To begin volunteering right away, please fill out our Volunteer Information Form so that we can learn more about you & connect with you about specific volunteer needs.
To volunteer at STEAM Centre, you must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check done. As a volunteer, the processing fee is $10. You will need to take a copy of this letter with you to the Police Station to be granted the $10 fee.
Speed up the process of receiving your Record Check by filling out the vulnerable sector application form ahead of time at home. If you reside outside of the city of St. Thomas, you will need to contact the OPP at 42696 John Wise Line to receive an application form.