We involve hundreds of volunteers UK-wide, who take on a wide range of roles, including planning and facilitating public event programmes, helping out at the British Science Festival, engaging people with British Science Week and governing the British Science Association.

All of these opportunities are reserved for our volunteers because we believe they are the best people to connect locally and wish to give them the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for science, engineering, technology and maths; topics we know inspire passion in many people.

We offer a diversity of volunteer roles  and you don’t have to be a scientist to volunteer with us.

Volunteer at events

Through our local branches

Our local branches put on hundreds of events in their communities each year, and always need help with ideas, marketing and logistics.

Find your local branch here.

During British Science Week (10-19 March 2017)

British Science Week takes place over ten days every March, with events taking place UK-wide. Anyone can organise an event or activity, and the British Science Association helps organisers plan by providing grants and free activity resources.

Organise an event during BSW

Through ScienceLive

ScienceLive is a new event platform allowing event organisers, volunteers, speakers and the public to connect with one another.

Sign up to ScienceLive

Support our education work

Young people: join our Youth Panel

If you have a CREST Award and are aged 13-19, you can volunteer on our CREST Youth Panel. The panel meets twice a year at large science events across the UK to reflect and input into the CREST scheme's projects and those of our partners.  We need your voice to ensure we keep projects that involve you relevant.  Interested students are encouraged to nominate themselves for this volunteer opportunity.

Email us to find out more

Become a mentor for school students doing CREST science projects

STEM professionals can mentor young people undertaking CREST projects. Would you like to give an inspiring talk or get hands on with a club activity or offer a short work placement for a young person? Opportunities are managed through the STEM ambassador scheme and your CREST local coordinator.

Email us to find out more

Educators: help improve our education work

If you run CREST awards or other science education activities in schools, we’d like your ideas and feedback on our education work to help us improve.

Join our Teacher Advisory Network

Advise us on the latest science

The 17 scientific sections are comprised of university academics and cover all areas of science, engineering and technology. The sections are looking for people to join their committees to help plan and run events during the Festival and to advise the BSA on developments in their fields.

Find out more about the Sections

Help create our strategy

The BSA’s General Committee provides advice and support, alongside our trustees.

Find out more about General Committee