We involve volunteers across the country who take on a wide range of roles including planning and facilitating public events, engaging people with British Science Week and governing the British Science Association. Find out more about our volunteering opportunities below.

Volunteer at events

During British Science Week

British Science Week takes place over ten days every March, with events taking across the UK. 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 British Science Week.

Through ScienceLive

ScienceLive is our events platform which allows 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 between 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 British Science Association on developments in their fields.

Find out more about the Sections

Help develop our strategy

The British Science Association's General Committee provides advice and support to our staff and trustees.

Find out more about General Committee

Volunteer with a regional group

Up until 2019, we operated a UK-wide volunteer Branch network. Although this network is no longer managed by the British Science Association, many of our former branches still run as independent groups running science events and activities for their local audiences. You can find out more about the changes to our Branches network here.

Read and sign our volunteer policy

If you're interested in volunteering with us, please read our volunteer policy and electronically sign it via the link below.

Volunteer policy (for signing)

Volunteer policy (PDF)