How can I volunteer? There are lots of ways you can get involved with the British Science Association’s work, 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 

Through ScienceLive

ScienceLive is our events platform which allows event organisers, volunteers, speakers and the public to connect with one another.

Sign up 

Support our education work

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.

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

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.

Find out more about these regional groups