We involve hundreds of volunteers UK-wide, who take on a wide range of roles, including planning and facilitating public event programmes, 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 we wish to give them the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for science, engineering, technology and maths; topics we know inspire passion in many people.
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
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.
ScienceLive is a new event platform allowing event organisers, volunteers, speakers and the public to connect with one another.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help create our strategy
The BSA’s General Committee provides advice and support, alongside our trustees.