“Volunteering has been great fun. You don’t need to be an expert in the field to help out. The staff are very helpful at prepping volunteers and you pick up lots of science”
Joseph McLeish

Volunteer with us

Volunteers play a really important role here at Cambridge Science Centre and help us hugely expand our capacity to bring science to young people – many of whom would not normally have access to science in this way.

When?

We welcome volunteers to help at weekends and during busy school holidays, and for special one-off events. We particularly value volunteers over the  summer holidays. Roles may be short- or long-term. We ask for a minimum commitment of one four-hour shift, once a month, on a Saturday or Sunday (Tuesday to Sunday during school holidays).

Below is the current rota for volunteering over the summer, which is regularly updated. If you have completed your training and would like to sign up for one or more of the ‘available’ shifts, please email volunteering@cambridgesciencecentre.org. We will confirm the shift with you within one to two working days.

Training sessions and meet-ups

The next volunteer meet-up will take place on 5th December, from 6:30pm -8 pm. We will be brainstorming new activities to bring to then public in the new year.
 
If you have not volunteered with us before, and would be interested in finding out more, there will be an introductory session for new volunteers from 5.45 pm, and you also welcome to stay for the brainstorming sessions and meet some of our more established volunteers.
 
Please email us to register your interest.

Why?

Enthusiastic volunteers working alongside our Science Communicators to help our visitors engage with our work, and help provide a friendly, personal experience. You can help inspire the next generation of scientists and inventors by volunteering with us TODAY. It’s great fun – and who knows, you could spark the imagination and inspire the next generation of scientists.

What do I need?

Volunteers from all backgrounds and with all levels of experience are very welcome – we just need you to be friendly, helpful and interested in meeting people and telling them about science.

What does it involve?

Our team of volunteer communicators play an important role in supporting our work, by helping the public to engage with our exhibits and by providing a friendly, personal experience for our visitors. Please click on the links below for information about the role.

Volunteer Communicator role description 

Volunteering policy 

Volunteer agreement 

Expression of interest form 

Volunteers also assist with our evaluation programme, carrying out surveys of public attitudes to science in a variety of communities across the region.
We are also able to facilitate corporate team volunteering.
If you would like to know more about any aspects of volunteering, please send an email to: volunteering@cambridgesciencecentre.org.

We will give you all the training and induction you need to get started. Volunteers are intended to complement staff, not replace them.

What you will gain

  • Development of skills and experience that will enhance your CV
  • Be part of a motivated and enthusiastic team
  • Meet new people in your local community
  • Access to special centre events, social evenings, and discounts from the centre shop!
  • The satisfaction of giving back