“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.

Our next volunteer evening event is on Wednesday 18th July, from 6-7.30 pm. We will be running a session on presenting activities in the centre, so that you may gain some tips and confidence in running events for the public. Please note that this event is aimed at volunteers who have attended previous training and information evenings, and have had some experience of working in the centre.

We will aim to run an information and training evening for new volunteers in the autumn. If you are interested in joining the volunteering team and would like to know more, please get in touch.

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 

Other vacancies available:

  • Corporate team volunteering
  • Fundraising assistance
  • Event assistance
  • Office assistance
  • Online research assistant

If you are interested in volunteering with us, 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