“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”
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.
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@cambridgesciencec
Training sessions and meet-ups
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.
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