Volunteer with us

The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. It takes place every year in Birmingham in mid-March.

Everything we do is aimed at showing young people (primarily aged 7-19) how many exciting and rewarding opportunities there are out there for them with the right experience and qualifications.

We need 100 volunteers each day to support us in the smooth running of The Fair and to ensure that our young visitors have an inspiring experience. With almost 80,000 visitors over 4 days in 2018, The Big Bang Fair simply couldn’t run without the support of our amazing volunteers.

Volunteering opportunities

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for The Big Bang Fair 2020, see ‘how to apply’ below for more details.

With your passion and energy, you can help open the eyes of young people to what they can accomplish in STEM.

Volunteering opportunities across 1 to 4 days range from leading volunteer teams and delivering hands-on activities, to sharing careers inspiration and judging student projects.

Over 95% of our volunteers would recommend volunteering with us to a friend or colleague.

When you volunteer with us you will:

Most importantly, you will have a fun day!

We very much look forward to working with you. 

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The types of roles available

Our volunteers play a vital role in making The Big Bang Fair a massive success. We are looking for volunteers who are friendly, reliable and enjoy working with young people.

For The Big Bang Fair in March 2020, we have a number of volunteer roles, which will be open for applications in October:

Is there an induction and training?

Yes! We aim to give all our volunteers a unique experience at The Big Bang Fair. We will provide you with training and support throughout your volunteering role.

For more details about the support we give to our volunteers, please check our Role Descriptions.

All volunteers will receive The Big Bang 2020 Volunteer Handbook. 

How to apply

To apply to volunteer at The Fair, follow our How to apply guide and submit your application at euk.paamapplication.co.uk/euk/

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities, as we would like to increase the representation of these groups at The Big Bang UK Fair. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to more young people being inspired to consider careers in science and engineering.

Deadline for applications is 9 December 2019. 

Please email volunteers@thebigbangfair.co.uk if you have any questions!