The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. 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 over 400 volunteers to support us in the smooth running of The Fair and to ensure that our young visitors have an inspiring experience. With over 80,000 visitors in 2018, The Big Bang Fair simply couldn't run without the support of our amazing volunteers.
Volunteer with us
Applications to volunteer open on the 15th of October 2018
With your passion and energy, you can help open the eyes of young girls and boys to what they can accomplish in STEM.
Volunteering opportunities over the four days range from judging student projects and offering careers information, to delivering hands-on activities that capture young people’s imagination and interest in the STEM subjects.
Over 95% of our volunteers would recommend volunteering with us to a friend or colleague.
When you volunteer with us you will:
- Have a rewarding experience making a difference to young people
- Show young people how their studies could lead to a career in STEM.
- Benefit from extensive networking opportunities, joining an enthusiastic team of people
- Enjoy a practical and hands-on experience in an exceptional educational event
- Develop your teamworking and leadership skills
Most importantly, you will have a fun day!
We very much look forward to working with you.
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.
Click on the role title to view a full description of the volunteering tasks and skills required to do them.
- Activities Volunteer to help us ensure our activities are facilitated to our visitors in an engaging and inspirational manner.
- The Big Bang Competition Volunteer Judge to celebrate and assess the Big Bang Competition finalist projects in your area of STEM expertise.
- Careers Captain Volunteer to help run our activities, helping young visitors gain a greater understanding of STEM careers.
- Events Volunteer to support our events team and offer useful guidance to our visitors and welcome them to The Fair.
- STEM Inspiration Volunteer to be involved in our ‘Meet the Future You’ careers networking activity. This is a fun and interactive activity which provides a fantastic opportunity to bust myths and shine light on the real, working world of STEM.
- The Robotics Challenge Volunteer Judge (Finals) will evaluate and reward Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge UK finalists during our exciting hands on event with young students.
- Volunteer Team Leader to support and motivate other volunteers, enhancing their experience at the Fair, and working closely with staff members to achieve this.
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.
Applications will open in October 2018. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!