Are you interested in taking part in the British Science Festival? There is an opportunity to volunteer on the 6th and 7th of September. This is through something called science busking, which is doing hands-on activities using everyday household items for the public. On Saturday 6th, it will take place on centenary square outside the Birmingham library and on Sunday 7th, it will take place at the University of Birmingham as part of community day.
We will be running training in an evening before the festival, most likely Thursday 4th September. Although you are not obliged to go, we strongly recommend that you attend this training. The training ensures that you have had enough time to practice your activity as well as others and you will meet the people you will be volunteering with on the day. We will also give you general guidance about how to engage the general public. This training should not be longer than 2 hours.
You can either participate for a full day or half day, in which travel expenses will be refunded and a lunch voucher will be provided for all volunteers. Here are the times available for half days:
If you stay for a full day, we will arrange shifts so that someone will cover your lunch break.
Volunteer places will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. As we need to order t-shirts, please send us your t-shirt size and confirmation of your interest by Friday 15th August at 12pm. Once you have sent your t-shirt size and your availability, your place will be confirmed and you will be put in the rota. If for any reason you are unable to volunteer, please tell us as soon as possible so we can make sure there is a volunteer in your place.
If interested please contact:
STEM Administrator (Birmingham & Solihull)
University of Birmingham
T: 0121 414 3167