Volunteers needed for Lab in a Lorry in the south east

18 July 2011

Lab in a Lorry, the Institute’s mobile science lab for young people, will be touring schools in the south east of England this autumn to try and connect young people in the region to science.

Volunteers needed for Lab in a Lorry in the south east

Designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, Lab in a Lorry offers 11-14 year olds the opportunity to explore science through specially created interactive experiments. Visits to schools are free-of-charge and the tour has been made possible by funding from Thales.

Each lorry is fitted with three distinct lab areas where groups of up to six young people can take part in each of the fun and informative experiments. The programme is delivered by volunteers – all practicing scientists and engineers – and with at least one volunteer to every six students, everyone gets to try their hand at experimental science and think about the surprises and questions that arise.

Lab in a Lorry needs three volunteers each day to guide visitors through the on board experiments. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one school day. During the day you’ll oversee one of the experiments and work with small groups of young people. We’ll send you background information on the experiments in advance and there will be a training session on the lorry each morning. You’ll also be supported throughout your time on board by the operations coordinator for the lorry.

If you’re interested in volunteering for Lab in a Lorry this autumn please see the schedule here (PDF, 34 KB) and email us to register your interest. To find out more about what’s involved in volunteering for visit our Lab in a Lorry website