Volunteer

We run outreach and public engagement activities throughout the year and are looking for physicists to take part. Find out more below.

Lab in a Lorry

Lab in a lorry

Lab in a Lorry is a mobile science lab that gives young people the chance to explore science through hands-on experiments while being guided by volunteers who want to share their passion for science and their curiosity about the world we live in. We are taking the lab to Wales on our next tour and need volunteers to help. 

To sign up and find out more information visit the Lab in a Lorry website.

Physics outreach and public engagement

Throughout the year, we partner with different organisations to run outreach activities or perform physics tricks at non-science events to raise awareness of physics among people who wouldn't normally choose to seek out science.

If you're interested, get in touch with the relevant regional or national officer below. Please note that travel/sustenance expenses are paid.

Ireland

To receive notifications of opportunities in Ireland, please visit the Physics Busking website.

Scotland

To receive notifications of opportunities in Scotland, please email sian.hickson@iop.org

Wales

To receive notifications of opportunities in Wales, email abigail.ashton@iop.org

North West

To receive notifications of opportunities in the north west, please email hannah.renshall@iop.org

South West

To receive notifications of opportunities in the south west, email miranda.addey@iop.org

London and the South East

To receive notifications of opportunities in London and the south east, email olivia.keenan@iop.org

Midlands

To receive notifications of opportunities in the Midlands, email david.wilkinson@iop.org

Yorkshire and the North East

To receive notifications of opportunities in Yorkshire and the north east, email alex.brabbs@iop.org and ellie.oakley@iop.org

East England

To receive notifications of opportunities in east Anglia, email esther.mander@iop.org

Multiple locations

Science Ambassador Days – the IOP are currently recruiting volunteer mentors for training days who will help to facilitate a small group of students from year 8-10 to undertake practical and fun science experiments. These students will then go into primary schools to deliver outreach activities to younger students as trained science ambassadors with the aim of encouraging more young people, and particularly girls, to engage in physics and develop their confidence, presentation and communication skills.

  • 3 July Northampton
  • 4 July County Durham
  • 6 July Norwich
  • 7 July Birmingham
  • 7 July London
  • 14 July Cornwall
  • 18 July Darlington
  • 19 September Durham
  • 27 September Sunderland
  • 29 September Daresbury
  • 6 October Sheffield
  • 16 November Skipton


For any of the above or to find out more, please email jessica.rowson@iop.org



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Volunteers Policy

Policy and procedures for volunteers

Activities

Past activities

Public engagement and outreach activities since 2005