Getting involved with the museum is easy. The project is entirely run by volunteers all of whom come from a diverse array of backgrounds – though unsurprisingly scientific and museum backgrounds are most common! Some volunteers have popped in and out to support the museum with very specific projects. Others are looking to sign up for the long haul. All we ask is that volunteers are open and honest about the amount of time they can spend on the museum, and then try to stick to that as much as possible.

The project is a large one and we are still right at the start. As such, any help you can offer is valuable. That being said, we are especially on the lookout for persons willing to develop our first digital exhibitions, and to help establish our outreach and collections. While this will be a lot of work, we expect it will also be a very rewarding experience. The “roles” outlined on this page simply exist to give you a rough idea about the ways you might be able to contribute to the museum. If you think you have a fresh perspective, or a skillset that might be handy but doesn’t quite fit into any of these boxes, that’s okay too. We still want to hear from you, and chat about how we might work together.

So take a look at the roles we outline in the Museum, and have a think about what your skills and knowledge might bring to the project. Afterwards, if you’re still keen (as I hope you are!) then drop us an email using one of the attached forms or straight to contact@scientistmuseum.org and we will arrange a time to chat.

For legal reasons, I’m afraid we can’t currently accept volunteers from persons under the age of 18. We do not discriminate on the basis of background. We will not consider your sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ethnicity, do not matter to us. All we are looking for are friendly people with a passion for science and a desire to help others learn.

Oh, and as always: any questions? Get in touch!