Event Volunteer

With over 150 events and 7500 people attending last year, the success of our festival very much relies upon the support and help from our enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers!


Those people who assist in setting up spaces, delivering activities, offering demonstrations, welcoming you and answering your questions…. these people are all volunteers, giving up their time to ensure those attending our festival have a truly super time


What is an Event Volunteer?

As one of our Event Volunteers you will be involved in the supporting the delivery of various events across the two weeks of the festival.


On signing up, you will be asked your availability over the two festival weeks and also any preferences for events you may like to be involved in. Once we have our pool of volunteers we will then sort a rota and confirm your shifts.


What kind of work will Event Volunteer do? 

As an Event Volunteer, you will be very much at the forefront of the festival. With each event being so different to the next, who knows what exactly you’ll be doing…. (and what you’ll learn for the that matter…)

Some of the more standard roles involved at many of our events include:

  • Welcoming people into events (checking bookings / tickets etc)
  • Distributing event information
  • Assisting with logistics – before, during and after events
  • Assisting with demonstrations / delivery of science based activities
  • Collecting feedback / evaluations

What is the commitment?

There is no minimum commitment, but it is helpful if volunteers can be available for 3 events over the two weeks.


The Festival is taking place from Sat 7 Oct – Sat 21 Oct 2017.


Events will take place during the days, some evenings and on weekends.


How do I sign up?

 Sign up for becoming an Event Volunteer will open in the summer.


If you are interested in becoming an event volunteer and want to be added to the list, please send an email to info@midlothiansciencefestival.com and we will be in touch in a few months with more details on how to sign up.