6th – 20th OCTOBER


Event Volunteer

PLEASE NOTE: registration for our 2018 festival is not yet open, but do email info@midlothiansciencefestival.com if you would like to be added to the contact list and we will be in touch in the summer.


The success of our festival events very much relies upon the support and help from our enthusiastic, reliable and motivated Event Volunteers!

Those people who assist in setting up spaces, delivering activities, offering demonstrations, welcoming you and answering your questions….  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)
  • Assisting  / supporting with drop-in science based activities or demonstrations
  • Assisting with logistics – before, during and after events
  • Collecting feedback / evaluations

 What is the commitment?

There is no minimum commitment, but it is helpful if volunteers can be available for a minimum of 2 events over the two weeks.

The Festival is taking place from Sat 6 Oct – Sat 20 Oct 2017.

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