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Royal Institution
The Royal Institution, Ri, is an independent charity and our mission is to encourage people to think more deeply about the wonders and applications of science. This commitment drives everything we do - from our world famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES to our workshops in the L'Oreal Young Scientist Centre and Masterclasses for young people around the country. The public events in our theatre attract over…

The Royal Institution is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us deliver interactive science events throughout the year. As a volunteer, your role would be to demonstrate experiments to young people and their families at our Family Fun Days. This could be anything from extracting DNA from strawberries to demonstrating hydrogen rockets to making balloon powered cars!  

Family Fun Days are one day events running 10am - 5pm on Saturdays and no regular commitment is required. Volunteer for a brilliant opportunity get experience in science communication, presenting, explaining and demonstrating science in an informal educational setting! 


You will be the activity lead on one of the many demonstrations and activities happening around the building. We ensure that everyone gets to cover more than one activity per Family Fun Day.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
- Families with children ranging from 3 to 12 years old.
- Ri internal staff
- An overall induction to what we do
- notes and explanations of each of the demos and activities taking place.
- Safeguarding and health and safety briefing
- Safeguarding officer support if you need it.

Time commitment

Saturdays, 10am - 5pm.

The next Family Fun Day is on 17th February 2024.

We expect to do two more Family Fun Days in 2024. Dates are TBC.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.