Our volunteers

The Somerscience Festival would not be possible without our amazing and dedicated team of local volunteers. Somerscience is a community-led festival driven by a passion to inspire young people through exciting hands-on engagement with STEM initiatives to spark curiosity and interest in these subjects with the aim of encouraging young people to consider following STEM academic and career pathways in Somerset.

Teacher and kids talking about a science exhibit
Become a volunteer

The Somerscience Festival are always looking for support to help deliver an engaging festival and need volunteers for short- and long-term roles. We are looking for people who could volunteer for the following:

Website developers
Social media managers
Event assistants
Venue managers
Parking attendants
Information assistants
First aiders

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like more information, please contact us the Team at info@somerscience.co.uk

Help out at Somerscience

Volunteers required for one day only for the Somerscience Festival on 6th May 2024
Castle Cary and Sparkford no science knowledge needed!


Would you or any members of your group like to help us with this exciting free festival being run for the first time this year on your doorstep in Castle Cary and Sparkford?
We will need 80 volunteers in various roles on the day itself and you can choose whether to be there the whole day (9.30-5.30pm) or half a day (9-1.30 or 1.30-6). Even if you only have 2 hours to spare, we can find a role for you! The roles we need to fill are for event assistants as below and car parking
stewards. The festival comprises 6 venues dotted around Castle Cary and Sparkford. The role you carry out will vary slightly at each because the activities taking place at each are different as follows:

Market House – talks, workshops and stands, .  Needs 4 volunteers, welcoming speakers, visitors, and sorting out any AV issues.
Haynes Motor Museum – the science fair with around 40 stands, and the stage with performances and talks. Needs c. 30 volunteers who will be assisting on some stands, or roving to encourage people to see/understand everything, or at entrance/exit to welcome and encourage feedback or on car park duty.
Carymoor Environmental Centre – self-contained but will need 2 SS volunteers to welcome and register visitors
Ansford Academy – workshops for 20-40 visitors and shows for c.150 visitors.  Needs 6 volunteers to assist with room set-up between workshops, to welcome visitors and decide when it is full, to be on hand during the workshops and shows and to get feedback at the end.
Caryford Hall – The Health and Bio hub – stands to do with healthcare.  Needs 4 volunteers to help welcome visitors, help contributors on the stands, manage visitor flow and deal with queries or help in the car park.
Mill On The Brue – self-contained but will need 2 SS volunteers to welcome and register visitors

Registered Charity No: 1198113 23 Priorygate Court, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7HT
Training/briefing will be provided prior to the event, and there will be a manager at each venue who knows what is supposed to happen! So hopefully it will enjoyable to volunteer but busy!

Free T-Shirt and other goodies for volunteers!

If you would like to be involved call Colleen Bower on 07375 890751 or email her at tcolleenbower@gmail.com