Are you passionate about science and love talking to people about it? Do you want to help raise awareness about gender equality in science careers? Soapbox Science London is looking for volunteers to help out at their event in on the Southbank on Saturday 25th May 2019. Soapbox Science will be taking place between 2pm-5pm.
Soapbox Science is not just about the speakers. Without a supportive team of committed, enthusiastic people, a Soapbox event simply cannot happen. Each event relies on an animated team of up to 20 volunteers. Volunteers play a crucial role in rounding up the public, chatting to them informally about science, supporting the speakers by managing props and helping to calm any pre-box nerves (even then most experienced speakers get a bit jittery!), as well as handing out Soapbox goodies to lucky audience members! But perhaps the most important role of the volunteers is gathering data so we can effectively monitor the success of the event: volunteers carry out the bulk of our streamlined evaluation process, through interviews, observations and counting footfall.
We ask you to commit to attending the event. You’ll need to turn up 1 hour before the event starts for a briefing and training. You’ll need to stay until up to an hour after the event ends, to help clear up.
We’ll send you a volunteers information pack before hand, with the contact details of your local organisers, and details on what role you’ve been allocated and at what time.
Join us for an afternoon of fun, informal and inspiring science and help challenge ideas about who can be a scientist!
If you have any questions, or if you would like a pdf version of this form, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 16th May at 9am and we will be in touch shortly thereafter.