Volunteering with Cell EXPLORERS
Volunteers make up the heart of Cell EXPLORERS. Our volunteers demonstrate at school visits, festival workshops and open days, bringing their love of science to children, their parents and the general public. Have a look at our 2017-18 activity report to see the type of activities our volunteers demonstrate and the feedback we get from them. You can also read the testimonials that previous volunteers have written.
Last year we had over 200 volunteers working with us nationally, mostly undergraduate science students. These students provide excellent role models for children in the classroom as real young scientists that they can relate too.
Cell EXPLORERS now has several teams in Ireland including NUI Galway, Athlone IT, IT Tralee, IT Carlow, Dundalk IT, Letterkenny IT, Maynooth University, National Reference Lab at UCD, University College Cork, the University of Limerick, Cork IT, GMIT and Limerick IT. If you are staff or student in any of these institutions, you can volunteer with us. You can commit to as much or as little time as you like and we can work around when you are free. You will learn valuable skills in communication, organisation and team work as well as have a lot of fun! Click on the Volunteer Sign Up to find out more.
Volunteers can also apply for their institution's volunteer awards (for example, the ALIVE presidents award in NUI Galway), and can earn a Cell EXPLORERS Open Badges for gaining specific skills. Also starting this year we are a partner with the Gaisce President Award, so you can volunteer with us to work towards your award. Join us!