Outreach Opportunities: March 2014

Explaining how to spot a meteorite

Explaining how to spot a meteorite

If you would like to apply as a volunteer, please send an email to our Outreach Officer ([email protected]). Once confirmed, you will receive further details about the outreach activities and your role for the day. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

Oxfordshire Science Festival

Date: 8th March 2014

Location: Bonn Square, Oxford.

Number of Volunteers: 5

Arrival & End time: 8 am – 5 pm

About the OSF 2014: More information can be found here:

Application deadline: 4th March 2014


The Big Bang Fair 2014: Birmingham

Date: 13th – 16th March 2014

Location: The NEC, Birmingham.

About the Big Bang Fair 2014: The most visited science fair. UKSEDS took part at the Big Bang Fair, London last year and our space activities reached about 65000 visitors. More information about the fair can be found here:


Volunteering at UKSEDS stand: Rockets, Rovers & Rocks

Number of Volunteers: 6 per day

Arrival & End time: 8 am – 5 pm

Application deadline: 6th March 2014


Volunteering at the Kennedy Space Centre Exhibition Stand

Volunteer Schedule – dates and times 
Number of Volunteers: 6 per day

Arrival & End time: 9 am – 5 pm

Notes on volunteering schedules: 

  • This volunteering is with the Kennedy Space Centre, not UKSEDS.
  • Volunteers will be able to work in shifts with breaks provided depending on the number of hours worked per day. The minimum shift duration will be 4.5 hours per day, the maximum will be 8 hours per day.
  • We ask that as a volunteer you try to commit to at least 2 shifts dates.
  • On your first shift, you will provided with a full briefing and demonstration of the stand activities
  • Minimum ages for volunteering is 18 years old.
  • Volunteers will be provided with £50 per day towards their travel expenses and lunch
  • Please provide a contact telephone number and email address when confirming your shift and copy in Katie Frettingham of KCS ([email protected])

Application deadline: 7th March 2014


School Outreach at TMBS

Date: 20th March 2014

Location: The Market Bosworth School, Station Rd, Market Bosworth, Warwickshire CV13 0JT

Number of Volunteers: 6

Arrival & End time: 8 am – 4 pm

Further details: Volunteers must be DBS/CRB certified. UKSEDS STEM Ambassadors are welcomed. More information about the school is found here:

Application deadline: 12th March 2014


Jimmy’s Farm Science and Nature Festival

Date: 22nd – 23rd March 2014

Location: Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Number of Volunteers: 6

Arrival & End time: 8 am – 5.30 pm

About the festival: For the first time, UKSEDS will be exhibiting at this festival. We are quite excited to do a space outreach here. We will be given tables and hay bales for chairs for our outreach at the farm. More information about the festival is found here:

Application deadline: 15th March 2014

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