Science Technician Volunteer

Science Technician Volunteer

Red Balloon of the Air

Location: Milton, Cambridge

Hours: The option of one of the following slots:
Wednesday 10-12am or
Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30pm or
Thursday 1.30-3.30pm
fortnightly but with flexibility to come in weekly at busy times.

(NB earlier finish to align with school picks up etc. can be accommodated)


  • Organise boxes of resources to be sent out to students studying science online from home.
  • Keep up to date on stock of resources, particularly consumables.
  • Research procurement of new resources.
  • Develop practical activities that can be carried out by students safely at home, either during lessons or as part of an online science club.
  • Prepare resources, including reagents, for occasional face to face science sessions.


  • Organised with good record keeping.
  • Creative / able to use initiative.
  • Some understanding of science, and particularly of science learning at KS3 and GCSE level, desirable.

Full role description

Science technician volunteer

Application form

Science technician volunteer

Apply now

To apply for this position please send a completed application form and covering letter to Christina Smith and copying in Michelle Williams

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kirstie Urquhart 01223 354338

Closing date:

The closing date for this position is 16th October 2020.

Interviews to be held in the following week.

Our stories

  • "RBAir let me do all my lessons online and at my own pace, and they always listened."

    Read more
  • Teenager reading

    "Red Balloon is a real constant for me."

    Read more
  • Red Balloon student, Ethan

    "If I could pinpoint one thing that’s made the big difference for me, it’s having a safe place to learn."

    Read more