Volunteering opportunities

Want to get involved in public engagement but don't know where to start? Why not consider participating in events organised by the College. These are an excellent way to enhance your communication skills and inspire future generations. Please get in touch to find out more or show your interest.

Big Bang Fair South East

Wednesday 28 June 2017, South of England Showground, West Sussex
Organisers of the Big Bang Fair South East are looking for volunteers to deliver hands-on interactive activities for young people and their teachers. The fair links local employers, education institutions and professional bodies with young people and their teachers to showcase the varied careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). If you would like to get involved please visit Big Bang Fair.

Pathology Summer School

Friday and Saturday 18-19 August 2017, Gordon Museum, Guy's Hospital, London

This summer, the Royal College of Pathologists are hosting the Pathology Summer School in London on the 18th and 19th of August. The course is attended by medical undergraduates, offering them the opportunity to find out about the wide range of pathology specialities through a mixture of lectures and small-group breakout sessions. During the breakout sessions, the students will have the opportunity to talk to current trainees and established consultants about their careers.

We want to give students the opportunity to learn more about the role of pathology in healthcare, including current research and future advances. But more importantly, we want to give them a chance to talk to the people working and succeeding within the profession.

We are looking volunteers who have:

  • A haematology or chemical pathology background

  • Science Communication Training

If  you are interested in volunteering or would like to hear more about the opportunity, please get in touch with Rachel Berkoff at Rachel.berkoff@rcpath.org as soon as possible, and preferably before the 19th of May.

The Summer School will be held at the Gordon Museum, part of Guy’s Hospital, London. A full programme will be available shortly, but it will consist of a full day on Friday 18th and a half day on the Saturday morning, finishing at 1pm.

Colourful Pathology

Wednesday 28 June, Thursday 29 June - Bristol and Basingstoke respectively 

Ever thought about mixing science with art? Lizzie Burns, University of Oxford Scientist, now professional science-based artist, has a passion for making scientific ideas accessible and exciting to all children through the medium of art. The Royal College of Pathologists has commissioned Lizzie to run two workshops that will focus on how pathologists help prevent, diagnose and treat diseases – using art.

Why we need your help. Lizzie needs a pathologist to come with her on the day to be a representative for the field of pathology, to inspire the students about possible careers within the remit of pathology. No preparation is needed. All you need is to come along, answer any questions the children might have, and have some fun!

When are the activities?

Wednesday 28th June -  Abbeywood Community School, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8SF. Theme: micro-organisms or blood.

Thursday 29th June - Dove House School Academy, Sutton Road, Basingstoke RG21 5SU. 2 workshops: Secondary, special educational needs.11am-12.30pm; 1.30pm-3pm. Theme: viruses/bacteria/cells.

Get in touch. If you think you want to be involved in these exciting workshops, then get in contact with Rachel Berkoff at rachel.berkoff@rcpath.org if you want to get involved as soon as possible.