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.

School Science Conference

  • 18 April, 10:00-15:30
  • University of Westminster
  • 115 New Cavendish St, London W1W 6UW

This interactive conference aims to excite and enthuse London students aged 13 to 16 to study science and to showcase science careers.

There are two ways you can get involved in the School Science Conference: 1: help with facilitating our workshop on organs and organ donation, or 2: by running your own interactive stand, separate to us.


The Royal College of Pathologists will be running an exciting workshop on organs and organ donation. The hour-long workshop will include interactive activities based on our popular organ resource, as well as facilitated group discussions on organ donation, the Human Tissue Act and medical ethics. We are looking for pathologists who would like to help facilitate the workshop, which will be run with three different groups of students between 10:00 and 15:30. Volunteers will receive a full briefing from RCPath staff and from lead facilitators, Professor Mark Wilkinson and Sai Pathmanathan. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided. Please email publicengagement@rcpath.org if you would like to get involved. Please include your full name, job title and mobile phone number.  


Another way you can get involved in the Schools Science Conference on 18 April is by running your own hands-on activity stand. Please note, this is separate to the workshops we will be doing. The conference organisers are looking for pathologists and others working in medicine or biomedical research to carry out hands-on demonstrations that showcase aspects of your career to students on a ‘table-top’ interactive stand.  For information visit the website http://www.science4u.info/. You can then register for your free stand at http://science4u.info/volunteers/.