Volunteering

Everyone involved in the Biomakespace is a volunteer and we welcome help with a whole range of tasks! From putting on training sessions to establishing new protocols to keeping the membership records up to date - if you have skills or would like to pick up some new ones, we'd love to hear from you.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Make the Biomakespace better. You'll have the gratitude of all the members who benefit from your hard work.
  • Shape the space. You'll have the opportunity to input into many decisions about the Biomakespace in a direct way.
  • Learn new skills. You can pick up many skills through undertaking different roles, such as gaining teaching exprience, valuable skills in business and fundraising and learning how to establish a lab and manage a scientific research project.
  • Have fun! 

We've listed our main opportunities and role descriptions below, but if you have a specific skill or role you'd like to suggest, please get in touch with us at directors@biomake.space, or come along to a meeting and have a friendly chat!

Membership Coordinator

Vacancy type:  Part time, voluntary
Start Date:  ASAP
Time:  4-8 hours a week (flexible)
Location:  Cambridge

 

 

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic membership coordinator to welcome new members and introduce them to the community. We already have a well-established process for handling new memberships, and would like someone to take this on as a specific role.

There is scope to tailor this role to suit you; if you prefer to handle exclusively more administrative tasks, this can be arranged, but we would ideally like you to get involved with giving tours and inductions as well (usually held on Monday evenings before regular ‘Lab It Monday’ events).

Advantages:

  • Free individual membership of Biomakespace (usually £20 per month)

  • Help a volunteer-run citizen science and open data community

  • Good opportunity to meet local Cambridge entrepreneurs, makers and professionals.

  • Scope to join in with ongoing lab projects and use new technologies such as DNA sequencing, CRISPR gene editing, 3D-printers, and molecular biology techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and able to talk with people from a range of different backgrounds

  • Able to take initiative / make ‘common sense’ decisions

  • Organised and comfortable with administrative tasks

  • Ideally able to commit to 3 months+ in the role

  • Interested in synthetic biology and citizen science initiatives

  • Ideally has some post-16 biology education, but this is not a requirement

  • Must be aged over 18