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The Great Exhibition Road Festival: 9 - 15 October 2021

Volunteer at Great Exhibition Road Festival in 2019



  • Saturday 9 October: 10AM - 2PM
  • Saturday 9 October: 1.30PM - 5PM
  • Sunday 10 October: 10AM - 2PM 
  • Sunday 10 October: 1.30PM - 5PM 

LOCATION: Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus

About the Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of science and the arts in person and online. It's a collaboration between institutions, scientists, artists and innovators on and around Exhibition Road, including some of the world’s most iconic museum’s and institutions.

Our exciting programme of talks, workshops and activities this year will focus on how we can use the arts and sciences to help inspire a greener future for the planet we share. We'll be inviting visitors to see what actions – both big and small – we can take in our own lives to care for nature and how we can join together to give a voice to our planet, from community projects to global action.

Anyone at Imperial can be a part of the team, no experience needed. From welcoming visitors to social media support, there’s a role for you.

Your role on the day

You will be allocated a role when you arrive at the festival. We will, of course, try to give you a role which you will enjoy. Roles include: 

  • Welcoming members of the public and helping with enquiries 
  • Managing talks and performance entry and turnaround 
  • Supporting researchers or artists taking part in a workshop or talk  
  • Helping us understand what people thought about the event 
  • Collecting pictures and stories for College news or social media 

Why volunteer?

  • Join a great team of people making this exciting collaboration happen 
  • Shifts that are easy to book, change and cancel 
  • Free festival t-shirt to keep 
  • Full briefing before the Festival and support of a dedicated volunteer manager on the day 
  • Free lunch and snacks 
  • Meet people from across the College who you might never have spoken to otherwise!

Contact us

If you have any questions about volunteering, take a look at our FAQs or get in touch with Emma Slater at

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