We would not be able to do what we do without the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers. We are always looking for people who would like to help us at our public events at the Imagination Lab and beyond.

ioi volunteering

To make our impact we rely on the support of fantastic volunteers, and you could be one of them. If you’re interested in volunteering at events with the Institute of Imagination, apply by filling out this simple form.

As a volunteer, you’ll be part of exciting and dynamic events in London. The iOi’s projects are about inspiring children, young people and adults to use their imaginations to create and learn through hands-on activities.

Community engagement is a vital part of what we do – help us bring these events to life.

Ongoing volunteering opportunities:

  • Weekday events working with schools
  • Weekend events volunteering with children and their families
  • Local outreach programmes
  • Workshops and activities across sciences, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM)

Volunteering with us is a fantastic opportunity to learn about engaging with children, events management, workshop facilitation and community outreach. Help us challenge young people and their families to create, play and learn together through the power of imagination.

We regularly run Volunteer Evenings from the Imagination Lab, where you can meet the team and get hands on with activities. See when the next Volunteer Evening is here.

Summer volunteering 

Looking for student volunteering work or opportunities to volunteer in London this summer? Come and join iOi at the Mega Maker Lab!

Throughout August, we are putting on a major event in London for families to tinker, experiment and play together. We need dedicated volunteers to help create this exciting project – the Mega Maker Lab.

The Mega Maker Lab will be a 12,000 sq ft experience, imagined by young people in collaboration with the Institute of Imagination and architectural educators MATT + FIONA. Mega Maker Lab Across 5 experience zones, families can tinker, experiment, build, play and enjoy time together. Most exciting of all, the ideas have come from young minds, our Imagination Architects, who we’ve worked with to imagine and build the Mega Maker Lab.

To bring this experience to life, we are looking for volunteers to help support the Mega Maker Lab this summer. There will be opportunities to volunteer every day throughout August.

We will need volunteers to help:

  • support playful events and activities
  • ticketing and navigation
  • surveying and feedback
  • set up and take down activities

It’s a great chance to:

  • gain skills in workshop facilitation
  • get first hand event management experience
  • supporting the learning of children and families
  • give back to the community by volunteering in London
  • work with children and young people
  • meet like-minded volunteers who share a passion for learning

If you’re looking for summer volunteering opportunities and would like to get involved with the Mega Maker Lab, join us at our next open evening on 18 June or find out more by contacting Alex at volunteer@ioi.london. We also have open evenings on 3 and 16 July, which you can register for here

find out more

If you have any further questions about volunteering with the iOi, please email volunteer@ioi.london.

Find out about other ways you can support the Institute of Imagination:
become an Imagineer
trusts and foundations
corporate partnerships
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