Big Bang North West 2018: Be a Volunteer!
February 21st 2018

Big Bang North West 2018: Be a Volunteer!

This year’s Big Bang North West will take place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 10th July 2018.  Our exhibitors, sponsors and presenters are planning lots of exciting and inspirational hands-on activities & shows. It’s shaping up to be an amazing event!

However, the day wouldn’t be half as successful without the team of fantastic volunteers who give up their time to help support the event. We’re looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to come and be part of the team that will deliver the Big Bang North West 2018.

We ask that all volunteers are over 18 with an enhanced DBS certificate. This a perfect role for STEM Ambassadors!

There are various roles available:

Role 1: General Volunteers

General Volunteers will provide a range of support for the event by helping with:

  • stewarding
  • staffing the Info Point
  • providing general information & direction to visitors
  • supporting visitors in engaging with the activities
  • supporting the arrival & departure of visitors to the site

Our General Volunteers are the backbone of our event. They are the front-facing, tone-setting, atmosphere-creating stars of the show! They are our foot soldiers and our first line of defence! They play a crucial role in ensuring our visitors experience an inspiring, safe and smoothly-run event.  As a General Volunteer, you’ll get to experience the Show Floor but you’ll also need to be willing to do some less inspiring jobs like queue management too! Don’t worry though, our volunteer rota will ensure that you get a mix of experiences throughout the day. Wear comfortable shoes and get a good night’s sleep the day before! It’s busy, busy, busy!

Ideally, General Volunteers will need to be available from 8.30am until 4pm. However, there is also the possibility of a morning (8:15am – 1pm) or an afternoon session (11:15am-4pm) with additional extra shifts for any available early birds or late stays!

There will be a choice of two General Volunteer training sessions. Those who have previously volunteered at the event at the ECL are welcome to attend but it is not compulsory. New volunteers are requested to please attend one of the sessions, which will take place on Tuesday 26th June 5:00-6:00pm or Sat 30th June 9:30am-10:30am at The Shed, Unit 51, Baltic Creative Campus, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH.

Download the BBNW 2018 General Volunteer Application Form and return completed forms to [email protected]


Role 2: Registration Team Volunteers

Registration Team Volunteers will be responsible for dealing with the arrival of exhibitors and visitors. If you’re an early-bird, enjoy a bit of spreadsheet admin and could welcome our visitors with a smile despite working under pressure, this is the role for you! You’ll be needed between 7am – 3pm, though there will be down-time during this period.  You’ll be working in pairs so it’s a nice role for a couple of friends! It is possible to do either the morning session 7am-11.30am or the afternoon session from 11am-3pm.

With so many visitors, registration is always busy. We’re looking for some super volunteers to help us manage this challenge!

Your role on the registration desk will be to:

  • mark the arrival of exhibitors, schools, competition entrants and VIP guests
  • provide visitors with security wristbands/lanyards
  • direct exhibitors to their stand number
  • provide relevant information to the various categories of attendee
  • work really quickly to get everyone one into the event as soon as possible!

Training will be provided prior to the event  so that volunteers feel confident about what they will need to do on the day. There are two sessions to choose from, either Wednesday 27th June 5-6pm or Sat 30th June 11am-12pm at The Shed, Unit 51, Baltic Creative Campus, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH.

Download the BBNW 2018 Registration Team Volunteer Application Form and return completed forms to [email protected]


Role 3: Competition Judges

We have already recruited a cohort of Competition Judges to support the Big Bang Competition but, as we’re looking for experts from across a range of disciplines, if this is something you might be able to help with if needed, please contact [email protected]

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers on the day but, unfortunately we are unable to provide travel/parking expenses.



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