PET has the equivalent of only four full-time employees, and relies on the generosity and skills of volunteers to achieve its objectives. Donating your time, skills and creativity can make an incredible difference to the success of our work.
How much you do, and from where, is up to you. Some volunteers come into our central London office, while others help remotely; some help regularly, others on an ad hoc basis. You specify what you are able to do and when you are able to do it, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
One way to help is to join the pool of volunteers who write articles for BioNews. But, if writing isn't your thing, there are other ways to help. Perhaps you could be a media volunteer, interested in sharing your personal experience of infertility or genetic conditions with the press in order to raise awareness – see the Press Office section of this website for details.
Could you assist in encouraging people to advertise Jobs and Opportunities with us? Could you draw upon your interests to suggest books or films for review? Could you help us with social media, or help us run our events? Perhaps your skills lie in photography, fundraising, marketing or IT? There are many opportunities.
People from all different backgrounds volunteer for us. Some are employed elsewhere, some are unemployed, some are studying and some are retired people. Our volunteers include people spanning all ages and ethnic backgrounds, as well as people of all religions and none.
People might volunteer for us:
- To help a cause they are passionate about.
- To do something inspiring.
- To learn skills and improve their CV.
- To help with their studies.
- To build their confidence and gain new experiences.
- To meet interesting new people.
Find out what PET's volunteers say
Our volunteer Rachel says:
I first got involved with PET nearly eight years ago through the BioNews writing scheme, which was a great opportunity alongside my MSc in reproductive biology. I instantly felt valued and appreciated by the team, and it was great to feel so genuinely part of their important work. Since then I have continued to write for BioNews but have also become increasingly involved in other aspects of their work, including volunteering at numerous events and participating at board meetings. Volunteering with PET has been not only fascinating in a personal capacity, but has been immensely valuable for my career. I honestly do not think I would have secured some of the positions I have had without the experience and confidence I gained working with the team at PET.
I'm interested in volunteering for PET – what do I do now?
Contact us with brief details of how much time you are able to give and how often, and whether you would like to volunteer remotely or come into PET’s central London office.