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New Zealand International Science Festival - Event Support


New Zealand International Science Festival







The New Zealand International Science Festival Trust's mission is to inspire and have people of all ages and backgrounds consider the importance of science in our daily lives, and to provide quality science education while inspiring the public to consider its implications for both today and tomorrow. Since 1998 the festival has engaged over 200,000 participants across Aotearoa New Zealand, celebrating all areas of science, from the mysterious outer limits of the universe to the marvellous inner workings of robotics and all the wonderful stuff in between.

This year the NanoFestival will occur between July 10 - 14 in Dunedin, and the NZISF team will also be running an exciting Matariki event on June 29. To check out the details, visit https://scifest.org.nz. The programme launches in early June!

As an Event Supporter there are a range of opportunities available:

  • Practical Help: Providing hands-on facilitation
  • Public Facing. Ticket-taking and general event support
  • Event Supervision
  • Event Setup & Pack Down

Training provided:

  • Complete the initial 30 minute training/induction (only required for some roles)

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • The NZ SciFest team will make every effort to match volunteers with a role that aligns with their interests
    (please note that there are limited roles available)
  • Volunteer shifts available daily from July 10 - 14 in the mornings, afternoons and evenings, and in the afternoon and evening of June 29
    (Most shifts last between 2-4 hours)
  • You'll be helping to bring a highly engaging and informative event to the community
  • You'll be helping to entice members of the public to consider the fascinating role science plays in their daily lives


  • Volunteers must be over 16 years of age
  • Be genuinely interested in the world around you
  • Be excited to be part of a fun & busy team during the Festival!
  • No science background needed but let them know if you have an area of expertise!
  • Many different types of roles available, they can often find one to suit your requirements
  • Volunteer T-Shirts to be worn (they will provide one upon confirmation of volunteering roles
    (T-Shirts must be returned upon completion of volunteering)
  • Police background check may be required for some roles, where volunteers are working with children (provided)

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • Ideally volunteers will take on a minimum of 2 shifts during the festival
  • Commit to 4 - 8 hours in total
  • Some volunteer roles will require a brief training/induction (30 mins)

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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