Volunteering Opportunities

The Nuclear Institute has a proud tradition of active and engaged volunteers donating their time and energy to carrying out tasks that help the Institute meet its core objectives.

Many of these roles involve direct contact with other members and even the public via branch and community activities as well as outreach events and STEM engagement. Our members are also the repository of a vast range of nuclear knowledge and experience which is fundamental to delivering local events, seminars, schools, university and other outreach activities as practical or digital resources.

The key benefits to volunteers are:

  • Gaining experience in business-related settings and activities
  • The chance to develop business and leadership skills
  • The satisfaction of contributing to the development of the profession and your fellow professionals by ‘giving something back’
  • Activities that contribute to your own continuing professional development
  • Developing your own network of professionals within the industry but outside of your own organisation.

If your organisation works in multiple branch areas, you can contact NI HQ or YGN Company Catalysts to find out how best your employees can engage and get involved. 

Current Volunteering Opportunities 

If there isn't a role listed you can fill in our Volunteering Opportunities Form to be alerted when something matching your interests becomes available. 

Branch  Role(s) Available Find out more
Cumbria
  • Treasurer

Contact chair.cumbria@nuclearinst.com 

CentralEngland
  • Chair
  • Communications Lead

Contact secretary.centralengland@nuclearinst.com 

NorthWest
  • Events Lead
  • Communications Lead
  • Outreach Lead

Contact Chair.northwest@nuclearinst.com

Western
  • Events Lead
  • Speculative applications for other positions welcome 

Contact westernbranch@nuclearinst.com

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  • Events Lead
  • Events Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • STEM & Outreach Officer

Contact lse@nuclearinst.com 

Wales  
  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Contact: chair.wales@nuclearinst.com

 Midlands
  • ED&I

Contact chair.midlands@nuclearinst.com

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  • Communications Lead

Contact: chair.northeast@nuclearinst.com

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  • Nuclear Institute nominated Board of Directors representative for the European Nuclear Society

A role has become available to take over from Hannah Paterson (Sellafield Ltd.) from June 2024. The role involves representing the NI at regular board meetings with the ENS, ensuring the interests of the NI and UK are represented, reviewing financial performance and influencing operating strategy.  A passion for international engagement is a must and board experience would be helpful but is not essential as handover can be provided. 

Contact: hannah.paterson@sellafieldsites.com

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  • Volunteer Membership Assessor/Interviewer (You must be a Member or Fellow for this role)

Contact: membership@nuclearinst.com

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Are you enthusiastic about nuclear technologies and their important role in shaping our energy future? Do you believe that Research and Development efforts are vital to achieving energy security and meeting Net Zero goals?

The Nuclear Institute is launching a new Special Interest Group to foster collaboration between academia and industry to support the UK's ambitious nuclear programmes, recognising that attracting and retaining new talent is crucial for advancing our industry.

We want to hear from you if you're eager to contribute with your skills, knowledge, and passion to this initiative. 

Contact: antonio.dibuono@uknnl.com