Volunteering Opportunities

Get involved and make a difference

Volunteer with your Local Branch

Members can become involved by joining one of the Nuclear Institute's Branch Committees, helping to organise events, seminars and lectures within their local branch. If you are interested in volunteering with your local Nuclear Institute Branch please contact your local branch Secretary or Chairperson. All Branch contact details can be found on the dedicated regional branch pages.

Visit the NI Branch websites     

Find out how the Cumbria Branch is working with its volunteers. Getting Involved  

Contribute content to the renowned technical journal Nuclear Future

Contribute as a writer, reviewer or expert for our journal, Nuclear Future, or help us develop our new Special Interest Groups for nuclear.

Find out more Nuclear Future


Organise an event

Use your knowledge to contribute to an event organising committees or organise a volunteer based event in your area.

Contact your local branch or the Nuclear Institute's Events team at events@nuclearinst.com for more information.

Find out more about NI Events


Build your career with the NI YGN

Get involved in the many and varied opportunities available with our thriving Young Generation Network from networking, to events, to the annual speaking competition and STEM activities, YGN has something for you.

 Visit the NI YGN page


Volunteer at the UK Big Bang Fair 2017 

The Nuclear Institute will once again be exhibiting at next year's Big Bang Fair UK at the NEC, Birmingham. We are seeking volunteers to manage the NI stand over the course of the exhibition for four days in March and to share their love of nuclear with over 70,000 students, parents, and teachers. To volunteer please contact us by email to membership@nuclearinst.com

Read about Big Bang Fair 2016

Big Bang 2016- Volunteers

Become an assessor for professional membership and registration

Professional members of the Nuclear Institute or learned members with professional membership of other Institute can become assessor members for individual applications or apprenticeship scheme approvals including assessing applications for registration with the UK Engineering Councl and the Science Council. Receive full training, and contribute to growing the Institute and nuclear professionals. 

Find out how Tim Ashworth is involved in the Membership Committee.

Promote Diversity with Women in Nuclear UK

In February 2016, Women in Nuclear UK became the newest branch in the Nuclear Institute branch network. Membership of WiN is available for free to all NI members with access to WiN UK's famous speedmentoring sessions, career advice and opportunities to promote diversity in your workplace and across the industry.

Find out more on the WiN UK page  



Become part of the NI Support Network 

Become a mentor and support new members or graduates in their career path or through the registration and accreditation process. 

 The Women in Nuclear Network also offers speed mentoring (pictured). 




Get involved in Education and Training 

Promote nuclear to a new generation from school visits to regional or national education fairs or represent us in your education establishment as an academic, university or graduate liaison.

Find out more about NI STEM activities 


Complete a Case study 

Inspire future generations by submitting a case study. Complete a questionnaire and return to membership@nuclearinst.com.

Hear from Adrian Bull MBE (NNL), one of NI's longstanding volunteers, or become one of our Faces of Profssionalism.

Download a questionnaire 


Join one of our expert committees or take on special opportunities 

Occasionally positions come up to join or chair one of our expert committees or even become a trustee. Additionally over the year special opportunities can arise.

View recent volunteering positions 


The History of the Nuclear Institute  

Help us tell the story of the Industry, the Institute, and the Individuals who made it happen! 

The Nuclear Institute has supported nuclear professionals in the UK since the very earliest days of the sector, dating as far back as 1956 through its founder organisations the British Nuclear Energy Society (BNES) and the Institution of Nuclear Engineers (INucE). In early 2016, we began a project to collect this history and, through the story of the Institute and the Industry, mark the achievements of the people at the core of nuclear in Britain. Many of these people are our members.

If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute to this project please contact us by email to communications@nuclearinst.com. 

Find out more about the History Project


Keep an eye out for future exciting volunteering roles by following us on twitter or through our volunteer page below. If you are organising an activity with the NI and would like to encourage more volunteers to join you, contact the NI Communications Team about promoting your activities at communications@nuclearinst.com.