Big Bang call for volunteers

Would you like to help us inspire young people and introduce them to the world of civil engineering?

Volunteers at Big Bang Fair 2016.
Volunteers at Big Bang Fair 2016.

We need 100 volunteers to do just that at the national Big Bang Fair taking place at Birmingham's NEC from 15-18 March 2017.

Once again we'll be presenting a really interactive stand with our industry partners packed full of fun and insightful hands-on activities (not to mention lovely giveaways for the participants).

What is the Big Bang Fair?

The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths in the UK, introducing young people to some of the myriad career opportunities in these fields. It attracts over 70,000 visitors over four days!

What will volunteers be doing?

The "Civil engineers: shaping the world" stand will give 7-19 year olds at the fair the chance to explore six areas of civil engineering - water, energy, transport, structures, and how the profession deals with waste and works underground. We need civil engineering students and professionals to run activities, promote and help run the stand and give informal careers advice. If you volunteer, you can help with all of these, or just one thing if you'd prefer – it's up to you.

Who can help?

You don't need to have done any previous education volunteering – all we ask if that you are enthusiastic, have plenty of energy and a passion for civil engineering.

Register your interest in volunteering now by emailing with your availability, location and contact details.

Visit the fair with your young people instead and help us spread the word

You can also bring your young people, or encourage schools and groups that you know to visit the Big Bang Fair for free. Just don't forget to visit our stand if you come! Visit the Big Bang Fair's website for more information and how to register.

Birmingham is a bit far for me… does it happen anywhere else?

Yes! Smaller Big Bang Fairs take place all over the UK throughout the year. Check out the website for Big Bang Fairs Near Me to find out more. To volunteer at these contact your regional ICE office.

Would your company be interested in supporting us at the Big Bang Fair?

For more information about sponsoring our stand at the Big Bang Fair please contact