Are you passionate about science and science communication? Do you want to be part of the vibrant science community in Berlin? If so, we invite you to join our Berlin Science Week team as a volunteer!

Berlin Science Week is an annual celebration of scientific excellence, knowledge, and discovery. Every year, from 1–10 NOVEMBER, Berlin transforms into a hub for innovative exchange, bringing together over 500 speakers, more than 150 organizations, and an audience of over 20,000 during the ten festival days. The event combines in-person formats throughout Berlin with online and hybrid events, focusing on interactive and interdisciplinary discussions.

The festival takes place all over Berlin, in a decentralised fashion, as well as in our two festival centres – the CAMPUS and the FORUM. The CAMPUS is our established central location at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, a place dedicated to exchange, discussions, and networking. The Art & Science FORUM, on the other hand, a collaboration with Holzmarkt 25, is being organised for the first time. It is dedicated to exploring the exchange between scientific research and artistic creativity, offering a diverse range of formats from art installations, science slams, artist talks, to comedy shows, workshops, live performances, and more.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the implementation of the upcoming Berlin Science Week between 1-10 NOVEMBER 2023 – at the CAMPUS, in the FORUM, and overall in Berlin. If you are a science enthusiast, have experience with science communication or event organisation, and are proficient in English or German, we want you!

Your tasks:

  • Support the Berlin Science Week team with logistics and the implementation of events on site at the Berlin Science Week CAMPUS at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the Art & Science FORUM at Holzmarkt 25, and other locations in Berlin (1-10 NOVEMBER).
  • Conduct participant surveys during in-person events between 1–10 NOVEMBER.
  • Support with guest management (both partners and visitors) and visitor registration.
  • Support the communications team. 

Your benefits:

  • All volunteer positions are compensated at the legal minimum hourly wage.
  • The opportunity to network with esteemed scientific organisations and individuals from around the world.
  • The chance to engage in a wide array of science events across Berlin.
  • Gaining insights into the latest scientific topics and the brilliant minds behind them.
  • Learning the intricacies of complex event management.
  • Participating in an exclusive communications workshop.
  • A Berlin Science Week Hoodie.
  • A certificate of attendance.


  • For administrative purposes, we prefer applicants with permission to work on a freelance basis in Berlin. 
  • You need to be available on 26 OCTOBER for a 2-hour online Briefing and Communications Workshop (1–3 pm CEST).
  • A background in science, research, or academia is preferable but not required.

We’re eager to have you on board! Please send a brief letter of motivation to by 13 OCTOBER at the latest.

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