Volunteering with BRLSI

Who are we?

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is a charity promoting advancement in the arts and sciences. With the commitment, energy and skills of our wonderful volunteers, The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution has become a centre of cultural activity open to all.

Reasons you might want to volunteer with us:

  • Are you looking for opportunities to extend your work experience or build your CV?
  • Do you enjoy learning something new every day?
  • Would you like to meet interesting new friends?
  • Have you retired recently, and found you would still like to put your skills and intelligence into something that counts?

If you have a passion for the Arts and Sciences, then volunteering at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution might well be for you. What we look for in our volunteers above all else is commitment and warmth. Whether you have a couple of hours a month or can make a regular weekly commitment, we would love to hear from you.

In return, The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution promises to extend full training to all our volunteers and support them as they grow and within their new roles. We offer a working environment which is both rich and stimulating, additionally we offer them an exciting calendar of social events.

What kind of help are we looking for?

If you can help us with any of the following areas, we would love to hear from you!

  • Receptionist/ Administration roles
  • Young BRLSI volunteers for STEM workshops
  • Publicity
  • Finance

You might want to put your name forward for our event bank. This is a database of names of volunteers who are happy to put themselves forward to help at one-off events or evening lectures.

We also offer short-term bespoke volunteer placements for university students, please get in touch for more details.

Currently we are recruiting volunteers for the following roles -

Front Desk/ Reception


Web Content Volunteers

To find out more about our volunteer programme click here to view our volunteer pages website!

For more information regarding our volunteer programmes please contact our volunteer co-ordinator, Gerie Herbert, in one of the following ways:

Email us at volunteer@brlsi.org

Call us on the reception desk (01225) 312084

Or drop in to reception at BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN, if you would like to talk about the different kind of volunteering roles we have to offer.

Gerie Herbert
BRLSI volunteer co-ordinator