Help to advance the education of young people in mathematics

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities allowing you to help promote a love a problem solving. As well as helping to nurture the next generation of young mathematicians, being a volunteer with can be a very rewarding experience and provides excellent opportunities for professional development.

Each role requires a specific set of skills, travel requirements and time commitment, and we do our best to explain upfront what each role entails. 

You can get involved in one of the following ways.

  1. Fill out our expression of interest form. Our Volunteering Manager will contact you with further information about the roles and how to join us as a volunteer.
  2. Apply for a specific volunteering opportunity listed on this page by reading the role profile and following the instructions in the Application procedure section.
  3. Sign up to our monthly Volunteering Opportunities mailing list and apply for specific volunteering opportunities mentioned in there.

If you’re not yet sure whether you would like to join us as a volunteer, signing up for the mailing list is a good place to start.

Current volunteering opportunities

Judging a maths video competition

Watch three-minute maths videos and score them

If you would like to get involved for a short time and work remotely, this is an ideal opportunity.

As a judge, you will watch and score videos submitted to the Maths Miniatures competition. You will complete online training before joining the team, and will then choose how many videos you are happy to judge.

Role profile is here, and you can see last year's top videos here.

Olympiad marking

Gain an insight into mathematical thinking of high-attaining students

Our Olympiads consist of questions that require full written solutions and focus on mathematical reasoning, rather than just obtaining a correct answer. As a marker, you will work with other markers over a weekend to assess participants' work.

We are looking for markers for the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls in particular. If you are interested, please read the role profile and apply.


Support the development of mathematical problem solving skills

As a mentor on the Mentoring Scheme, you will correspond with enthusiastic students about maths by email. Your mentees will be working on a set of questions each month from October to May. Aside from replying to their mathematical queries, you will provide feedback on the solutions they send you at the end of each month.

For more information, see the role profile.

Problem setting

Pose questions to challenge students' mathematical problem solving

Becoming a problem setter for our Mathematical Challenges or Olympiads, first involves submitting some problems for consideration by the relevant Problems Group. You can submit problems here, stating which competition you think they are suitable for.

We're particularly looking for problem setters for Team Maths Challenge and Senior Team Maths Challenge

You can find the past problems for Team Maths Challenge and Senior Team Maths Challenge by following the links.

Coordinating a team event

Ensure that the Regional Final runs smoothly

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to leading or assisting with two or more Regional Finals either in London (West) and Southeast England, or in Southwest England. Please read the role profile for the Senior Team Maths Challenge and the Team Maths Challenge role and apply if you are interested.

To express interest in volunteering in a different area, please fill out our expression of interest form, and we will contact you if a vacancy becomes available.

Summer school volunteering

Run a session at a summer school

Join our experienced volunteers in delivering workshops at our National Mathematics Summer Schools. We are mainly looking for people who can commit to helping for a few days. 

The allocations for 2019 Summer Schools are almost completed, but we are already looking for volunteers interested in 2020 Summer Schools.

Read more about this role here.