Be a Volunteer Science Communicator

Learn and practice responsible science communication as a volunteer science communicator.

3/21 Update: Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Science Connected programs are made possible by public donations. Sadly, due to a funding shortfall, we have had to discontinue our volunteer program and are no longer able to on-board or mentor new science communication volunteers. If we are able to resume this program in the future, we will update this page. For more information about Science Connected, our other programs, and how you can help keep them running, click below.

Do you want to help increase public understanding of science? Do you want to spread science literacy? If so, let’s talk!

Science Connected is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to connect people with the latest scientific research. We are investigating research findings, translating them into language that everyone can understand, and publishing articles that lay a solid foundation in the scientific method and feature comprehensive overviews of current research and discovery in the physical and life sciences. We do this through quality science communication.

We welcome enthusiastic volunteers from a wide variety of scientific fields of study who want to write short-form summaries of recent scientific research. A background in journalism is not necessary to join our team as a volunteer science communicator. We can provide instruction and guidance in science communication best practices.

At Science Connected, we identify new, exciting research in a wide range of fields from recently published work and distill the findings into an accessible format for non-experts. Writers select topics of interest to them, then work closely with our editors to produce a finished piece of public-facing science journalism. Writers practice information synthesis, critical analysis, and the summarization of complex information. Science Connected volunteers are part of a global community of fellow science communicators and expert advisors.