YSA Melbourne’s core mission is to promote science to the youth of Australia. To do this, we rely on volunteers who give their time to change the perspectives and lives of those around them. It’s not all hard work though, through their involvement with YSA, volunteers get access to behind the scenes tours of science research facilities such as the Australian Synchrotron and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, just to name a few, as well as the opportunity to rub shoulders with professors, teachers, and distinguished scientists, researchers and engineers. You also get to have an amazing time getting to know the YSA community and the friendly YSA members.

All volunteers receive comprehensive training so that they are equipped with all of the knowledge required to be effective science communicators. Volunteers learn how be positive science mentors for students, run YSA science outreach activities, and work in a team environment. These skill-sets are widely transferrable and are invaluable to students and young professionals looking to develop themselves.

Check out these great ways to get involved with YSA Melbourne today. We are currently looking for:

  • 200-500 word articles on the latest science news that has caught your fancy, or even a short piece that makes science topics accessible to the public, for Membrane, the YSA Weekly Science Blog. Contact our Editor at editor@melbourne.ysa.org.au
  • Presenters, guests and hosts for Lagrange Point, the YSA Weekly Podcast. Contact our Podcast manager, Justin Sorbello, at ipp@melbourne.ysa.org.au
  • Members to join our science outreach teams.

For more information, please contact our Science Engagements Officer at science@melbourne.ysa.org.au