Get Involved

SMASHfestUK is an interactive STEM/Arts festival for all the family. Always in the heart of the community, our specific aim is to increase diversity and widen participation in STEM through the Arts. Each year we focus on a different natural disaster, exploring how to survive and rebuild society after the events. This year's theme is ‘Supervolcano’, featuring art installations, performances, experiments and a ‘Survival Village’ - with real scientists & engineers!

We’re looking for friendly volunteers, ideally from the local areas (Colindale & Woolwich) to:

  • Engage the public with our installations e.g. Volcano teepee
  • Guide visitors with info about our activities
  • Help with festival production, set up and de-install

As SMASHfestUK is a real mash-up of activities, you’ll develop essential team work, event production, and public engagement skills, and have tonnes of FUN! The main SMASHfestUK took place in Deptford during Feb half-term, reaching almost 10,000 people. Please see the photos here.


This summer we're holding pop-up mini versions of the festival on:

  • Saturday 13th May, 11am - 4pm@ The Grahame Park Community Center,  Colindale
  • Saturday 27th May, 10am - 4pm@ Gordon Square, Woolwich

If you’re interested or have any questions, drop us an email at info with the subject line ‘MAY VOLUNTEERING’, explaining a little bit about you, why you’d like to get involved and your availability. Travel and expenses will be reimbursed, and a free SMASHfestUK t-shirt thrown in.

Any questions? Get in touch: info020 3859 6986

We hope to hear from you soon!