#CheltSciFest — a volunteer’s eye view
If there was a word that meant “simultaneously exhausted yet ridiculously excited”, it would be the perfect adjective for Cheltenham Science Festival volunteers. (If it exists, let me know. We’re only 2 days in and already my brain is a little bit mushy.)
We’ve worked in areas like this:
…watched various time machines, space rovers etc arrive:
…moved unimaginable amounts of furniture around:
…got a mind-boggling amount of information from briefings and training and meetings and mock events:
…watched some real characters come on to site:
…got lost in various buildings:
…felt powerful in our hi-vis and lanyards:
…been treated to a sneak preview of some of the festival’s most impressive spaces:
…and consumed impressive amounts of staple foods:
Tomorrow, the gates open to the public. Thousands of people will hear inspiring guest talks, take part in discussions and interact with the incredible demonstrations and events.
Look out for us in the blue t-shirts!