Are you passionate about advancing the education of young people in mathematics?


Inspiring volunteers are at the very centre of our organisation.

We have 400 volunteers working across the United Kingdom helping to nurture the next generation of young mathematicians.

Bring your mathematical enthusiasm to UKMT and join our incredible team. Make new friends, learn new skills and help evolve a love of mathematical problem solving in the widest possible group of young people.

We have a role for you, regardless of how much time you feel you can commit. 

Volunteering with us can be a very rewarding experience. There are excellent opportunities for professional development and valuable work experience


Volunteer Roles

Get involved helping run our team events.

Mentor one of our students.

Attend a Summer School

Develop questions for our many competition papers.

Road test our material.

Mark our competition papers.


Ready to apply? We would love to hear from you. 


Please submit an application using our online form and as part of the volunteer process, for all volunteer roles, we also ask you to answer:


“Why do I want to work with young people to help them develop their problem-solving and mathematical skills and how will I ensure this work is done in a safe environment?”


You can submit your answer to the question on the application form. Our Volunteering Manager can provide further information about any roles that you are interested in or support throughout the recruitment process. Please email the Volunteering Manager here. 


Occasionally, we have specific opportunities and these are detailed below. To apply for these specific roles please complete the step above. 


Please note, at the moment, some of our normal volunteering activities may be affected by Covid-19. You can still register your interest for all volunteer roles. 

Our current volunteering opportunities


We are looking for a coordinator for our mentoring problem group. Further information and the application form can be found here.  If you require further assistance of the application form in an alternative format please email our Volunteering Manager here.

All UKMT volunteers are required to abide by the Trust's safeguarding policy. 

We welcome any applicant who is enthusiastic and eager to join the Trust. We would prefer you to have some knowledge of the mentoring scheme, either through being a mentee or mentor yourself, or using sheets in your educational setting. However, this is not essential.  This is an unpaid, voluntary role but out-of-pocket expenses can be claimed if, for example, you are required to attend events.

Closing date is 11:59pm on 25th September 2021. 


Safer Recruitment Statement

The Trust is committed to practices that protect children from harm. The suitability of new volunteers will be assessed during our application procedure. New volunteers may be required to undertake a DBS check. Further details can be found in our safeguarding policy.