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


Inspiring volunteers are at the very centre of our organisation.

We have over 500 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. 


1) Please submit an application using our online form. Our Volunteering Manager can provide further information about any roles that you are interested in.


2) 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 here.


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


Our current volunteering opportunities


Our mentoring cycle runs from October to May and we are looking for new mentors from October 2020. 

Details of the mentoring scheme can be found here. Mentors may have 2 or 3 mentees each cycle. The mentees are sent exciting sheets each month and mentors are expected to guide their mentees to develop their mathematical problem solving skills using the monthly resources. 

Applicants must have a robust knowledge of mathematics which will be assessed through a short exercise. Mentors must also be prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS with barring check. The Trust will organise this for you. 

Please submit your application using the above form before 4 August 2020.


Event Coordinators for Regional Finals

We are specifically looking for volunteers who can commit to leading or assisting with Regional Finals in both the Senior Team and Team Maths Challenges:

  • London and Southeast England (Team Maths Challenge) and
  • London, South Wales and Southeast England (Senior Team Maths Challenge).

Please read the role profile for the Team Maths Challenge role (PDF) and the Senior Team Maths Challenge role (PDF) and apply if you are interested.



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.