The Society is owned by its membership but exists for the benefit of all. After becoming a member there are many ways in which you can get more involved. The Society has nearly 300 volunteers who provide invaluable support for the important work that we do.
Many volunteers sit on committees, help run national and local meetings, support our special interest groups, sit on editorial boards, and get involved in education or outreach activities.
The Society is fortunate to have many volunteers who are always keen to support us. Over the last few years, our volunteers have been involved with many public events at several RHS gardens, the Great Yorkshire Show, activities linked with BBC Weather Watchers, a range of science festivals as well as talks and careers events at schools.
No specific experience is needed - if you have a passion for meteorology or climate science and are interested in helping broaden peoples’ understanding and enthusiasm for the subject, then please get in contact with us.
Volunteer at RMetS
Options for volunteering with the Society include:
- Consider becoming a trustee - find out about our Council
- Become an RMetS Student Ambassador - they provide the link between the Society and universities/research institutions, thus supporting the Society by increasing awareness about membership and our latest activities within their local networks
- Suggest a topic for a meeting, or an organisation we could collaborate with - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Register interest with Local Centres and Special Interest Groups
If you would like to learn more about the ways in which you can get involved, please contact email@example.com
Volunteer with our publication programme
The Society currently has the following voluntary opportunities available in its journal or book publishing programme:
Journal Peer Reviewers
The Societies journal programme consists of 8 publications covering all areas of meteorology, including atmospheric, oceanic and climate sciences. Editorial decisions are made by the editorial board members who are active scientists and recognised experts in their respective fields. The editorial board works very closely with a large number of dedicated reviewers to offer expert and constructive comments to authors with the goal of improving their manuscripts. Our journals are always looking for new reviewers who can help provide a quick, constructive and fair peer-review process.
Volunteers must have a meteorology background with experience of publishing in scientific peer-reviewed journals and reviewing of articles.
If you are interested in helping the Society, please provide your CV and a letter of interest that specifies your areas of expertise, indicates which journal you are volunteering for, and states your motivation for choosing this journal to firstname.lastname@example.org.