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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of a successful organization!  Join PSBR and help us create an army of volunteers to spread the message about the importance and value of biomedical and animal research. Volunteering as little as one hour per year makes a big difference!


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BioEYES Classroom Mentor -  Please consider joining us as a volunteer to bring this worthwhile, hands-on, scientific program to students in and around Philadelphia. To learn more about the program, click here.



Classroom visits- You can choose the age group you'd like to talk to.  Topics range from animal care to biomedical research to careers in science. Materials, training, and mentoring provided. Students enjoy hearing from different science professionals and learning about the different career options associated with biomedical research and all aspects of science.

Develop a “Women in Science” program for local colleges and universities - Excited about showcasing the important contributions women have made in biomedical science? If you answered “yes” (PSBR is too!), we invite you to help our team develop a “Women in Science” series that could be promoted at local colleges and universities. Together, let’s highlight the women scientists who have made an impact on so many lives!

Develop a summer camp - Are you a creative and enthusiastic individual interested in science outreach? If so, use your talents to help PSBR develop and implement our very own summer camp program focused on biomedical and animal research. We are looking for a few volunteers, dedicated to expanding informal science instruction, to help PSBR create an immersive, hands-on, week-long camp to be provided during the summer. Sign up today!

Create PSBR-sponsored multimedia (app, promotional video, etc) - Are you a techie at heart? Would you like to help spread PSBR’s mission through digital media? PSBR is looking for talented individuals to create promotional videos, an interactive phone app, etc to help educate the public about the importance of biomedical and animal research.

Create a mentorship program for local students - Think it would be a great idea to connect more students with more scientists? Well here’s your chance. Let’s create a mentorship program to show students what types of careers are available in the biomedical and lab animal science communities!

Create new and exciting content for students in the classroom - Do you have a knack for creating awesome, engaging, and thoughtprovoking content for students? Want to brush up on your lesson development skills? Or maybe, just maybe, you have a burning desire to dive right in and develop informal content for the very first time. If so, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to help PSBR design and develop new lessons, activities, and programs that can be utilized directly in the classrooms!

  • Design a new lesson
  • Improve an existing activity
  • Develop your own curriculum
  • Topics could include: Genetics,

Neuroscience, Cellular Biology, Development, BioTech, etc. The opportunities are endless! All you need to bring is your passion for biomedical research and your desire to educate the larger community about the importance of scientific and animal research. Get involved, engage a student, and make a difference!

Career days- Attend a career day or career fair in your local area and talk about your career in science.  Materials, training, and mentoring available from PSBR. 

Judges- Volunteer to judge our annual essay contest or local science fair contests. These opportunities are sent out through email. Sign-up to be notified of future opportunities.

Talent- If you have a talent that you would like to volunteer, contact us!  We welcome ideas and suggestions that will help PSBR grow and carry out its mission.


If you are interested in being a PSBR volunteer, please fill out a volunteer form.  We will include you on the volunteer email alerts to announce opportunities as they arise. If you are interested in a specific opportunity, please let us know by contacting David Garbe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



As professionals in laboratory animal science, it is important to promote public understanding and to encourage discussion about the use of animals in research.

PSBR can train you on how to successfully communicate the positive contributions you make to our society. The hope is to foster a culture where laboratory animal science professionals will feel accepted, valued, and recognized for their hard work and dedication to improving the lives of animals and people.

There are several ways to become a public speaker for biomedical research. PSBR can provide individual training, group training at your facility, or group training at conferences. Please contact us for more information.