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Get involved

The Society has many ways that Fellows can get involved with what we do. Find out how you can take part.

Policy Responses

Statement on Museums and Collections As the national forum for the debate and development of cutting edge Earth science, the Geological Society has a special responsibility to communicate this science and its importance to society, to government, the media, other scientific communities and the general public.

We do this through responding to inquiries and consultations from government, parliament and third sector bodies as well as producing policy statements and briefings on important themes such as Shale Gas, Climate Change and Rare Earth Minerals.

None of this is possible without the engagement of our Fellows and the wider Earth science community – to get involved, contact

See previous responses made in our Policy Responses section.

Join a Committee

CommitteesFellows of the Society are welcome to volunteer to join one of the Society's reporting committees

There are five standing committees which report directly to Council, each with responsibility for particular areas of the Society's activities. These are the External Relations Committee, Finance and Planning Committee, Professional Committee, Publications and Information Committee and the Science Committee.

Reporting to Council through these committees are various sub-committees with special functions, some temporary, some permanent.

In addition to the Officers group and the standing committees, there are currently three additional committees which report directly to Council. These are the Audit Committee, Awards Committee and Elections Committee

See more about the Committees and read recent minutes on the Committee pages

To express and interest in joining a committee contact Stephanie Jones.

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Run an Event for Earth Science Week 

Earth Science Week is held annually in October with a set theme.The outreach team are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to run events and activities during the week.

You can download an information pack and find out more on the Earth Science Week pages or contact Sarah Day


Sponsor a Book or a Fish

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The Sponsor a Book scheme has been running since 2008 raising over £8000 and has helped the restoration, repair and conservation of 27 volumes from the collection.


The Sponsor a Fish scheme was lauched in August 2011 to conserve and digitise the fossil fish portfolio of Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

Each scheme is ongoing and more information is available on the webpages and directly from the Library.


Express an Interest in Writing a Blog Article


The Geological Society blog covers stories on a vast range of topics, from new research and findings to geological baking! 

We are always looking for volunteers to write content for the blog.


If you are interesting in writing a post about anything geological then contact Sarah Day:


Become a Chartership Mentor

Institute of Geologists Medal with professional womanMentors play a vital role in supporting Fellows whilst they are preparing for Chartership.

The Geological Society's mentoring scheme offers guidance on the mentoring relationship. A mentor is a person who assists another to grow, acquire new skills and insights, and develop his or her potential.


The mentoring relationship builds confidence and helps the mentee to take responsibility for his or her own development.

Find out more about becoming a mentor in the Chartership section.

Participate in a Specialist and Regional Group

Regional and Specialist GroupsTake an active role in your region or in your geological specialism by joining one of the Society’s Regional and Specialist Groups.

With 22 specialist groups and 16 regional groups there is something for everyone.

Find contacts for each specialist or regional group in the Groups section

Write a Book Review

swr 6uGeoscientist magazine features reviews of current and upcoming publications, all of which are written by Fellows.

If you would like to review a title, you can find the list of current available publications in our Book review section.


Reviewers are welcome to keep their review copy – for more information, contact


Join the Geological Society STEM School Ambassadors Scheme


We think it is essential for younger generations to gain a broad understanding of geoscience, as it underpins so many of society’s most challenging issues.

Ambassadors give geoscience talks, careers information and other support in schools. Becoming an ambassador could benefit your professional development; free training and resources are provided.

If you are interested in signing up to become a Geological Society STEM Ambassador or just wish to find out more about the scheme visit our webpages or email Amy Ball: