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FRAME employs a passionate and supportive team who work closely together to co-ordinate, carry out and share our important work. The support of volunteers is crucial in helping us fulfil many aspects of this. We are very grateful for the time, energy, expertise and goodwill of those who volunteer for FRAME.

As a small charity, we are fortunate to have collaborators and experts across many fields volunteering their time and expertise for us, and we are keen to hear from anyone who wishes to be involved.

There are many ways you can volunteer for FRAME depending on your experience and available time. These include:

  • Fundraising for FRAME
  • Become an advocate on or offline – follow our work and share it
  • Provide administrative support
  • Carry out desk-based research
  • Carry out your Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) with FRAME
  • Write a piece for us, such as a guest blog
  • Offer your expertise as a scientific advisor or collaborator
  • Become a trustee
  • Get involved with our scientific journal ATLA as an author or reviewer

Current opportunities

We’re currently recruiting for the following volunteer opportunities, and would love for you to get involved! Please click on the roles below to find out more information, including how to apply and who to contact if you have questions.

Are you a passionate researcher who wants to make a real difference to the lives of animals and humans? We’re seeking talented experts to join our Scientific Advisory Panel and help us accelerate the development and adoption of non-animal research methods.

To reflect the diversity of technological approaches that replacing animals in science requires, we’re looking to grow our Scientific Advisory Panel and would like you to be part of it.

Our current panel is made up of 32 generous and talented professionals who give their time and expertise to help our mission: ensuring scientists use non-animal approaches in biomedical research and testing.

By volunteering on our panel, you’ll not only be a valued member of our charity, you’ll also have the opportunity to network with other experts, have your say on groundbreaking research, and influence real-world change.

“I feel very honoured to be part of this community. I hope I can support the charity in any way possible as I strongly believe we can at least greatly reduce the number of animals used in scientific research.” Current Scientific Advisory Panel member

Apply now wording

The role: The main responsibilities of your role will include:

  • Supporting the grant review process by undertaking peer review of grant applications.
  • Advising and supporting the staff team in monitoring funded projects.
  • Supporting our strategic goals of funding research, sharing information and creating change.
  • Helping to champion FRAME’s mission and charitable purpose.

Estimated hours: Approx. ½ day – 4 days per year. We’ll need your expertise during late April to early May, and late September through October to review grant applications.

Duration: Ongoing

Location: Remote

Renumeration: The role is unremunerated

Experience desired: We’re looking for panel members with scientific research experience most likely from an industry or academic background. This experience may relate to basic, translational, applied research, or regulatory testing in any area that is, or would benefit from human-relevant methods. This includes areas where laboratory animals have been used historically or are still widely used today but non-animal approaches are now being developed. Our current panel includes experts from such varied fields as bone tissue engineering and metabolomics through to neuropharmacology and ecotoxicology, and we welcome applications from diverse specialisms. The greater the diversity, the better!

Please note: All applicants should hold a PhD and be a named author on at least one published paper in a relevant research area.

How to apply: 

The closing date for this role is 30 April 2024.

To find out more about the volunteer opportunity, please read the full volunteer description.

To apply, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please email

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with FRAME! 

To find out more information about these opportunities, read FRAME’s volunteering policy. This policy sets out the roles of volunteers within our organisation, what we offer and expect, and how we manage their work. There are many ways you can volunteer for FRAME; if you are interested in donating your time or skills then please check this page and our social media channels regularly for specific opportunities or contact us via

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