iGEM Europe


This year we welcome hundreds of iGEM participants in Amsterdam for the iGEM Regional Jamboree Europe. The Jamboree will take place on October 5-7 on the VU campus in Amsterdam. During this event, we rely on a team of hardworking volunteers to help us to ensure that every iGEM participant has an amazing experience.
If you're a student, interested in synthetic biology and would like to take a peek at what we're doing at iGEM, please contact We're currently looking for your helping hands.

Basic requirements for all our volunteers:

  • Good spoken English
  • Preferably available at all three days of the Jamboree (5–7 October), with the understanding that these are long days
  • Available on the training session, October 5th around 13:00
  • Arrange your own accommodation

What will you get in return?

  • The opportunity to experience the iGEM Jamboree
  • Great experience in international event production
  • Free t-shirt
  • Dinner on Friday; lunch and dinner on Saturday; lunch on Sunday
  • Taste the fantastic iGEM atmosphere
  • Exposure to senior and young scientists: the current and future European leaders in the field of Synthetic Biology

Main duties as volunteer

  • Videotape the team presentations
  • Live blogging the team presentations, what's happening during the Jamboree
  • Help to coordinate sessions
  • Answer questions and help the attendees