Our community

We strive to have a positive impact on society and in the communities in which we work.

The Met Office is community driven; not least by its employees at HQ but also by our frontline offices.We strive to have a positive impact through education and social responsibility by maintaining strong links with communities within the UK and abroad.

Water Aid

We proudly support our corporate charity WaterAid in their efforts to provide safe and sanitary water supplies to the world's most vulnerable communities.

We also have a role in the broader global community through our work with the World Meteorological Organization and our involvement in the Voluntary Cooperation Programme. Operational, research and academic partnerships bring huge benefits to our science and services - and, ultimately, to the people they support.

Engaging with the local community

Several times a year our HQ at Exeter hosts Public Open Days. The public are given a tour of HQ by Met Office volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds. The tour includes a presentation in the Outlook Room. To book for an open day Contact us

We also allow the use of our facilities by not-for-profit organisations to host meetings and events (availability allowing), and host school visits at both HQ and our frontline site Schools visits form.

Community Strategy 2013/14 Community Strategy 2013/14 (PDF, 186 kB)

Last updated: 24 September 2013

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    Activities and material based around the national curriculum to help teachers and students understand weather and climate.