STEM Ambassadors are PVG/DBS checked volunteers that give up their time to bring STEM subjects to life by engaging with young people in and out of the classroom. These valuable opportunities are free to access.
Schools and colleges, and youth and community groups, can book STEM Ambassadors to engage with young people in person, or virtually, to support a wide range of activities such as careers talks, mentoring, practical workshops or exhibitions.
STEM Ambassadors support learning, illuminate careers, and raise aspirations.
Use the links below to find out more about how to become a STEM Ambassador, how to work with them as a teacher or in the community, or how to support the programme as an employer.
You can be a STEM Ambassador, whatever your background or experience. You will help to:
Illustrate the applications of STEM subjects in industry and research
Support teachers, youth workers and community groups
Inspire young people
Education and Community groups
Your classroom projects and youth groups will benefit from STEM Ambassadors. STEM Ambassadors all receive training and become members of the PVG scheme Our enthusiastic volunteers can offer you a range of support:
Activities and events to enhance your programme or curriculum
Increased understanding of career paths
Links with businesses and further and higher education
The STEM Ambassador programme is not only a great way to engage and inspire young people to consider their futures in STEM but there's also a significant benefit for organisations who get involved too.
Many organisations choose to run the STEM Ambassador Programme as part of their own STEM engagement activities.