Becoming a STEM Ambassador
Do you work in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industry? Are you passionate about what you do, and want to pass on this passion to the next generation? Then maybe you should become a STEM Ambassador!
STEM Ambasasdors are volunteers that aim to inspire young people to become interested in STEM subjects and consider a career in a STEM industry. There are lots of ways to get involved in the STEM Ambassadors Programme. You could demonstrate an experiment in a school, or get involved in a careers event. You could help support an engineering project or set up a STEM club, and even get involved with youth groups doing a tech evening or playing fun maths games.
Becoming a STEM Ambassador is a three-stage process:
Please register as a STEM Ambassador here. You will then be sent further details about your next steps, and links to register for an upcoming Kick-Off Session.
*Please ensure that you register as a STEM Ambassador volunteer on the first page of the registration*
Would-be STEM Ambassador's must complete the online induction modules on the STEM Learning website here, update their profile to show this, and then attend a Kick-Off Session with us. (Please see below for dates of the next sessions) This ensures STEM Ambassadors are equipped with basic knowledge and information that will help to enhance their work with young people. Training covers; the purposes of the STEM Ambassador's Programme, information about schools, advice for working with young people, and an explanation about the role in supporting STEM Ambassadors.
3) PVG Disclosure check
As part of the Kick-Off Session you can complete a PVG Disclosure check. In order to become an authorised STEM Ambassador you must undertake a PVG Check through Disclosure Scotland to ensure that you are suitable to work with children and young people as a volunteer. Please see our PVG Scheme Information page for details about the Scheme.
Following the successful completion of all three stages will be able to view all of the volunteering opportunities that are available on the STEM Learning website, and begin expressing interest in the ones you might like to support.
The next Kick-Off Sessions are taking place at the University of Glasgow on the following dates:
September 5th 2:30pm
October 3rd 2:30pm