How to become a STEM Ambassador
- Sign up at www.stem.org.uk
- Complete your induction
- Complete a free enhanced DBS/PVG (Scotland) check.
- Once approved, you can start volunteering as a STEM Ambassador and start looking for your first volunteering opportunity
How to find a volunteering opportunity
- Search existing opportunities posted by schools, colleges, youth and community groups on the STEM Ambassador website
- Advertise your own activity and showcasing how it can support schools, colleges an community groups
- Connect with your local STEM Ambassador Hub
- Through your existing contacts – maybe your employer already has activities set up that you can join; you could even set up and create your own activities.
You are also encouraged to record your volunteering work so you can keep a log of what you have been doing and this can be helpful if you are a CIEEM member in planning and recording your CPD.
Insights into being a STEM Ambassador
To find out more about the STEM Ambassador Programme, have a look at the ‘STEM: Inspiring the Next Generation’ webinar which featured a panel of STEM Ambassadors talking about their experiences of being a STEM Ambassador, how to sign up, what’s involved and how it can benefit you and your employer.
Recognising your volunteering
The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise and celebrate the work of STEM Ambassadors, organisations and STEM clubs working to inspire young people in STEM subjects.
Digital certificates are awarded to STEM Ambassadors in recognition of continued engagement with the programme. These can then be used on social media and your email signature to show your involvement.
- Sign up as a STEM Ambassador
- Join our STEM Ambassador Working Group – contact us at email@example.com
- Help develop curriculum- linked toolkit of resources to use when visiting schools (Key Stage 3, years 7-9, pupils aged 11-14)
- Share your experiences of being a STEM Ambassador in a blog, part of a webinar – why you signed up, what you do, how it has benefitted you