The STEM Ambassador programme is a national volunteering programme that supports STEM industries and individuals interested in STEM who would like to work with young people and schools to promote STEM. The programme is free to join and provides an enhanced DBS and insurance. Activities include: careers events, hands on workshops, mentoring, science fairs and festivals.
GFirst Education team offers programme and funded initiatives to secondary schools across Gloucestershire that bridge the gap between education and business. The programmes help to prepare young people for the world of work and the programmes include: Enterprise Advisors, practice interviews, young entrepreneurs, workplace visits and mentoring.
Engineering UK is an organisation that was set up to support engineering companies to engage with schools and their local communities via programmes aimed to excite young people about the variety and opportunities offered by careers in engineering.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology offers a volunteer programme for professionals to help promote the industry. There are many different volunteering roles available to suit your expertise and time commitments.
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers has many volunteering opportunities for its members, which include: Primary Engineer, Bloodhound SSC, Greenpower and Imagineering Clubs.
The Cheltenham Science Festival is the largest science festival in the region and has many opportunities for STEM companies to engage with schools and local communities. There are opportunities of have a stand in the Maker Shack or Discovery Zone, volunteer for the week or support the school’s outreach programme.