“Each STEM Ambassador covered a different topic, including air, sound and water. They each brought their own knowledge and experience to the classroom and caught the children’s imaginations with their experiments.”
Vicky Purling, West Wimbledon Primary School
How to become a STEM Ambassador
All STEM Ambassadors should take part in at least one activity in every rolling twelve months. All are welcome to do more! Our evaluation suggests that doing three or more activities in a year can really increase the benefits to you and to the schools you work with.
To become a STEM Ambassador, you will need to complete three steps:
- Register online at the link below
- Attend a two-hour induction session, which will introduce you to the programme and explain about your responsibilities in a classroom (and what the teacher is responsible for!)
- Obtain an enhanced DBS (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or PVG (Scotland check)
STEMNET’s programmes are delivered by contracted organisations around the country, known as ‘contract holders’. When you register, you will select a geographical sub-region. Your local contract holder will be notified of your registration and will be in touch within five working days to discuss your induction and DBS/PVG check. If your employer has organised an induction on company premises, you can mention this to your contract holder when they contact you.
Please ensure you register in the sub-region where you intend to volunteer, as this will mean you are sent the correct volunteering opportunities. You can transfer to a different sub-region in future, should you move house; just let your contract holder know.