STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from industry and academia who work, study or research in a STEM field. They are passionate about what they do and have a desire to pass on their enthusiasm to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.
Our STEM Ambassador volunteers vary from app designers, to meteorologists, to healthcare professionals…they are vast and diverse, but all use STEM in their occupation or studies. They volunteer a little of their time each year to support school and non-school groups, to get young people fired up about STEM subjects and careers.
Across the Trans-Pennine Hub we have a population of over 2,500 STEM Ambassadors from a national network of around 33,000 dedicated and inspiring volunteers.
How to become a STEM Ambassador
If you use STEM skills or have a STEM background and think you might like volunteering and sharing your knowledge and experience with young people, then you could become an Ambassador. All we ask is that you take part in a least one activity every 12 months.
If this sounds of interest, all you have to do is register.
How we can help
Our team will support you at all stages of volunteering, from recruitment and induction, to offering a range of flexible volunteering opportunities to work around your busy schedule. You’ll also be able to access on-going training and advice.
We strongly recommend that you try to gather feedback from the young people that you engage with after each STEM Ambassador activity you do. To help you, we've provided some guidance on session evaluation along with a couple of downloadable feedback templates you can use.
Primary feedback template
Secondary feedback template
Resources for STEM Ambassadors
We have a number of physical resources that are available for STEM Ambassadors to loan and use in STEM engagement activities. Please contact us for availability and booking procedure.
Find out what some of our STEM Ambassadors have been doing to inspire young people in STEM by reading the STEM Ambassadors Impact Report.