Volunteers for Mentoring and STEM Ambassadors Wanted

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Would you like to share your passion for engineering and your experience in industry with the next generation students and youth? Becoming an Al-Kindi Society STEM Ambassador allows you to do that!

 

Who are Al-Kindi Society STEM Ambassadors?

Al-Kindi Society STEM Ambassadors are members who volunteer their time to go into weekend schools to promote awareness and enthusiasm for Science, Engineering and Technology among young people. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Our STEM Ambassadors attend numerous events every year and reach the younger generation to promote Science, Engineering and Technology.

As an ambassador, you might be building amazing engineering model structures using Lego and other material, working with engineering clubs, helping teachers to show how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects are applied in the world of work, or visiting careers fairs.

Volunteering opportunities range from, running engineering activities for Weekend workshops and giving presentations during careers fairs, interactive engineering and science fairs and providing support for mock interviews to aspiring students wanting to apply for Engineering subjects at University. There really is something for everyone!

All new ambassadors will be given training organised by STEMNET who also provide the relevant DBS check that you will need before you can work with young people. At the end of your training, Al-Kindi Society will give you support and resources for you to use during the assignments you are allocated.

Why become an Al-Kindi Society STEM Ambassador?

Working with young students is extremely rewarding and gives you the opportunity to:

  • Positively influence young people and create an appetite for engineering as their career of choice
  • Develop professional skills which can count towards your CPD
  • Meet and work with peers on education projects and events
  • Raise your professional profile

 

Get involved today

If you are interested in finding out more about the Al-Kindi Ambassador and Mentor SET programmes, please contact info@iocc.org.uk to register your interest.

Al-Kindi Society recommends that all Al-Kindi volunteers register as STEM Ambassadors with STEMNET, who provide the training and guidance for engineers interested in working with young people. Additionally, by becoming a STEM Ambassador and register with STEMNET you will be provided with the necessary insurance and DBS checks to run engineering events in schools.

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