Other volunteering opportunities

STEM Ambassadors

Established in 1996, STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Network) encourages young people to have a positive attitude towards STEM and recognise its importance to their everyday lives.

The STEM Ambassadors programme aims to promote STEM by providing enthusiastic, vetted volunteers to work with young people and teachers in schools.

We encourage our whynotchemeng volunteers to register as STEM Ambassadors to take advantage of: 

    • an induction event at a local STEMNET office - a good opportunity to catch up with today’s education systems and jargon
    • insurance cover for STEM events - restrictions apply, visit their website for more info
    • regional contacts and networking opportunities
    • free DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check - some schools may require visitors to have a DBS certificate (previously a CRB check).

Click here to register online.

Arkwright Scholarships Trust’s Mentoring Programme

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust administers scholarships to high-calibre students in the UK. Their Engineering Scholarships support students through their A levels or Scottish Highers and encourage students to pursue engineering at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship. They also offer a growing number of Undergraduate Scholarships to a select group of existing Arkwright Engineering Scholars. 

Arkwright’s mentoring programme is in need of mentors across all engineering disciplines.

Click here for further information and contact details.

Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation is a charity aimed at supporting talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to go to university and pursue careers in their chosen field.

Their Aspiring Professionals Programme (APP) works with Year 12 students and offers mentor support via email, internship opportunities, skills sessions to boost confidence, advice about universities and support with open day visits, as well as CV advice and phone interview practice. Support continues through university until students have secured a job in their chosen sector.

Visit their website for more info.

Speakers for Schools

Launched in 2011, Speakers for Schools in an independent charity providing state secondary schools and colleges with assembly talks from a range of industry leading professionals and academics free of charge.

For more information visit their website, or contact them directly if you're interested in registering.

Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005. Their aim is to encourage young people to consider careers in STEM related professions, and believes that this should start at an early age.

They're looking for engineers to help them inspire the next generation of engineers. If you're interested in engaging with younger students visit their website for more information or to register your interest.