Volunteer with us
We rely on the generosity of volunteers, who provide their time support and knowledge to help students, teachers and company managers gain the most from the EDT continuum.
One off support
Our Experience Days are being delivered in many secondary schools throughout the academic year. Delivered by our expert Education Officers up to 100 young people spend a day taking part in fun, hands on, STE(AM) activities.
Could you volunteer to support one of these days, interacting with the students on their tasks, giving a 10 minute presentation about your company and/or your career path and having 121 conversations during the breaks?
We are also looking for project assessors for Go4SET, FUNSTEM, and EES
Once a week mentoring:
Our School Projects are designed to stimulate the interest of people in STE(A)M and empowering young people to make informed decisions about their career options, with a close regard to STEM subjects. Following a launch within the school, pupils will embark on a STEM experience lasting between 10 weeks and six months, learning practical and effective industry skills. This scheme culminates with a Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) where a project report, presentation and display stand are assessed.
Longer term volunteering
Each year over 250 students embark on their first experience of the World of Work through our YINI programme. During their year’s placement they are met 2-3 times by a YINI mentor who visits them in the company they are placed in, coaching and supporting them as they enter their first job.
What skills do I need?
You don’t need to be technical, but to have a passion for helping coach young people and a knowledge of STE(A)M companies.
Mentors are the external link to demonstrate practical working skills such as project management and team working within industry, which are essential for young people to develop for their own futures and to address the shortage that UK industry requires.
What difference will this make?
have a better understanding of STE(A)M careers
Develop key employability skills such as team working, problem solving and communication
can see the link between their volunteering and the needs of the sector
find the experience contributes to their own continued professional development
most of all have fun – many of our volunteers come back year on year to support our programmes
We could not do what we do without your support.