STEM Volunteering


What is a STEM Ambassador?

STEM Ambassadors volunteer their time and support to promote STEM subjects to young learners in a vast range of original, creative, practical and engaging ways. There are thousands of brilliant and inspiring volunteers helping to support the STEM curriculum and raise awareness of STEM careers, by revealing how essential STEM is throughout the world.

STEM Ambassadors cross all ages and backgrounds, represent over a vast spectrum of different employers across the UK. They help open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers. They not only inspire young people; they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research.

Should you wish to do so, you can register as a STEM Ambassador using the link below.


Registration is completely FREE.

Find your local STEM Ambassador hub


What is a STEM Volunteer?

We work on behalf of many organisations to support and manage STEM programmes. A vital element towards enhancing student learning, is that of direct, employer and student engagement. Hearing first hand experience, advice and understanding career pathways from people in current jobs are important in breaking down stereotypes and raising aspirations in young people of all ages.


You do not need to become a STEM Ambassador to be a Volunteer. We are always looking for people to offer their time and join us in inspiring the next generation of STEM experts.

For more information, please email Darren Kimberley via the link below, where he will provide you with the current opportunities available at Learn by Design.

Why volunteer?

We asked some of our previous volunteers to take part in a survey to give us feedback of their experience when they volunteered with us...

Survey was taken in May 2020

Discover our upcoming engagement days where we are needing volunteers to actively take part in schools and at events:

Discover the programmes you could be a part of...

Volunteered with us before? Rate us!

Tomorrow's Engineers

Become a STEM Volunteer with Learn by Design and help to support the Energy Quest programme of workshops taking place across the country. Learn by Design deliver the Energy Quest programme on behalf of Engineering UK and Tomorrow’s Engineers.

Join the crew, inspire Tomorrow's Engineers!

The Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge is an exciting, hands-on activity for 11-14 years and YOU can help make these competition days a truly exciting one for the students.

We want young people to leave feeling inspired about engineering and volunteers are a big part of making that happen!

We are currently awaiting more information for the

TE Robotics challenge

2020/21 event

to take place.

The Big Bang Fair

Just like Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest, we are also looking for STEM Volunteers to support us at our Big Bang Fairs, including the Midlands Regional and any Big Bang @ School events. Learn by Design deliver The Big Bang Midlands Regional Fairs and Big Bang @ School events on behalf of EngineeringUK and The Big Bang Fair.


Are you interested in the Rail? Do you have some expertise about the industry? Inspire young people to take up a career within Rail - be a STEM Volunteer at our iRail Regional Events and iRail school workshops!

Our Future Derby is aimed at encouraging businesses to play a leading role in inspiring the next generation of young talent.

It is hoped that engaging local employers will help to:

  • Open children’s eyes to their future career possibilities

  • Develop pupils’ employability skills

  • Encourage parents to raise their children’s aspirations

  • Support teachers in linking classroom learning with the needs of the local labour market

Inspire, educate and innovate young people.

Become a STEM Volunteer

Contact Darren Kimberley to find out how you can get involved in our STEM programmes.