What is a STEM Volunteer?

We work on behalf of many organisations to support and manage STEM and Career Related Learning programmes. A vital element towards enhancing student aspirations, is that of direct, employer and student engagement. Hearing first hand experiences, sharing of advice and listening to a broad range of career stories help break down stereotypes and raise career 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 confident young learners.

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.

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Want to know more?

Download the PDFs below to read more about what is involved in taking part as an Ambassador or Volunteer:

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Virtual Workshops 

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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 January 2021 up until August 2021

Take a moment to hear some of our volunteers sharing their career journeys - it will give you inspiration to share your story too:

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

Find your local STEM Ambassador hub

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.

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


Registration is completely FREE.

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

Volunteered with us before? Rate us!


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.

Engaging local employers helps 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.