Where do you find volunteers?
- School staff
- STEM Ambassadors
- University departments (staff and students)
- Local industry / business
- PTA, governors and parents
What’s in it for the volunteers?
- An opportunity to influence the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
- The chance to work with children who enjoy STEM.
- Experience in the STEM education sector.
- A lot of fun!
What’s in it for the club?
- Real-world expereince and STEM expertise.
- A source of ideas and inspiration for club activities.
- An extra pair of hands to help with the running of the club.
Points for club leaders to consider
- Make sure volunteers are happy with their level of commitment – check if they want more or less involvement with the club.
- Keep your volunteers informed about how the club is doing and your plans for the future.
- Actively seek out advice, support, ideas and feedback from your volunteers.
- Share risk assessments and other relevant health & safety information with them.
- All volunteers should be aware of any arrangements that are in place to facilitate inclusion of club members with special educational needs.
- Avoid putting volunteers in awkward situations, e.g. leading an activity they’re not happy with.
- It is advisable that all adult volunteers from outside the school are vetted via CRB disclosure / ISA registration.
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