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Women in STEM

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Sheffield Volunteering run project with the purpose of promoting the role of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This project is open to volunteers of all genders.

STEM Outreach Volunteer (Primary Schools)

This opportunity takes place between 25 Feb 2019 and 25 Mar 2019. Closing date for applications is 24 Feb.

Join a small team of STEM students to prepare and deliver fun, interactive workshops in a local primary school (all genders welcome). Engage children (9-11yrs) with STEM subjects and promote the role of women in STEM. Basic session plans are in place for your team to tweak; topics include Bridge Construction, Dinosaurs, Space, Energy and Health. The project aims to excite children, especially girls, about STEM subjects, promote the role of women in STEM and give them the opportunity to meet real-life University students! This project is open to volunteers of all genders.

What skills do I need?

No previous experience necessary, just enthusiasm for sharing STEM subjects with children! Full training provided by Sheffield Volunteering.

What will I gain?

Experience of teamwork, and of teaching and working with children in a school.

Training and support

You will need to attend a 2 hour STEM project training (Wed 13 Feb 4:15-6:15pm) and a Child safeguarding session (various times available).

Time commitment

One afternoon per week for 5 weeks during Weeks 4-8 (w/c 25 Feb - w/c 25 March 2019). Your team will deliver a 1.5 hour workshop per week, plus travel time. You will also need some time in your team each week to plan the sessions.







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Various primary schools across Sheffield.

Travel information

Your team will book a taxi to the school and the costs are reimbursed by Sheffield Volunteering.
  • CausesChildren and families, Education, Women
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenTuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsCommunication skills, Organising, Sheffield Volunteering internal project, Teaching, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsEngineering, Science, Teaching

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