ODC Volunteering - General

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Ambassadors Scheme

STEM ambassadors are people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills employed in a variety of occupations at all levels – who can go into schools and events to interest and motivate young people in science and technology. They may be employed as scientists, engineers or mathematicians, or may be using those skills in other environments.

The main qualities required are enthusiasm and commitment, as well as a passion for what you do and the wish to inspire young people. You should have the ability to communicate with young people – a good story to tell and a good way to tell it.

STEMNET will provide induction training to help you understand the school environment and the kind of work you can undertake, and provide CRB checks for their ambassadors.

Community Service Volunteers

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) is the UK's largest volunteering and training organisation and offers volunteering opportunities all over the UK.

They involve all kinds of people in high quality volunteering and training that tackles real need and enriches the lives of the people involved. They aim to make volunteering an everyday part of most people’s lives.

CSV volunteers give anything from an hour to years of their time to make a real difference to communities across the UK.

School Governors One Stop Shop

The School Governors' One-Stop Shop is a small charity which aims to recruit people with transferable skills from the world of work, to fill vacancies and to add value in schools where they are needed most. If you are interested in becoming a School Governor please get in touch with them via their web site.

Working Knowledge

Working Knowledge run a number of employability and enterprise events across the UK to support young people. They do this by providing a life like simulation of the workplace using professionals across a range of industries. Industry volunteers are required to advise, motivate, judge and provide feedback to young adults aged 16-19 as they develop a strategy to launch their business.


businessdynamics is a business education and enterprise charity that aims to bring business to life for young people. Volunteers from companies introduce students, aged 14-19 years, to the opportunities and challenges of business as well as improving their key skills in preparation for the world of work. This is done through a variety of programmes we organise. Many IBMers in the UK are already involved in running businessdynamics seminars and there is an IBM / businessdynamics workshop programme featuring 'Blue Tooth' technology.

Institute for Education Business Excellence

The IEBE is a professional body for all individuals and organisations working in the space between education and business.

Their role is to professionalise, regulate and promote all partnerships between education and business. They are therefore relevant to EBPOs, schools, colleges, universities, local authorities and employers.

Give What You’re Good At

‘Give What You’re Good At’ are a match network that enables knowledge, expertise and goodwill to flow freely to build up the infrastructure of charitable organisations. They want to transform the way charities do business – ensuring that they can spend more money on staff salaires and front-line services to help more people and communities.

Do-It Volunteering

A website database commited to helping you find volunteering opportunities right for you

Volunteer Centres

Volunteering England has a network of Volunteer Centres that spans the country.

Volunteer Centres are local organisations that provide support and expertise within the local community, to potential volunteers, existing volunteers and organisations that involve volunteers. Volunteer Centres are often a good place to start looking for volunteering opportunities in the local area. They can find out what you're interested in doing, and try to match you with a suitable volunteering role with a local charity or voluntary organisation.

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