The STEM Innovation project is part of the wider Moving on Tyne & Wear programme, which was developed to tackle health barriers to employment in the area.
The project provides volunteering opportunities for people aged 18 and over who are interested in working towards a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. It has a focus on people who are experiencing health barriers which prevent them from getting involved in other training, education and volunteering opportunities.
The STEM Innovation Project is creating partnerships between voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in North Tyneside and STEM businesses to develop bespoke volunteering projects with benefits for all involved. There are several ways of getting involved in the project:
As a volunteer
As a STEM Business
As a VCS Partner
We would love to hear from any VCS organisations and STEM-related businesses who are keen to work with us to co-develop volunteering opportunities. Find out more here:
- Download further information for STEM businesses
- Download further information for VCS partners
- Read about other STEM volunteers on Moving on Tyne & Wear’s website
For more information about the STEM Innovation project and how to get involved, get in touch with VODA today.
STEM Innovation volunteers recently took part in a volunteering taster session at St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay where they learned all about rocky shore surveying and how to safely record marine life. “It was really interested and I’ve learned so much” – Stephen Wedderburn, volunteer$0.00 donated