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Volunteer Engineers

The STEPS Young Engineers Award is a project-style competition aimed at 3rd and 4th class primary school students in the Republic of Ireland. STEPS offers teachers the option to invite a STEPS Volunteer Engineer to their class to give their students an opportunity to showcase their projects to a REAL engineer! STEPS Engineers tell the class a bit about their life as an engineer, listen to the students’ presentations and give some encouraging feedback. They do not judge the projects. It is a very exciting day for the young engineers. It is also a fantastic experience to build confidence and to learn to present work as a team a young age.

Register for a STEPS Volunteer Engineer Online Training Workshop

Monday 4th September
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12:30 - 2:00pm

Tuesday 5th September
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10:00 - 11:30pm

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1:00 - 2:30pm

Wednesday 6th September
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12:30 - 2:00pm

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5:00 - 6:30pm

Thursday 7th September
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12:00 - 1:00pm

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6:00 - 7:30pm

Friday 8th September
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12:00 - 1:30pm


Volunteer Engineers

Registration is now live for the STEPS Young Engineer Volunteer Programme training Workshops!

Please select a date above and click the link to register. We encourage all engineers and student engineers to register to find out more about the programme - with no obligation. The workshops are 1.5 hours and held on various dates in September.

Please note: To become a STEPS Volunteer Engineer and visit one of the registered classes in the STEPS Young Engineers Award you must attend ONE online Workshop in the academic year of the visit. This is for Child Protection purposes and to comply with the conditions of our Investing in Volunteers Certification.

Volunteering with STEPS

What's Involved Teachers

Resources available to all our STEPS Young Engineers Award Volunteers

Once you have completed a volunteer training session you will be invited to sign up online up as a STEPS Volunteer Engineer. Once you have been accepted you will receive a Volunteer Pack.

This includes:

  • A customisable Power Point presentation for your class visit
  • Online app to support matching you with your preferred school
  • Tips on communicating with a young audience
  • A social media template to share your volunteering experience with your connections.
  • An additional Lunch and Learn session to prepare you

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Learn more
STEPS Volunteer Engineer Role Description
Download a PDF of the STEPS Young Engineers Award Role Description.
Contact the STEPS team
Call the STEPS team on (01) 665 1340