Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM

Thank you for your interest in mentoring young girls in STEM subjects. Below you will find more information about the program, the requirements to volunteer and the application form to submit.

ABOUT EdConnect

EdConnect’s goal is to prepare and connect intergenerational volunteers with disadvantaged or at-risk young people for education success and well-being. We recruit, screen, train and match volunteers to support the social, emotional and academic needs of students.


Girls in STEM is a pilot program funded by Gandel Philanthropy to support students from disadvantaged communities to continue with STEM subjects in VCE and be inspired to pursue STEM careers.

The implications for not addressing this issue now will have major ramifications going forward. These include a lack of gender balance to align with real world experience and a decline of economic empowerment of women.

If girls and women are not encouraged to engage with STEM now they will be excluded from a substantial part of the workforce in the future.


EdConnect is recruiting volunteers with a professional, industry or academic background in STEM – currently employed or retired.

Volunteers will be required to support students in the school environment for 2 hours each week during school hours.

Our participating schools are located in the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne, and in the Geelong region.

All volunteers will be required to undertake training prior to commencement. Last training date is set for 30th of May.

If you are passionate about education and STEM, if you are inspired to support girls in their education and careers, if you empathise with the additional challenges facing students from disadvantaged communities, then we invite you to submit an application.

You can make a difference for these students today and in the future.

Download and submit your application to EdConnect Email: with ATTN: STEM Girls

If you’d like to speak to someone about the opportunity, please call EdConnect at 1800 668 550.

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