Volunteering Opportunities with My Future My Choice

Events generally require no prior knowledge, just a willingness to mentor and support a small team of young people through challenges that are explained on the day. No training needed, just a 20-minute briefing to start the day. Specialist facilitators and school staff accompany children in teams at all times and DBS checks are not required by volunteers. To make an enquiry or volunteer contact info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk / Tel - 0117 3290387


Programme Title

Hours

Venue

Date

 Activity in Brief

Shipping 2050

8:30

to 15:00

Bedminster Down School

Donald Rd, Bristol BS13 7DQ

6th June

Following on from a visit to a ship and meeting maritime engineers and architects the students are now designing concept ships for the future.

Volunteers will assist with ideas and information about the shipping industry to help small teams of students build a presentation and model for their concept ship.

No model making skills are required.

The concept ships will go on display at an awards event on 19th July at the Bristol Harbour Festival

Young Shipwrights

8:30

to 

15:00

Hannah More Primary School

New Kingsley Rd, St Philips, Bristol BS2 0LT

7th June

Children build model replicas of the Mathew Caravel

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

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Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

9:00

to

15:00

 

Fairlawn Primary Academy

Fairlawn Road,
Montpelier,
Bristol,
BS6 5JL

 


 

11th June 

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel  and explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall Yard to see how boats are really built and docks engineers manage the water in the harbour.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on secondary school education

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

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Shipping 2050

 

9:00

to 

15:00

 

MV Balmoral moored on

Mardyke Quay

Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU


 
13th June

 

For Engineers and Maritime Architects. Engineers don't need to be maritime experts.

Provide insight and contextualise the learning about the evolution of ship design and the how ships may have to change to meet future needs.

Working with small team of 14 /15 old Engineers

Exploring the ship they are on and building a model ship to illustrate their ideas for the future of shipping. 

Opportunities to support groups in school as they prepare to exhibit their model concept ships.during the Bristol Harbour Festival. We will be inviting STEM volunteers back to judge and award prizes for the best ideas.

See more

 


 

 

 

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

Day
or
half day

Engine Shed, Temple Meads Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

20th June

 

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel  and explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall yard to see how boats are really built and docks engineers manage the water in the harbour.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on secondary school education

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

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Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

8:30

to

15:00

Wallscourt Primary Academy

Long Down Ave, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1GE

 

Note this event has moved venue form Engine Shed 

25th June

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel  and explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall yard to see how boats are really built and docks engineers manage the water in the harbour.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on secondary school education

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

See More 

 

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

11:00

to

14:45

MV Balmoral a ship moored on

Mardyke Quay

Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU

 

26th June

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel  and explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall yard to see how boats are really built and docks engineers manage the water in the harbour.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on secondary school education

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

 

Very Young Shipwrights

8:30 to 15:15

Crockerne Church of England Primary School
Westward Drive
Pill
Bristol
North Somerset
BS20 0JP

27th June

Children in KS1 (Age 6-7years old)  build mini land-yachts to race on the school-hall floor. Through a process of testing and improvement they adapt the yachts to go further and faster.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations

Very Young Shipwrights

8:30 to 15:15

Crockerne Church of England Primary School
Westward Drive
Pill
Bristol
North Somerset
BS20 0JP

28th June

Children in KS1 (Age 6-7years old)  build mini land-yachts to race on the school-hall floor. Through a process of testing and improvement they adapt the yachts to go further and faster.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations

Model Making

Construction Skills

 

8:30 to 15:00

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

3rd July

Working with Year 9 students opting to join the Academy in Year 10 in September

Students in small teams will work with a volunteer to build and fly a replica of Sir George Caley's 1803 Model Glider

They will also build non-flying models of aeroplanes important to the history of aviation. 

Suitable for engineers and makers

Volunteers will also judge the pupils 

 

Very Young Shipwrights

08:30

to

14:00

St Georges C of E Primary

Queen's Parade, Bristol BS1 5XJ


 

4th July

Children aged 5 to 8 build mini land-yachts to race on the school-hall floor. Through a process of testing and improvement they adapt the yachts to go further and faster.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations

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Shipping 2050

9:00

to 

15:00

MV Balmoral moored on

Mardyke Quay

Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU

 

 

9th July

Engineers and Maritime Architects. Engineers don't need to be maritime experts.

Provide insight and contextualise the learning about the evolution of ship design and the how ships may have to change to meet future needs.

Working with small team of 14 /15 old Engineers

Exploring the ship they are on and building a model ship to illustrate their ideas for the future of shipping. 

Opportunities to support groups in school as they prepare to exhibit their model concept ships during the Bristol Harbour Festival. We will be inviting STEM volunteers back to judge and award prizes for the best ideas.

See more



Shipping 2050

 

9:00

to 

15:00

 

MV Balmoral moored on

Mardyke Quay

Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU

 


 

10th July

Engineers and Maritime Architects.Engineers don't need to be maritime experts.

Provide insight and contextualise the learning about the evolution of ship design and the how ships may have to change to meet future needs.

Working with small team of 14 /15 old Engineers

Exploring the ship they are on and building a model ship to illustrate their ideas for the future of shipping. 

Opportunities to support groups in school as they prepare to exhibit their model concept ships.during the Bristol Harbour Festival. We will be inviting STEM volunteers back to judge and award prizes for the best ideas.

See more

Young Shipwrights

8:30

to

15:00

Trinity Primary School

Marjoram Way, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7JF

12th July

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel and visit the Avonmouth and Portbury Docks

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on secondary school education

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

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Shipping 2050 Awards

18:00

19:30

MV Balmoral moored on

Mardyke Quay

Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU

 

19th July

Celebration of schools and students taking part in the Shipping 2050 project. Maritime Engineers and Architects will judge and present awards to students in various categories.

One of the aims of Shipping 2050 is to engage parents in their children's possible futures as engineers and architects and students will bring family members along to meet the volunteers informally.

The event is part of the celebrations for Bristol Harbour Festival and the exhibition of students work will be on display from 19th to 21st July

Harbour Festival

Cardboard Boat Race 

 

09:30 to 12:30

 

 

 

The Boat Shed

Avonquay
Cumberland Basin
Bristol
BS1 6XL

20th July

Help launch the children's boat in the Young Shipwrights Boat Race at the Harbour Festival. 100 boats will be loaded onto a barge and sailed up stream to be launched at 12 noon.

 

Harbour Festival  

HMS Prince of Wales

 12:30 to 16:00

Various locations 

1. M Shed area 

2. MV Balmoral a ship moored on Mardyke Quay on the  Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU

20th July

and/or 21st July

Help with various stands and exhibitions running during the festival that form part of a trail for families that encourage them to explore maritime experiences.

Cardboard Aircraft Carrier project

 

 

Various times

The Old Print Works

178 Easton Rd, Bristol BS5 0ES

 

From now until

July 20th

Build a cardboard vessel that celebrates the HMS Prince of Wales the Aircraft Carrier affiliated to Bristol. Your vessel will need to land and launch a drone (supplied) at the Harbour Festival on 20th July.

School groups will visit some of the Old Print Works where the design and building will take place and we are looking for displays about maritime engineering, architecture, technology or displays about engineering as a career.

If you want to build a ship to enter this event and the annual cardboard race at the Harbour Festival please contact 

info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk

 

Rocking the Boat

Learning Ships 

10:30  to 15:30

For 6

Thursdays 

 

All-Aboard Watersports Bristol 

Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG

Next course starts 20th June 

Thursdays for 6 weeks

Dates from now through to  2020 dependent on the rolling programme of 6 week courses


Volunteers need to be under 24 years old

Rocking the Boat is and inter-generational boat building project. Participants learn about boat building as well as have fun on the water and engaging with older generations.

Please contact to discuss your involvement and the options for dates 

info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk

World of Work School Assemblies

open up young minds to possible futures 

12:45

to

13:15

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

Assemblies are held across the year usually midday

We are looking for speakers who can deliver a 30 minute talks and answer questions posed by 14 to 18 year olds.

All industry sectors are welcome.

We provide training and support.

If you feel you could inspire or open up young minds to possible futures we would love to hear from you

 

 

Plan My

Future

 

 

7 sessions 

usually 1hr per session with longer  training sessions at start 

One to one sessions can be arranged to suit 

Patchway Community School

Hempton Lane, Almondsbury,
Bristol, BS32 4AJ 

 

7 sessions starting in September

Dates to be confirmed 

 

Become a 'Coach' to a 15-year-old to help them achieve happiness and success Activities run on late afternoons Wednesdays. Mostly at the school with some days out to visit and work at relevant venues.

Step 1 - Training-usually 2pm to 4.30pm with short icebreaker  activities with the students

Step 2 - 6 One to one meetings with the school student

Step 3 - Review session with options to continue

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Young

Shipwrights

TBC

Sunderland - Weir Bridge

Workshop Venues TBC 

Various sessions -

17th August

to 

Ist September

Volunteers will support summer holiday workshops and help stage model boat sailing events at the Sunderland Maritime Festival

The main volunteering activities on offer

Schools book dates for these workshops  through the year - let us know if there is something you to support and we will let you know as schools confirm dates 

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

Day
or
half day

Engine Shed, Temple Meads and Primary Schools across Bristol 


TBC

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel  and explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall yard to see how boats are really built and docks engineers manage the water in the harbour.

Volunteer mentors a team of 4 children

This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on secondary school education

Boats sail on July 20th to open the Harbour Festival

See More 


Aviation

Day

Secondary Schools across the region and beyond
TBC

Help build radio controlled aircraft and create an Air-show by end of school day.

Suits engineers and makers

See more

 

Lifting Aspirations Accessing Engineering

Day

Secondary Schools across the region and beyond

Sometimes on board a ship moored under cargo cranes in Bristol's Floating Harbour so young people can use the can go up and operate the cranes

TBC

Hydraulics and lifting,

Building a crane / low tech robotic arm

We need engineers, makers and scientists to mentor small groups

We need demonstrations of lifting equipment, materials, robotics and bio-mechanics 

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 Shipping 2050

Day

MV Balmoral a ship moored under historic Cargo Cranes by M Shed Museum

Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN

And other Locations 

 

TBC

Engineers with an interest in Ships and Shipping

Provide insight and contextualise the learning about the evolution of ship design and the how ships may have to change to meet future needs.

Working with small team of 15 to 18 year old Engineers from schools and colleges

Exploring the ship they are on and building a model to illustrate their ideas for the future of shipping

See more

Build My Future

Day

In Secondary Schools across the UK

TBC

A well-being programme for adolescents

Exploring routes to success and happiness in life through a better understanding of why a balance in elements of life is important.

Volunteers support a team of six 13/14 year olds to complete a board-game that takes a fictional 13 year old on a journey to the age of 25.

The students then create this character as a life-size puppet that presents its story and conveys key messages. 

See more 

 

Plan My

Future

 

 

short sessions

in   afternoons

 

In Secondary Schools in Bristol 

TBC

Become a 'Coach' to a 15-year-old to help them achieve happiness and success Activities run on late afternoons Wednesdays. Mostly at the school with some days out to visit and work at relevant venues.

Step 1 - Training-usually 2pm to 4.30pm with short icebreaker  activities with the students

Step 2 - 6 One to one meetings with the school student

Step 3 - Review session with options to continue

See More

 

 

 

More events will be scheduled and we will keep you posted

To make an enquiry or volunteer contact info@myfuturemychoice.co.uk / Tel - 0117 3290387