Volunteering Opportunities with My Future My Choice

Amended activities in response of the Covid 19 Crisis

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

 

PROJECT  

 

 

HOW MUCH  TIME?

 

WHERE?

 

DATES

 

DETAILS

Designing a Board Game called

Engineering Heroes


 

Variable

 

 

 

Engine Shed (Temple Meads)

 

and  Online 

 

 

 

 

From now

through to

August 2022

 

We need engineers and businesses to collaborate on the design of a board game for 13 Plus age range.

The game will use the UN Sustainability Goals to help  people explore how engineering ideas and business skills can benefit people and planet.

This project needs volunteers who dip in and out of the various phases of design, testing and delivery as well as people who want to to support the process from start to finish.

The project is funded by Royal Academy of Engineering and the game will be manufactured and acknowledge all contributors

See more on this link

World of Work, Physics

 

3 hours

 

8am to 11am

 

 

Crispin School

Street, Somerset 

 

Church Rd, Street BA16 0AD

 

 

 

 2nd or 11th February 2022

 The project supports schools more than 25minutes away from a University, school's where children might not otherwise see a person who uses physics in their job.

This session is in Crispin school in Street, Somerset.

The Year 10 top-set science students will make Tik-Tok films about the person and their job after your visit. These films will create  a WoW Physics 'channel/platform' used by participating schools to give GCSE students an insight into why they should study Physics /science at post 16.

We are looking for volunteers. There are two separate sessions. Wednesday 2nd and Friday 11th February. Each is 3 hours in length. (8:00am to 11am) Volunteers should pick one day.

The session will start with 4 volunteers, each giving a 5 minute presentation to the whole class. Then each volunteer works with a team of 8 students who interview and film them with a view to creating short ‘Tik-Tok’ style films that cover the aspects of physics they use and the nature of their job. Volunteer are asked to provide some web-links or images that will assist student teams to create these films. Each team will make up to four 30 second films. We provide green-screens for chroma-key effects, story boarding and other creative advice. Films will be completed by students after the session.

Volunteers will be invited back online or in person in February to review and ‘sign off’ the films – and films don't need to include the volunteer. Films will be used by the school and shared with other schools participating in this project to create a ‘WoW Physics’ channel that appeals to this important target age range. All the students are top set science at GCSE level and the impact of the project is measured by uptake for Physics A Level.

These films can also be used by the businesses taking part and we encourage branding to raise awareness in young people of company names.  

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

6 hours


or


3 hours

Venues 

In schools 

In the harbour on a ship 

At Engine Shed Temple Meads

 

Dates to be confirmed 

from April 2022

Children build model replicas of the Bristol Pilot Cutter or Mathew Caravel. They explore the Harbour by boat and visit Underfall yard to see how boats are really built and how the docks engineers manage the water in the Harbour. Volunteers mentor a team of 4 children. There are two sessions in the day and volunteers can do just one session(3hours) rather than two. This suits people from all occupations - motivation, teamwork and skills for life are being promoted to young people as they move on to secondary school education. The building, decoration and sailing of the ship lends itself to understanding how teams work and generates conversations about attitudes that support future success and happiness. Boats usually sail to open the Bristol Harbour Festival- this year the sailing event will be for one school at a time to an invited audience a week or so after the building. Volunteers will be welcomed to this celebration to see if their boat wins the race. Note - It may be that the building activity runs in school if restrictions at Engine Shed are in place.

Rocket Rescue with Breeches Buoy 

With use of the cargo cranes in Bristol Harbour 



7 hours 

9am to 3pm 

 

 

 

On the ship the MV Balmoral moored in Bristol's historic harbour outside M Shed 

February 8th, 14th, 15th 17th February 

Exploring the history and future of rescue.

How were people taken off a shipwreck before helicopters?

Who would be rescuing and who would need saving?

How does this relate to the present day plight of migrants?

What are the engineering principles used in transport and travel?

The day will use visits up the historic cargo cranes standing above the ship. Small groups will operate the crane and the cranes will be used in an end of day performed action by the children. 

Volunteers support an activity which is a team challenge to build the apparatus needed for a rescue as well as creating a narrative to accompany their rescue attempt.

Students are 110 Years Old

 

Below is a list of the most popular activities we offer to schools that require volunteers

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

Day or half day

In schools and on boats and venues in the Bristol Harbour

Port towns and cities across the UK

 

Usually in the spring and summer to enable sailing events

Volunteers assist a small team of children to  build model boats representing the regional maritime heritage

Boats sail in festivals and events that are held where the heritage vessels would have once worked

Aviation

 

Day or half day

  In schools and museums - needs a large space for test flights

 

As requested

Build and test fly gliders and model RC aircraft with small groups of students. Help students understand the aerospace sector.

Lifting Aspirations Accessing Engineering 

Whole day

At construction industry trade fairs around the UK and Europe 

In schools and colleges

 


As requested

Build and operate lifting devices

Explain aspects of lifting and access 

 Shipping 2050

 

Whole day

 

On a ship to give real context

As requested

Help students understand the crisis for shipping and the need for engineering soultions while designing and building a model for a concept ship fit for the future.

Build My Future

 

Whole day

 

In schools 

As requested

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. This game explores routes to success and happiness in life through a better understanding of why a balanced life style is important. The students then engineer their character as a life-size puppet that presents its story and conveys the key messages that it has learnt.

Sustain My Future

4 hours over a week

 Online

As requested

Mentor a team to come up with an idea and business strategy that capitalises on the UN Sustainability Goals

 

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