Volunteering dates -

Volunteering Opportunities with My Future My Choice Events

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

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Programme Title

Hours

Venue

Date

 Activity in Brief

Shipping 2050

09:00 to 15:00

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

Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN

 

9th May

 

See also training days for this project 

Engineers and Maritime Architects.

Engineers dont 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 from Bedminster Down School

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

Opprtunities 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.

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Training days (see below) - These are free stand alone activities that support STEM volunteering. The trainng can be used directly on this project but has relevance to all STEM activities with young people.

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 12noon.

 

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 Wharf on the  Hotwell Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU

20thJuly

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.

Harbour Festival  

HMS Prince of Wales

 

Various times

Easton

Location TBC

 

May 6th to July 11th

Help build the Air Craft Carrier that is affliliated to Bristol. This one iwill be made of cardboard and will race in the Harbpur Festival cardboard boat race.

 

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 25th April 

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


Volunteers need to be under 24year olds

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 mid day

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

Date 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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Shipping 2050

STEM Volunteer Training Sessions

9:00

to 

15:00

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

Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN

 

 

Training sessions -

30th April

and

3rd May 

(One day only) 

 

Maritime Architects and engineers with an interest in Ships and Shipping. Training for STEM volunteeris so that they can  successfully - 

Engage with young people on any STEM education event 

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

Supporting a small team of 13 to 17 year old students who explore the ship they are on and build a model of a concept ship for the future to illustrate their ideas for the future of shipping

See more

Engineering Induction week

Teams Make Engineering Work 

Communications Make Teams Work

Variable between an hour or one day during the  week

 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

July 1st

to

July 5th

This industuction week is for 13/14 year olds apply to join the Engineering Academy in September. The students will be from schools across the region having a week long taste of life and learning at BTEA.

STEM volunteers are needed to illustrate to the new students how the Academy works with business partners and to help show the importance of teamwok and communication in all aspects of the engineering sector.

We are looking for speakers each day to provide 30min presentations and conversations with inquisitive young minds. 

There will be Dragon Den style team presentations by students at the end of the week and we need volunteer Dragons.

There will be fun team building/review sessions at the start of the week. These are open to all volunteers with an interest in communications and teamwork.

Below are the six 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 18  to open the Harbour Festival

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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