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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

 See how some of our volunteers share experiences with young people on Reach Out My Experience #ROMyE

Programme Title

Hours

Venue

Date

 Activity in Brief

Young Shipwrights

Boat Building

 

 

9:30

to 

14:45

 

Engine Shed, Temple Meads

Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

 

5.7.18

 

Children in Key Stage 2 (8 to 11 year olds) 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

Boats sail on July 21st  to open the Harbour Festival

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Rocking the Boat

Learning Ships 

9:30

to 12:30

All-Aboard Watersports Bristol 

Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG

12.7.18

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

Those taking part on this boat building course want to meet people who work in the maritime industry. Engineers, maritime architects or shipwrights. If you have any connection with ships and shipping they want to meet you.

The session is facilitated by us. Please contact to discuss your involvement.

Young Shipwrights

Boat Launch 

Bristol Harbour Festival 

10:30

to

12:30

 

Avon Quay, Brisol BS1 6XL then from Nova Scotia Landing by barge to Wapping Wharf 

 

21.7.18

 Help launch the cardboard boats made by Primary school Children and/or assist with visitors to the Tall Ship Irene and the My Future Displays about the Learning Ships projects that run from ages 5 to 24.

Learning Ships

Project Display

and

Prize Draw 

Bristol Harbour Festival

12noon

to

16:00

Volunteer for  two hours or more

On the quayside and on-board the West Country Ketch Irene, a tall ship moored on Wapping Wharf underneath the M Shed Museum Cargo Cranes

21.7.18

Help us greet guests and pubic interested in the Learning Ships Project displays 

Help us run the prize draw with prizes of the Dinghies made by the Rocking the Boat Project

Help us sell MFMC resources to raise money for the schools Workshops

Learning Ships

Project Display 

and

Prize Draw

Bristol Harbour Festival

12noon

to

16:00

Volunteer for  two hours or more

On the quayside and on-board the West Country Ketch Irene, a tall ship moored on Wapping Wharf underneath the M Shed Museum Cargo Cranes

22.7.18

Help us greet guests and pubic interested in the Learning Ships Project displays 

Help us run the prize draw with prizes of the Dinghies made by the Rocking the Boat Project

Help us sell MFMC resources to raise money for the schools Workshops

 

Routes 2 STEM

10.00

to

14.00.

Set up time not included 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

22.9.18

This event is for year 8 students and parents in the wider Bristol region.  Students will be selecting their subjects to study in the following academic year, in an attempt to build interest in STEM subjects.

Companies and volunteers supporting the event will be asked to run a stall in the main hall. Promoting your business, informing our visitors on  routes into engineering , work experience opportunities and the types of job roles available. We will be demonstrating resources to help engage students with the type of practical activities they will encounter in the next phase of their learning and we need volunteers to put this in context.

Please register your interest in the event or make an inquiry on this link

 

Build My Future

8:30

to

15:00

 Patchway Community School

Hempton Lane, Almondsbury,
Bristol, BS32 4AJ 

17.10.18

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. 

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Build My Future

8:30

to

15:00


Patchway Community School

Hempton Lane, Almondsbury,
Bristol, BS32 4AJ 

18.10.18

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 

 

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

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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 16 year old Engineers from Bristol Technology engineering Academy.

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

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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

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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