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







Cranes and Hydraulics

8:30

to

15:00

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

12th November

Hydraulics and lifting,

Building a crane / low tech robotic arm / Designing an arm for a specific job

We need engineers, makers and scientists to mentor small groups

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

Students will present their ideas for the future for this sector

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Cranes and Hydraulics

 

8:30

to

15:00

 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

13th November

Hydraulics and lifting,

Building a crane / low tech robotic arm/ Designing an arm for specific job

We need engineers, makers and scientists to mentor small groups

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

Students will present their ideas for the future for this sector

See more

 

Cranes and Hydraulics

8:30

to

15:00

Nailsea School

 

Mizzymead Rd,

Nailsea,

Bristol BS48 2HN

20th November

Hydraulics and lifting,

Building a crane / low tech robotic arm/ Designing an arm for specific job

We need engineers, makers and scientists to mentor small groups

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

Students will present their ideas for the future for this sector

See more

 

Engineering, Migration and the Windrush Generation

 

9:15

to 

15:00

On Board MV Balmoral

Mardyke Wharf
Hotwell road
Bristol
BS8 4DF

 

25th November

Volunteer to help 10 year olds explore aspects of engineering related to transport: winches, cranes, ropes, pulleys, capstans, ship-design and propulsion. Children will suspend their disbelief and find themselves as migrants onboard the Empire Windrush (MV Balmoral) leaving their homes to enter new-lands. They will meet elders from the Windrush generation and create suitcases of their own memories that they winch into the ships hold and suitcases of hopes that they winch onto the quay. But first they must work in teams to build the crane. Engineers and makers are needed to support each team rigging a crane and building a model of the Empire Windrush to take away.

We also want to hear from people who have stories of migration or growing up as second generation migrants in Bristol. People with these stories could be engineers or not. The children will work with Ujima Radio to interview these volunteers.

Climate Change in the Boardroom

 

9:30

to

13:00

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

17th December

'Dragons' with expertise in Climate Change are required in the school's boardroom to comment on, judge and suggest next steps to groups of Y10 and 11 students who have devised and researched their own projects around the theme of Climate Change.

 


 

Engineering, Migration and the Windrush Generation

9:15

to 

15:00

 

On Board MV Balmoral

Mardyke Wharf
Hotwell road
Bristol
BS8 4DF

 

26th November

Volunteer to help 10 year olds explore aspects of engineering related to transport: winches, cranes, ropes, pulleys, capstans, ship-design and propulsion. Children will suspend their disbelief and find themselves as migrants onboard the Empire Windrush (MV Balmoral) leaving their homes to enter new-lands. They will meet elders from the Windrush generation and create suitcases of their own memories that they winch into the ships hold and suitcases of hopes that they winch onto the quay. But first they must work in teams to build the crane. Engineers and makers are needed to support each team rigging a crane and building a model of the Empire Windrush to take away.

We also want to hear from people who have stories of migration or growing up as second generation migrants in Bristol. People with these stories could be engineers or not. The children will work with Ujima Radio to interview these volunteers.

Soap Box Car Engineering

Three to five days

between October 2019 and July 2020

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy

Long Down Ave, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1GE

TBA

between October 2019 and July 2020

A team of engineers are needed to help children in Year 6 design and built soap-box cars (gravity- racers). The children are the first cohort of children to pass through this school. The school is on the top of a hill and the plan is to close a roads to test  designs and parade decorated cars as part of the leaving celebrations. The initial stages of this project will involve engineers in planning sessions. The final stages in July 2020 will involve them in working with the children from the primary school as well as older students on work experience from local secondary schools.

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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 

Dates to be confirmed for 2020

 

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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Aviation

8:30

to

15:00

 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

4th February

2020

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

Suits engineers and makers

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Aviation

 

8:30

to

15:00

 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

5th February

2020

 

 

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

Suits engineers and makers

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New Student Induction

Aviation 

8:30

to

15:30 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

City of Bristol College 

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

July 8th

2020

Prospective students aged 13/14 who will be starting at BTEA next term spend a week finding out about the Academy.

Volunteers will support small teams of students who will be challenged to build working replicas or models of the Sir George Caley's 1803 glider. The day explores the history of flight and ends with test flights and students presenting their ideas for the future of aviation.

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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

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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 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

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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. 

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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