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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

Rocking the Boat

Learning Ships 

2.5 hrs

in morning or afternoon

TBC

All-Aboard Watersports Bristol 

Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG

 

Dates from now to February 2020 dependent on the rolling programme of 8 week courses 

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 and the options fro dates 

School Assemblies

open up young minds to possible futures 

12:45

to

13:15

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

Assemblies are held on Wednesdays across the year

We are looking fro speakers who can deliver a 30 minute talk to 300 14 to 18 year olds.

Subjects relate in some way to STEM. They could explore research, careers, issues facing an industry sector or lifestyle. 

We can 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

 

Learning Ships

Migration -The Windrush

8:30

to 

15:00

 

Nova Primary School

On board the MV Balmoral a ship moored in Bristol's Floating Harbour

25.10.18

A model boat building project that explores stories of migration

We are looking for people who want to help with the practical boat building and support children's drama work as well as people who may want to share their own stories of migration. This project will produce a radio broadcast through Ujima Radio and is run in collaboration with Historic England/ Heritage Schools.

See more about Windrush generation

 

Plan My

Future

 

 

7 sessions 

usually 1hr per session from 13.45 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

26.9.18

 

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

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

 

 

12.11.18

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

See more

Shipping 2050

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

 

13.11.18

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

See more

Industry and Business Case Study

Reach Robotics  

8:30

to

15:00

 

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8SF

 

20.11.18

Reach Robotics are devoting staff time and resources to a consulatation activity with 15 year olds at BTEA.

Students will complete a range of tasks using the RR Products and visit the RR site. At the end of the day student teams will feedback and present their own ideas for the Mekamon Robot 

Aviation

8:30 to 3:30

With option to support the student's evening Airshow 

Backwell School

Station Rd, Backwell, Bristol BS48 3BX

5.12.18

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

Suits engineers and makers

There is the option to help students stage an Airshow in the evening and award prizes. The airshow starts with flight testsand ends with the thrills and spills of formation flying.

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

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 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

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