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

October 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

 

 

 

 

Oasis Academy John Williams,
Petherton Road,
Bristol,
BS14 9BU

 

 

 

24th May

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.

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.

The session will start with volunteers, each giving a 1 minute presentation to the whole class. Then each volunteer works with a samll team of 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  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

Shirehampton Primary School,
St. Marys Walk,
Bristol,
BS11 9RR

 

 

27th June

2022

8:30am to 3pm. Ambassadors will support a small team of children to build a large model of a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter. The 60 children will create a fleet of models of this iconic heritage vessel. Their finished boats will race in the Bristol Harbour Festival (16th July 12noon) along with boats from other Bristol Primary Schools. The day will include a tour for the children of the Ports at Portbury and Avonmouth where they will connect the learning about their model boat with learning about how engineering makes our modern-day global economy possible. The session is run by a facilitator with all the resources supplied. No particular skills or knowledge is required as Ambassadors are sense checking and team building to enable a team of 5 children to complete the task. We are keen for Ambassadors join us on the 16th July to help launch the boats and meet and greet children and their families at the Bristol Harbour Festival. We will be based on a ship in the harbour.

Aviation

7 hours

Oasis Academy John Williams,
Petherton Road,
Bristol,
BS14 9BU

5th July

2022

(08:15 to 16:30Hrs) The project helps students discuss job roles in the aviation industry by engaging them with the fun of making, improving and flight testing different model gliders and wing configurations before creating an air frame for radio controlled powered flight. The day will end with an 'Airshow' for parents and friends where students will demonstrate radio controlled formation flying.

Festival of British Engineering Manufacturing


 6 hours
M- CNC Precison Engineering,
Units 103-107,
Bridgwater Business Park,
Bridgewater,
TA6 4TB

7th and 8th July

2022


9am to 3pm each day - Ambassadors can join for one or both days. Schools and colleges are invited into a modern hi-tech manufacturing site. They meet the workforce as well as other exhbitors who are taking part in a two-day trade-show with display stands. The focus is on precision engineering for manaufacturing but there are a number of displays that celebrate end products and the inginuity of engineering. Volunteers will support our interactive displays aimed at engaging young people with the fun of engineering. These are challenges that reveal how important team-work is as well as scientific principles. There will also be a card game in action across the show where young people trade and collect possible engineering jobs. We welcome volunteers to join to support us and we are interested in hearing from STEM Ambassadors who may have similar displays that engage young people. Catering is provided free on site throughout the day.

 

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