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PPL PWR

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation to create sustainable solutions to the problems our planet is facing? We are at PPL PWR. We are a collective who aim to encourage new ideas and technologies to power sustainable change through workshops in festivals and schools. Our “DIY Renewables” project is a series of workshops in secondary state schools funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which allow students to develop engineering skills and create their own product in the theme of sustainable technology.

We are looking for volunteers to help build, create and design teaching materials (Workshop Coordinators), assist in the making stage of the workshops (Workshop Assistants), keep track of our expenses (Accountant) and advertise our work (Media Officers).

They will benefit from a strong network in the engineering and start-up industries, participating to renowned festivals such as Brainchild and Greenman, and receive a certificate from RAEng and reference letters.

Application deadline: 

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation to create sustainable solutions to the problems our planet is facing? We are at PPL PWR. We are a collective who aim to encourage new ideas and technologies to power sustainable change. Our “DIY Renewables” project is a series of workshops in secondary state schools funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which allow students to develop engineering skills and create their own product in the theme of sustainable technology. We are looking for volunteers to help build, create and design teaching materials and assist in the making stage of the workshops.

Role Aim: 

To help build, create and design the teaching materials and assist in the making stage of workshops being delivered in schools.

Duties: 

This role will involve liaising with other members of the PPL PWR team to source materials, put together materials and oversee the implementation of practical “making” elements of the DIY Renewables project. This may involve woodwork, 3D printing, model design, electronics or electrochemical devices.

Skills needed: 

A passion for creating and making, and please let us know if you have any skills you might think would be relevant to the project! (e.g. woodwork, metalwork, Arduino etc).

Training: 

Optional teaching training is available. We also have volunteers on our team with practical knowledge of 3D printing, graphics and more who can assist with specific projects.

Location: 
UCL Main campus / Remote work
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
This will be flexible work, some of which you may do at home, some of which in collaboration with other volunteers which will be at variable hours / days in the week depending on availability.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here