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About the organisation

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.

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 new “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 who want hands on teaching experience by helping us deliver these workshops in schools.

Role Aim: 

This role is to assist us in delivering workshops in East London secondary schools to teach students engineering skills, knowledge of renewable energy sources and technology and provide practical sessions developing individual student-led projects.

Duties: 

Assisting in the classroom during workshops. This could involve: engaging with students, helping them to find their own solutions to practical problems, delivering workshop content and giving practical demonstrations. We would also like you to join us in developing workshop content in meetings outside of the workshop.

Skills needed: 

Previous experience of teaching would be a plus, but not required for the role. No previous knowledge of engineering or sustainable technology is required!

Training: 

Initial PPL PWR induction, The Brilliant Club Pedagogy Training and additional teacher training from UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Location: 
Workshops: Variable – Across East / Central London. We have many UCL students already involved so many of our meetings will be held around UCL main campus.
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
The dates and times of our future workshops in schools have not yet been fixed, but they will occur once to twice a week between 9:00 – 5:00pm Monday – Friday during school term times.
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