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London Museum of Water and Steam - STEAM Explorers Club Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Based in the historic buildings of the former Kew Bridge Waterworks, the London Museum of Water & Steam tells the story of London's water supply, the site, its people and the amazing pumping engines that helped to make London the great city it is today.

As well as housing the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, the Museum is also home to a narrow-gauge steam locomotive and a Waterworks Gallery that traces the development of London’s clean water supply. The Museum offers a fun and educational day out for families and steam enthusiasts alike.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

STEAM Explorers is a brand-new club at the London Museum of Water & Steam. Aimed at young people aged 11 – 15 from Brentford and the surrounding areas, the club will introduce young people to the world of engineering and technology through hands-on, fun activities at the Museum. This year, our theme is “Water, water everywhere!”. Together, we’ll dive into some of the difficulties caused by water, discover innovative solutions created across the world and learn more about global issues surrounding climate change, sustainability and access to water. We are also planning free trips to other heritage sites in central London.

Sessions will run on the second Saturday of every month, October – July (with a break in April) and we would love for you to help us. We are looking for volunteers to help set up and deliver activities alongside our staff.

Time commitment: Commit to supporting a minimum of 3 sessions across the year, which take place on the following dates from 2 PM - 4 PM:

  • Saturday 8 October 2022
  • Saturday 12 November 2022
  • Saturday 10 December 2022
  • Saturday 14 January 2023
  • Saturday 11 February 2023
  • Saturday 11 March 2023
  • [No session in April]
  • Saturday 13 May 2023
  • Saturday 10 June 2023
  • Saturday 8 July 2023

Skills Required:

  • Anyone interested in teaching, science or childcare
  • Enthusiasm for working with young people, and an awareness of/ability to learn how to support young people to flourish in a warm and welcoming environment
  • An interest in making STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) accessible to young people
  • A thoughtful and careful approach to all tasks and the ability to work accurately with attention to detail
  • Happy to work in a team and follow specific instructions
  • An ability to be flexible and response to the unexpected
  • A knowledge of or an interest in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. 

Additional Benefits:

  • Invitations to free training sessions at the Museum
  • 20% off in the Museum shop
  • Access to Kew News, our quarterly member and volunteer newsletter
  • Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
  • Would you like to sign-up for a weekly volunteering Newsletter?