Volunteering opportunity

Education Volunteer

Added by
Underfall Yard Trust
on 4th August 2019

Please sign in or register to volunteer to this..

What matters to you
  • Wildlife / nature / outdoors
  • Transport / physical environment
  • Over 50’s
  • Intergenerational
  • Inclusion / inequality / social justice
  • Education / learning
  • Community / neighbourhood action
  • Children / young people / family
  • Art / music / culture / crafts
Bristol neighbourhood
  • Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
  • Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
  • Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
  • Stockwood / Flowers Hill
  • Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
  • St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
  • St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
  • St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
  • Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
  • Southville / Ashton Gate
  • Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
  • Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
  • Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
  • Redfield / Whitehall
  • Redcliffe / Temple Meads
  • Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
  • Lockleaze
  • Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
  • Hengrove / Whitchurch
  • Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
  • Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
  • Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
  • Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
  • Filton / Frenchay
  • Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
  • Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
  • Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
  • Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
  • Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
  • Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
  • Bristol City Centre
  • Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
  • Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
  • Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
  • Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
  • Bedminster / Victoria Park
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
  • Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton

Underfall Yard was built in the 1880s as a purpose-built docks maintenance facility.  The Yard is a collection of scheduled and listed Victorian industrial buildings, the centrepiece of which is the Hydraulic Power House, completed in 1887 to power a network of locks, cranes and swing bridges. The 1907 hydraulic pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and the building opened to the public in 2016 as a Visitor Centre to tell the story of the Yard’s role in the development of Bristol’s Floating Harbour. Underfall Yard is not a museum.  It is a working environment with maritime businesses, an operational slipway, the Docks Engineer and Harbour Master’s teams all contributing to the working nature of the site.  We provide education activities for many audiences, including: schools, youth engagement charities, adult learning groups and community groups.

Purpose of Role

  • Deliver safe, informative and engaging activities in the Visitor Centre, around the site and in the education room
  • Lead interactive tours around the site

Anticipated Time Contribution

This is a very flexible opportunity. Educational visits can be booked 7 days a week, mornings, afternoons and occasionally evenings.  Visits can last between 30 minutes to six hours. Volunteers complete shifts ranging from one to four hours. Once you are fully trained you will be added to our list of Education Volunteers.  You will receive emails with details of bookings and we will ask you to sign up for shifts depending on your preferences and availability. 

Who we are looking for

  • Experience of working with school, youth, community groups or in an educational role, or an ambition to do so.
  • Engaging, friendly and approachable manner
  • Good time keeping skills
  • Education Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. 


  • Develop skills and experience. Trust staff are committed to helping volunteers develop their skills in areas including heritage management, education, volunteer management, event management and community programming.
  • The chance to spend time in a beautiful location.
  • Expand knowledge of the harbour’s history and its operation
  • Opportunity to meet new people and work as part of the team


Education Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.



Underfall Yard Visitor Centre

  • Toilet
  • Ramp
  • Parking


Education Volunteers choose which visits they will lead or assist with depending on their availability.

Provided by Underfall Yard

Contact name
Andrew Blayney
Email address
0117 9293250

Please sign in or register

Search activities

Search activities   |   Search members

Advanced search


Search members

Search activities   |   Search members   |  

Advanced search


Search project teams

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search project teams

Search guide pages

Search activities   |   Search members   |   Search guide pages

Advanced search


Search Can Do Bristol

Volunteer for this activity

Tip: Tell them a bit about yourself, your availability, your experience, your interests.

Send to a friend

Report this activity?

Help us keep the website safe for everyone to enjoy. Please use this form to tell us what is wrong with this post. Someone will take a look as soon as possible to resolve the issue.