To create and produce short video(s) to promote the course content of TCWF to potential beneficiaries.
The role would be well suited to someone who wants to increase their portfolio of content creation. With the creation of a short (up to 1min) promotional video that could be used by schools, youth workers, or delivery partners to show their young people what the benefits of being part of a Colour Works Foundation course or series of workshops. The volunteer would need to be able to commit to spending some time with the Operations Leader of the Charity to fully understand the project brief and ideally the candidate would join some of our workshops to video delivery in action
Workshops are generally delivered in the BCP area and expenses incurred for travel can be reclaimed in alignment with the Charity's volunteer expense policy
- Video editing
- Ability to understand the target audience (see information about the Charity below)
- Able to work independently and to an agreed timescale
Information about the Charity
The Colour Works Foundation uses our own colour profiling system with young people to raise their self-awareness and relationship building skills. We identify and celebrate their strengths. We give them tools to develop their own emotional resilience and confidence in communication ongoing.
Vision - We exist to equip disadvantaged and socially excluded young people with the skills and self-belief that give them access to improved opportunities and life choices enabling them to find their place in the world.
Goals - Each young person attending the programme will leave with:
- Tangible self-assessed improvements in confidence, emotional self-management, presentation skills, interpersonal skills and employability
- New tools to gain and maintain employment and develop constructive relationships with colleagues.
- A personal development plan to focus on a future of hope and opportunity.
Meet Hardy. Hardy is a young carer who has been caring for a member of his family for most of this life. He joined our workshops as part of an employability programme at a time when he felt isolated and alone because of his caring responsibilities. Our workshops brought him together with other similar young carers and he stated that he left with a greater sense of who he is as well as being able to articulate his strengths and unique skills. Through completing his personality profile as part of our programme, Hardy accessed newfound self-belief and confidence. He now feels equipped to pursue his chosen career in acting, enabling him to find his place in the world
Without self-belief, young people either shrink and withdraw or lash out in frustration and despair. Some of the most socially excluded in our society have no self-belief, perpetuating their isolation.
Only 54% of young people aged 16-25 agreed they are able to speak about their emotions with others – Survey by Mentalhealth.org.uk
8 in 10 under 34-year-olds in the UK identify as being ‘always or often’ lonely – British Red Cross.
Among people aged 18-24, joblessness was up 144 per cent to 2,369 in the BCP area and up 187 per cent to 1,706 in the rest of the county. (Dorset Echo May 2021)
The growing dependence on social media by developmentally vulnerable adolescents has been proven to negatively affect their sleep, their interpersonal skills and their self-image, leading to anxiety and depression.
Many teenagers are unhappy by the time they leave school, often feeling like failures and lacking confidence. Research by the Demos Think Tank suggests that happiness amongst teenagers declines as they grow up, with many concerned that their schooling is only helping them to pass exams. The findings come amongst growing calls for youngsters to be taught skills and abilities outside lessons, such as character and grit that will help them later in life.
Those young people who end up not in employment, education, or training (NEET) have a much higher chance of developing mental health issues, getting involved with drugs, depending on benefits, going to prison – all of which is not only a waste of their own potential but also a huge cost to society.
Who - 16- to 30-year-olds, whose experience of mainstream education has not enabled them to fulfil their potential, who are NEET or at risk of being NEET. The individuals will be selected by the partnering organisation (school, college, or other institution) based on the information about the course provided by TCWF.
Where - Schools, colleges, youth organisations and Youth Offender Institutions across BCP and Dorset.
What - Through our programme of group workshops and one-to-one coaching, using models and methods that have proven success with private and public sector employers, we cover:
- Self-Awareness – who am I? What am I great at? What do I struggle with? What inspires me?
- Self-Management – what frustrates me? Do I react or respond? How well do I present myself? How do I build resilience?
- Understanding Others – who do I naturally get on with and who not? Why might that be? How might I learn to value the differences?
- Relationship Skills – how do I come across to others? Who are the critical people in my life? How might I adapt my style to better meet their needs?
- Decision-Making – do I have a purpose? What help do I need to make better decisions?