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Butterfly Steps

Butterfly Steps is a start-up social enterprise  organization (CIC) which would involve and seeking in volunteers and local media companies sharing their skills (particularly media and creative but not restricted to that) with the unemployed (mainly focusing for young people)  in the local area who for whatever reason find themselves unable to get into work. This is to enable young people to get inspired and give them skills for future employment. This would be achieved either

·   Volunteers or company led sessions accessible for all members of the local community teaching the community media or creative

·  Though online wiki guides, audio and video features of local companies and media skills to reach a wider unemployed audience beyond the sessions.

·  Young person member would get access to a forum exclusively for volunteers as well as cv/mock interview advice

Future aspirations include finding a building allocated to the project with a butterfly room to allow a tranquil room, space open for all despite background and income and giving audio clips for people with visual impairments . Volunteers have to be 16 years and over but can reach to all aspects of the community. In order to get started, we need volunteers to enable to happen. Paid experience isn’t necessary, just passion for the project and role. The sessions will be run by

·  Volunteers

·  At least 50 media/creative partners in the local area.

How we will find volunteers

-   By posting positions by volunteer organisations

-  Via social media

-  By online wiki, video and audio features

-  Via the office

-  Youth/Sport groups and sport centres/parks

-  Community centres, parish councils and noticeboards

-  Libuaries, job centres, adult education centres and visitor information centres

-  Flyers

-  Schools, Colleges and Universities

-  Local newspapers

-  DO IT and Eteach

For being a young person member for £30 a month you would be given

-  A Butterfly Steps t-shirt and free pass to all events

-   Opportunity for cv/mock interview advice with our volunteer coordinator,

-  Unlimited access to our butterfly room

-  An initial session discussing your needs

-  Free access to fundraising and promotion events/meet-ups

-  A reference for any volunteer for any future work/education

-  Access to wiki/audio/video features on media and creative skills

-  Access to forum and app

-  Access to blog and forum

-  A prizewinning certificate and trophy at the end of year

Location and Demographic

The demographic

-  Young people and the unemployed (including NEETS and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds)

-  Local families and communities

The remit

Aldershot (Inc. Ash, Tongham, Mytchett and Ash Vale)

Basingstoke (ink Hook, Odiham and Riseley)

Bracknell (Inc. Wokingham, Winnersh and Crowthorne)

Camberley (Inc. Blackwater, Deepcut, Frimley Green and Frimley)

Farnborough (Inc. Cove, North Camp and Hawley)

Farnham  (Inc. Frensham, Crondall and Ewshot)

Fleet (inc Church Crookham, Elvetham Health, Winchfield and Hartley Whitley)

Guildford (inc  Godalming, Worplesdon and Shalford)

Woking (inc Knaphill, Bisley and West End)

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