The London Museum of Water & Steam is launching the Steam Team programme this October with funding from National Lottery Awards for All and Hounslow Thriving Communities Fund.
The programme will provide supported volunteering opportunities and employability skills workshops to young people in Hounslow. Focusing on CV and cover letter writing, career planning and development, and interview techniques and practice, the programme has been developed to help address rising youth unemployment in Hounslow due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The supported volunteering opportunities will also give young people the chance to develop skills and experience in a field of their choosing, broadly categorised into four modules:
Enterprise will include options in retail, marketing /social media and front of house.
Heritage will include options in archives, administration and interpretation.
Technical will include options in engineering, gardening and on our steam railway.
Engagement will include options in learning and education, tour guiding, family activities and community groups.
After the programme, participants will have the option to continue volunteering and working on their chosen projects, and they’ll also be invited to form a committee to oversee preparation for the 2022 Steam Team programme.
If you have experience of working with young people and/or providing employability mentoring and want to get involved, follow this link to register on Timecounts and apply to join our volunteer team: https://timecounts.org/waterandsteam/forms/57633 The programme starts on Saturday 9 October and runs until Sunday 31 October, and will run again in 2022.