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Opportunities in August 2023 

Get involved with research, events, surveys, jobs & more with Become and other organisations (note this may be out of date now)

Welcome to our new monthly blog post packed FULL of opportunities in and outside of Become for YOU to get involved in.

Some opportunities are creative, some help change the system, and some can help you develop your skills. We think all are worthwhile. The choice is up to you.

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Opportunities with Become

Calling all TikTokers!  

Can you help us celebrate care leavers, raise awareness & work with Become for National Care Leavers’ Week?

Interested in media opportunities? 

Want to gain spokesperson experience in the media? Our brilliant Press & Media Officer Suzy will help build your confidence & suggest media opportunities that may be right for you.

Opportunities with other organisations

We love sharing opportunities from across the sector – here are this month’s…

12 week programme: The Big House

  • The Big House are a creative charity in Islington that work with 16-25-year-old care leavers, young people with experience of the care system and young people who are at risk of offending or homelessness.
  • They are currently recruiting for their 12-week programme that combines life skills, employability workshops and rehearsals – working alongside a professional creative team of writers, directs and designers to develop a Big House production.
  • Interested? Email [email protected]

Survey: your thoughts on mental health for young people in care

  • Are you 16 or 17 years old?
  • ReThink would love to hear from you for their research into mental health and wellbeing of young people in care.
  • They are a team of researchers, supported by Coram Voice, Adoption UK and an advisory panel of care-experienced young people.
  • For 45 mins of questionnaires, you will get a £15 voucher as a thank you.
  • You can register your interest here.

Workshops: Theatre-making

  • Are you interested in theatre-making?
  • Do you live in London?
  • Are you care-experienced and aged 16-24?
  • Coram is holding theatre-making workshops. They will pay for your travel expenses and provide food at each session.
  • Read more and sign up here.

Event: find your fearless with Prince’s Trust

  • Are you aged 16-30?
  • Interested in an exciting, interactive event for young people where you can get involved in fun activities, challenging workshops, and ultimately ‘find your fearless’?
  • Join the Prince’s Trust on 21 August in London to find out what the charity has to offer and how it can help you unlock your fearlessness.

Event: ‘Beyond the Consultation’ with Barnardo’s

  • Barnardo’s are holding a series of online sessions titled ‘Beyond the Consultation’
  • They want to talk to as many young people as possible about your ideas for an improved care system
  • They are flexible as in you can go to as many or as few sessions as you would like
  • For each session you attend, you will receive a £10 voucher of your choosing
  • Sign up here and they will be in touch with more info.

Survey: your thoughts on care as a protected characteristic

  • The Children’s Commissioner is looking into whether ‘care experience’ should be given protection in law
  • If you’d like to give your views, fill in this 5-10 minute survey.

Survey: supported accommodation

  • There’s a new Ofsted consultation seeking views on supported accommodation for children and care leavers 16 and 17 years old
  • They are seeking views directly from young people – this is a chance to help shape what happens to future children in care.
  • Share your thoughts here by 8 September.

Event: insight into finance careers

August’s opportunities

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