Volunteering takes many forms and can be performed by anyone with their own set of skills. Many of our volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work. We regularly welcome new volunteers and are always looking to expand our team of artists, mentors, fundraisers, and trustees. If you feel you have the necessary skills do not hesitate to get in touch and fill out our application form (downloadable here), returning it to us as soon as possible.
We are seeking volunteer artists, mentors, cleaners, IT technicians, fundraisers, handy-person, retail assistants, receptionists and community artists – the team is constantly growing.
We offer our volunteers:
- Free mandatory training (Accredited NCFE Level 2 Mental Health Awareness and Safeguarding Adults)
- We cover the cost of a DBS Check (Enhanced)
- Additional training options available
- A chance to get involved with extra projects
- Regular updates for local employment
- Support into local employment
- Personal Development options
- A celebratory evening at the end of the year
As a volunteer, you will get the chance to develop new skills and put into practice those that you already possess. Whilst it’s good to be artistic you don’t need to be to get involved.
Our team of volunteers, has, over the years increased to bring us in line with the amount of members we have. We have assisted over 45 volunteers back into employment or further education. However, the downside to this is that we do lose volunteers so we are constantly seeking new input. We encourage our artists to get involved with outreach sessions and also exhibit and sell their own artwork, making a name for themselves and becoming self-employed artists.