We require a volunteer to support weekly art sessions.
As a Volunteer you will be part of a small team welcoming users and supporting in the coordination and facilitation of a weekly creative art session to the local community.
As an Art Volunteer you will support in the overall planning and delivery of a weekly art session using a variety of medium such as water colour, charcoal, acrylic and textiles. Experience in using technology, photography and in planning exhibitions would be particularly welcomed.
This role will be based in one of our community centres with Poplar & Bow.
All volunteers will be required to complete and application form, undertake an informal interview and be able to supply the names of two referees from whom we will seek character references.
To ‘meet and greet’ all those attending sessions, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere
To research ideas and develop of art based activities
To support individuals with their art work
To keep registers up to date and support new users to complete the any paperwork
To ensure that the room is set up and tidied away at the end of the session
To familiarise yourself with activities and deal with enquiries or signpost as required.
To support with publicity and promotion, this may include occasional outreach
To be part of The Community Centre team and support with the practicalities of the session, for example, keeping the art cupboard tidy
To help us maintain a warm, caring and safe environment
To volunteer within Poplar HARCA policies and procedures
To fulfil any other duties considered reasonable as directed by The Community Centre staff.
We are looking for a passionate, creative and committed volunteer who has a genuine interest in art and developing relationships with people. An interest in curating and photography, IT including social media would be an advantage. You will need good written and spoken English skills. On occasion you will be handling information of a personal nature and therefore awareness and understanding of the importance of confidentiality is vital.
We would like you to commit to this for at least 3 months, if you are able to volunteer for longer we believe you will have a much richer volunteering experience.
Ideally the sessions will be on a weekday afternoon, the time and date can be agreed with the Centre Lead.
What we can offer
You will have a full induction followed by ongoing support
You will have a named contact and opportunities for regular support sessions
You will be prioritised for any relevant training we have on offer
Volunteers who are unemployed will also be able to access support and training from our Employment and Training team
You will receive agreed travel expenses and can claim lunch expenses if you volunteer for more than five hours a day
Volunteer socials and trips
We will provide you with an honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
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