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Knitting Club Volunteer

We are looking for a charismatic and passionate knitting enthusiast who can lead a group of beginner and intermediate level knitters. As a Knitting Club Volunteer, you will create a warm and comforting environment for users as you demonstrate techniques confidently and support them with creating their own knitted garment.

 

Date: Thursday 11.30am – 1.30pm

Location: St Pauls Way Community Centre

Useful Contacts

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
0777 941 6360
Sadia.Yasmin@poplarharca.co.uk

Description of tasks

  • Create a friendly and inclusive atmosphere
  • Teach basic/beginner knitting and progress weekly
  • To support users with their own personal knitting projects
  • Offer new ideas on knitting projects & work with each individual to create something based on their skillset
  • To create a programme for how sessions will run for 6 weeks
  • To ensure that the room is set up and cleared away at the end of each session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking for a passionate, creative and committed volunteer who has a genuine interest in people and for all things knitting!

  • Experience of knitting
  • Good spoken English skills
  • Be confident when teaching and demonstrating to the class
  • Demonstrate patience when supporting students
  • Organisational skills to be able to plan a programme for future sessions
  • Fun, friendly and a people person
  • Enjoy bringing people together over a shared interest

What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain experience within childcare
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

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