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Creativity Works supports a number of groups that are peer-led and have an aim to develop their creativity and support mental wellbeing. We are very interested to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer their time to share creative and artistic skills.

Current Opportunities:

Volunteer call out for The Creative Summer Wellbeing Challenge

Are you interesting in creativity for wellbeing and love using social media?
Do you have any design / film making / marketing skills?
Would you like to be part of a creative project this summer?

If you have any of these skills, we’d love to hear from you as we’ll be running our Creative Summer Wellbeing Challenge again this August and are looking for some creative volunteers to get involved. We need your help to make it bigger and better than last year!

The volunteer role would start in mid June (exact date tbc) and run until the first week of September, with a minimum commitment of 7 hours a week.

If you are interested, or would like more information, please send an email telling us a bit about yourself, your experience and what you’d be able to add to the Summer Wellbeing Challenge.
Email Morwhenna – morwhenna@creativityworks.org.uk by Wednesday 30th May.

Artist Call out: Be one of our ‘Take-over’ Artists this August.

We are also looking for artists who’d like to do a social media ‘Take over’ as part of our Creative Summer Wellbeing Challenge.

The challenge, which runs throughout August, is a free programme of daily creative activities that are linked to the 5 ways to wellbeing.  As a ‘Take Over Artist’ you’ll have a great opportunity to share your work and practice with a wide audience and inspire them to join in and explore their own wellbeing through creativity.

We are looking for 8 artists to be involved each taking over one of our social media channels for a day in August.

Please get in touch if you are interested in being one of our take over artists – We’d love to hear from you – so drop an email to morwhenna@creativityworks.org.uk by Wednesday 20 June telling us a bit about yourself and your artistic practice. If you like to be involved in another way – please get in touch!

Added 23 April 2018

 

Creativity Works is committed to supporting the professional development of our volunteers offering an array of free training in safeguarding & boundaries, creative facilitation, mental health support and an up-to-date DBS. Our goal is to support volunteers to follow a self-defined pathway of creative, personal and professional progression.

In this economic climate competition for jobs can be fierce, so volunteering for organisations like Creativity Works can make all the difference.

The work you do with us could:

  • Enhance your CV and career prospects
  • Provide references for future courses and jobs
  • Help you gain recognised certificates and other benefits through schemes such as Millennium Volunteers
  • Gain you experience that can help you make decisions about future careers
  • Offer opportunities to make contacts with professionals within your areas of interest
  • Help you gain an insight into community work
  • Help make a real difference in the lives of people in the community

We look forward to hearing from you!

Past volunteers have said:

Being a volunteer artist gave me the opportunity to develop and use previous skills and knowledge. This contributed to an increase in self-confidence, self-esteem, value and usefulness. It gave me an identity and place within the community.

Through taking on this role I could engage and share both with professionals and participants in the groups. I felt part of a creative team. It gave me a feeling of belonging to a wider community and a sense of safety and place. I was enabled to ‘give back’ to those who have helped me using my talents and skills.

This was a truly satisfying experience.

It is a way of experiencing ‘real-life’ working situations whilst still having the safety of returning to student life …thoroughly enjoyable and full of learning curves … helped me to develop myself both personally and professionally.

 

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