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. [Updated 20 August 2019]
Creative Volunteer Training & Placement Opportunity
Do you have creative skills to share? Would you like to use them to make a difference?
Creativity Works and St. Mungo’s are offering a new Creative Volunteer training programme with placements for anyone who would like to volunteer with community groups and support creative skills. You may already be part of a community group or you may wish to develop your skills to support a creative group.
The free training will give you the opportunity to develop facilitator skills and learn how to support groups creatively and safely and will run on Thursday mornings in Bath over 6 half days starting 24th October 2019, with an optional training day on the 3rd October.
Placements include supporting creative activities within a group, supporting the set-up of new creative groups, helping people to attend community art groups, supporting publicity, marketing and admin of groups through design and media skills etc.
For volunteers that complete the training and take up placements there will be further opportunities to take part in Creativity Works co|Create Artist training days with no charge.
Thu 3rd Oct Managing Challenging Situations – ½ day [optional]
Thu 24th Oct Facilitator skills – ½ day
Thu 31st Oct Facilitator skills & using the Facilitator toolkit – ½ day
Thu 7th Nov Creative Facilitation – ½ day
Thu 14th Nov Safeguarding – ½ day
Thu 21st Nov Boundaries – ½ day
Other optional free training:
Mental Health Awareness
MECC (Making Every Contact Count)
Other courses available via volunteerpass.org.uk/find_training
For more information contact Philippa at Creativity Works 01761 438852 email@example.com
Volunteer artists and support workers on creative projects
We have a number of vacancies for volunteer artists and support workers on our creative projects. If you have a passion for the arts and enjoy supporting people then this may of interest for you.
We run a range of creative projects including creative writing, photography and walking, happiness and resilience and visual arts. The volunteer artist and support roles involve supporting: the set up of the course, people
to access and participate, course paperwork, and supporting the artist during the course. These roles will enable you to develop experience working within a group whilst learning new creative skills.
World Mental Health Day 2019
To celebrate World Mental Health Day this year there will be a number of creative projects taking place on and around the 10th October across Bath & North East Somerset. Would you like to get involved with the planning of events or supporting events on the day?
Get in touch with Philippa 01761 438852 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.