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Volunteer

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:

We are seeking a volunteer for ‘Writing Space’ our creative writing peer-led group and a volunteer for a new peer-led photography group. Both are in central Bath.
Would you like to increase your experience of working with groups, share creative writing or photography skills and encourage group members to develop confidence and self-esteem through writing and running their own group?
 Yes? Then we’d be very interested to hear from you!
We are looking for people who:
  • Are able to encourage others
  • Want to develop their workshop facilitation and peer support skills
  • Have good communication skills and the ability to listen
  • Have some awareness and understanding of the need for boundaries and confidentiality
  • Have compassion and understanding for vulnerable people
  • Have an ability to work on their own and think creatively
  • Are committed and reliable
Writing Space meet in central Bath on Tuesday afternoons and the photography group meet on Wednesday afternoons in central Bath.
Please contact Philippa at Creativity Works philippa@creativityworks.org.uk / 01761 438852 if you’d like more information or are interested in applying. Deadline: 08 March 2018 (added 14 February 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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