New Volunteering Opportunities – Starting January 2017

New Volunteering Opportunities – Starting January 2017

It will soon be the New Year and to start 2017 with a fresh wave of new opportunities, Project Ability is offering visual artists in Glasgow, the chance to be part of our vibrant volunteering team. Opportunities are available across our creative programmes starting in January 2017.

We are welcoming applications from both graduate and undergraduate artists, with experience in ceramics or printmaking and across the visual arts, to support our Aspire participants in the making of their artwork.  Our Aspire programme is for adults with learning disabilities. Volunteers should be able to commit to at least 2 hours a week for 8 weeks.  Workshops take place from 10am – 12noon and 1pm– 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 10am – 3pm on Friday.

We also have an opportunity to volunteer with our Thursday Night Social group, an evening workshop giving opportunity for adults, from across our programmes, to socialise and make art.

New opportunities are also available in our Create Saturday workshop programme, with places available to volunteer with our youngest artists, age 5 -12 years, from 10 am – 12:30pm and from 1pm – 4pm to support young people aged 12 – 21 years.

We also have further opportunities to volunteer with Art Matters; a designated studio time for young adults 21 – 28 years, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on a Saturday.

Successful applicants should, as much as possible, be able to commit to 8 sessions in one given workshop, with further opportunity to extend their experience possible.

Finally we have opportunities to volunteer within our ReConnect programme, which supports artists with lived experience of mental ill health.  ReConnect supports artists to develop their individual art practices in a supported studio environment. We would like to recruit visual artists who enjoy engaging with others and talking about art, who would like to support and contribute to our open studio. Opportunities are available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm.

Volunteering with Project Ability will challenge you, no matter what stage you are at in your career.  It can open up your practice and introduce you to new ways of making art, we hope you will be energised and inspired by your experience with us.  Please look at our Meet the Volunteers feature on our website for a flavour of the past and varied experiences of our previous volunteers.

To make an application please complete our form, click here to download a copy. If you have any questions about any of our opportunities or our application process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Tracy Gorman, our Volunteers Co-ordinator at

Deadline for all applications is Friday 6th January 2017.

Good Luck.

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