New Year, New Opportunities to Volunteer at Project Ability starting January 2018

We are welcoming applications from artists across all disciplines to offer volunteer support to:

- ‘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, each week, for 8 weeks (with the possibility of an 8 week extension).  Workshops take place 10am – 12noon and 1pm– 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 10 – 3pm on Friday.

- ‘Create’, Saturday workshops for children with disabilities.  There are opportunities from 10am to 12:30pm to volunteer with our youngest artists aged 5 – 12 years and from 1pm to 4pm to support young people aged 12 - 21 years.  We also have a further opportunity to volunteer with Art Matters, a designated studio time for young adults, from 4pm – 6pm. Successful applicants should be able to commit to 8 sessions, with the opportunity to extend their experience for another 8 sessions.  

- 'ReConnect' a programme which supports artists with lived experience of mental ill health.  ReConnect offers a safe and supported studio environment for people to develop their individual art practices. We would like to recruit visual artists who enjoy engaging with others; talking about art and contributing to the development of artistic practices. Our ReConnect programme runs 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.

‘It’s a wonderful way to get to know some very interesting, creative  people, and to play a part in what I would say is a vital space and  service for so many.’   
-Aspire Volunteer Mij Rothera   

If you have any questions about any of our opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Tracy Gorman, our Volunteers Co-ordinator at volunteers@project-ability.co.uk.  Please note, only applications using our attached application form will be considered. Download the application form here

The deadline for all applications is Friday 5th January 2018.  The programme commences mid January.  Good Luck.

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