Volunteering opportunities January 2020

A new year is rapidly approaching and with it brings new opportunities for volunteering with us at Project Ability!


‘Aspire’ – Starting Monday 20th January 2020 (midweek) 

We are welcoming applications to support our New Year programme and are looking for visual artists, at any stage of their career or training. We would also especially like to invite artists with a knowledge of ceramics or print-making, to apply 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, each week, for period of 8 weeks.  Workshops take place from 10am – 12noon and 1pm– 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 10 – 3pm on Fridays.

‘Create’ – Starting Saturday 25th January 2020 (Saturday’s)

In addition we would also like to recruit artists for our ‘Create’ Saturday young people’s workshop programme.  With opportunities from 10 am 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 further opportunities to volunteer with Art Matters; a designated studio time for young adults 21 – 28 years, from 4pm – 6pm.   Successful applicants should, as much as possible, be able to commit to 8 Saturday sessions, with further opportunity to extend their experience possible.

‘ReConnect’ – Starting 7th January 2020 (midweek)

Finally, we have further opportunity 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.


Application Process

All of our volunteering roles are subject to an application and selection process. CV’s alone will not be considered.  Please follow the link to our application form and submit your application to our volunteer co-ordinator, Tracy Gorman at volunteers@project-ability.co.uk.   The deadline for all applications is Friday 6th December 2019.  Applications received after this date cannot be considered.  If you have any questions about any of the opportunities please contact Tracy and in the meantime, good luck!

More Information

Our studios offer a vibrant and colourful working environment for our artist, tutors and volunteers alike.  Volunteering with Project Ability will challenge you, no matter what stage you are at in your career, introducing you to new ways of making art and give you a unique opportunity to meet all of our artists.  For more insight into former volunteer’s experiences, please look at our ‘Meet the Volunteer’ feature on our website.