Volunteering Opportunities: July 2019

To celebrate this year’s ‘Volunteers week’, Project Ability is delighted to be offering new Volunteering opportunities starting July 2019.

Our studios offer a vibrant and colourful working environment for our artist, tutors and volunteers alike. A volunteering experience at Project Ability will introduce you to our unique artist’s community, allowing you to experience new ways of making art and potentially, open up your own practice.  We are seeking artists at all stages of their careers and training, interested in developing new work practices.  For more insights into former volunteer’s experiences, please look at our ‘Meet the Volunteer’ feature on our website.

We are welcoming applications to support our ‘Aspire’ programme for adults with learning disabilities.  Our workshops are due to start on Monday 22nd July, volunteers should be able to commit to at least 2 hours a week, for 8 weeks, with opportunities available to extend this.  Workshops take place from 10am – 12noon and 1pm– 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 10 – 3pm on Friday.

In addition we would also like to recruit artists for our ‘Create’ Saturday young people’s workshop programme, for workshops starting Saturday 17th August.  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 – 25 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.   Successful applicants should, as much as possible, be able to commit to 8 Saturday sessions, with further opportunity to extend their experience possible.

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.

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 28th June.  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!