Arts and Crafts Facilitator Volunteer (Newham)

Greater London (On-site)

Actively Interviewing

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Job description

Are you creative? Would you like to support others to express their emotions through arts and crafting?

Art plays a valuable role in mental wellbeing with research showing that crafting, regardless of the medium you use can boost your mood, self-confidence and reduce stress overall. Taking part in art-based activities increases our resilience and engages us in the here and now. You will be supporting people to express their emotions, provide a time for people to relax and feel proud of their final art products!

What you will be doing

  • To prepare arts and craft sessions, involving individuals in the planning process where possible
  • Inspire and motivate individuals to develop their arts and craft skills, assisting them in the creation of their projects and supporting them to brainstorm and use their own initiative
  • Encourage individuals to continue independent activities

The skills you need

  • Experience of arts and/or crafts either in a professional, educational, or personal level
  • Able to collaborate with individuals to plan an art group session and facilitate confidently
  • A calm and patient manner
  • Ability to provide a trusting, open, kind-hearted atmosphere that encourages learning and participation
  • An effective communicator with a patient and sympathetic nature

What's in it for you

  • Supporting You - You will have a dedicated volunteer supervisor to support you in your role; Quarterly volunteer forums with the central Volunteering team and volunteers across Hestia; References for job applications
  • Developing You - You will gain knowledge and insight into issues that impact Domestic Abuse, Modern Slavery and Mental Health; You will have access to our extensive Learning and Development Programme; 40% of our departed volunteers secured a paid role at Hestia last year!
  • Valuing You - We hold annual Volunteer Awards and Celebration events; We reimburse travel expenses and up to £5 for lunch for your volunteering; We hold social events and outings for our volunteers to get together and have some fun 
More about Hestia

At Hestia we support adults and children in times of crisis.

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Posted on: 24 October 2023
Closing date: 22 January 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development

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