Creative Ageing Volunteer

  • VO70738


Description

This project is funded and supported by the Scottish Government's Aspiring Communities Fund, the European Social Fund, Linstone Housing, Barrhead Housing Association, Engage Renfrewshire and Langholm Tenants and Residents Association.

Impact Arts would like to support a team of Creative Ageing Volunteers to use creativity and the arts to achieve social change.
We know from experience that older people can sometimes become isolated within their own communities so we will assist our team of volunteers to create welcoming environments for them to enjoy and activities to inspire them to discover or re-discover creative skills.
As one of these volunteers you will be over 18 years old, able to commit to a 6 month part time training programme designed to enable you to undertake supervised and independent community placements.
You will work towards becoming part of a wider network of Creative Volunteers who will be able to provide you with peer support, share plans, and help co-design programmes.
On a day to day basis your main responsibilities will be:

  • To attend volunteer development training sessions as delivered by our Volunteer Co-Ordinator, the wider Impact Arts staff and our partners.
  • To develop your own workshops with support from our team.
  • To take responsibility for your own learning and development and work towards leading a workshop of your own
  • To work within different community settings
  • To assist with the delivery needs of the project. This may include preparation of materials and equipment, preparing for exhibition/showcases, setting up and tidying away.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our mission To help people and communities transform their lives through creativity and the arts. Our ambition To be recognised as Scotland’s leading community arts charity. Who we are Established in 1994, Impact Arts is a forward-thinking community arts organisation which uses the arts and creativity to enable and empower social change. We consider the arts as a positive tool for change – helping people to: Build confidence and attain new skills Get back into work or education Source work in the creative arts Enjoy better health or simply improve quality of life From dance to digital, our door is always open.

Restrictions

Applicants must be over 18 years of age A qualification in an arts and or care discipline is desirable but not essential. PVG membership required
Experience required: A strong desire to make a positive and lasting change in your community. A particular interest in working with older people. It is crucial that you are open and accepting of people from all backgrounds Empathetic,approachable and full of enthusiasm

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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