Youth Arts Workshop Volunteer

  • VO73533


Description

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Create Paisley is a youth arts charity with the goal of seeing young people transformed through creativity, community, confidence and finding their voice.

Create are looking for volunteers to support their array of arts workshops that offer a a free creative space for 12-21 year olds to express themselves through music, art, filmmaking, photography and beyond.

Create was built by, and is sustained by volunteers. Create invests in volunteers, and provides opportunities to utilise their skills, as well as offering support and training to develop new ones.

Main Duties:
● To support the coordinator in running activities with young people/meet at the start of each workshop to discuss the session plan
● To assist the coordinator in preparation and setting-up of equipment/materials and clearing away at the end of the session
● To ensure the space is safe/welcoming
● To facilitate/participate in games, activities, and discussions with young people
● To be vigilant to any safeguarding or health and safety concerns
● To share any creative skills you may have - art, music, songwriting, photography, filmmaking etc
● To participate in any training as required
● To help build skills and confidence in young people
● To help young people use their skills to engage in their local community

Young Creators sessions - co-design workshops with young people who plan and curate their own creative events (film festivals, writers groups, music gigs) - Weekly on Thursdays 530pm-830pm

Couch & Canvas sessions - young people are encouraged to make art, collaborate and connect with friends, and overall develop their creativity. - Weekly on Mondays 4-630pm.

We also have one-off events that will be curated by our Young Creators group, as well as training days for young people, and celebratory, team-building nights (bowling, laser-tag etc). These dates will be decided by the coordinator depending on the availability of voluntSkills
● Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships with young people
● Creative skills are desired but not essential

Attitudes
● Enthusiastic about the values and ethos of Create Paisley
● Enjoys the experience of working with young people and demonstrates an interest in supporting their personal development.
● Reliable and trustworthy
● Willing to take any identified training.

Experience
● Experience of working with young people and as part of a team

Create Paisley is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all applicants to share this commitment. Because of the nature of the work this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means that you are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under provisions of the Act. In the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could lead to disciplinary action being taken. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence and used solely in relation to this application. This position involves substantial access to children and young people and therefore a system of checking police records for possible criminal background may be implemented. Create will also carry out a PVG check on all volunteer applicants.
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Organisation aims and objectives

Youth Creative Arts charity, providing safe spaces for young people to engage in creativity, social justice & have a voice in their local community.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Skills ● Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships with young people ● Creative skills are desired but not essential

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: At least 2 workshops/sessions per monthThere will be a comprehensive youth work training day Regular ongoing one to one support and supervision to support the volunteer in their ongoing personal development. Personal training needs of the volunteer will be met
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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