Fledgling Arts Collective Central

We provide an exciting ground-breaking arts collective and we encourage people to express themselves through art. We believe the arts are a great elixir and creativity is our currency. Our ethos is based on 'pay it forward' exchanging the arts for positive and encouraging feedback from our team of art-crazy volunteers and encouraging our members also to create a ripple effect.


Current opportunities

Online Feedback Volunteer - giving positive feedback on creative posts This opportunity is open to online applicants worldwide.( Virtual Volunteering) *Please note that this is an unpaid/ Volunteer position* Fledgling is a global online community You will need access to a computer and the internet. We are looking for motivated, reliable and enthusiastic Online Volunteers to give positive and encouraging feedback on the many creative posts our members make at Fledgling online. We believe that Creativity has a very beneficial effect on mental health, so we are looking for Volunteers who are passionate about creativity and compassionate about mental health. (worldwide applicants are invited) We work with a strong belief in promoting a Pay It Forward ethos. Your role will include interacting with online members giving feedback on their creative posts, a positive approach is required. Training will be given and ongoing mentoring will be provided throughout your time with us. Hours to suit you- we ask Volunteers to commit to our preferred minimum of 2 days/evenings . You don't have to be on for an entire day ,you can simply hop on and off at times to suit you from your own computer on your rota days. (please note that if you wish to gain College Credit , you should Volunteer for the amount of time your college has specified to you and confirm this with us when you join) We are looking for organised, reliable, positive and inspired individuals to join our buzzing community. Spread your wings and come fly with us! Fledgling provides a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality or who feel like they don't quite 'fit', or feel estranged to this world : to express themselves through the arts. What can you gain from us? Fledgling work in conjunction with all colleges and universities to help Volunteers earn College Credit (Volunteer Hours worked) and we can confirm hours volunteered with us with your educational institution. Fledgling are happy to accept Volunteers who would like to fulfil community service hours through Volunteering as part your probation. If you would like to do this we can confirm with your Probation Officer. You will gain Art Therapy skills and Outreach experience and we are happy to give confirmation and proof of this to your future employers or institutions. We will always provide you with a reference. Fledgling is a young and rapidly growing global online Mental Health & Arts Community and if there is any other kind of credit or experience you would like to gain through Volunteering with us, please just ask as we are flexible and happy to meet your requirements as a thank you for dedicating your time to us. Please apply in writing to Jewels Johnson at jewels-founder-fledgling@outlook.com We look forward to hearing from you!

About the opportunity As a General Senior Manager of Fledgling Arts Collective you will be working at the helm of a small, close-knit organisation. You will have the chance to make a real impact, working closely with the Director to put your ideas and enthusiasm into practice within the organisation. The role of a General Senior Manager is manyfold - you will be in charge of mentoring new volunteers, as well as training up managers. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the day to day activity of Fledgling - managing our Facebook pages, and responding sensitively to difficult or triggering posts. You will also be responsible for leaving affirmative feedback on the artwork, photography, poetry, music, and film of our members - this is the really fun part! As Senior Manager, you will need to lead as an exemplar, setting an example to the rest of the team, and working hard to maintain our welcoming, inclusive, and caring environment. Duties: - Motivating and managing a team of volunteers, and managers. - Ensuring that managers and volunteers are keeping to their rota days, and following up with them and the Director if not. - Mentoring new volunteers, and training new managers. - Undertaking some basic administrative tasks when required - making rotas and forms, or drafting flyers. - Leaving affirmative and sensitive feedback on creative work made by our members. - Managing any tensions that arise on posts, and dealing sensitively with triggering material. - Adhering to and embodying the ethos of Fledgling at all times - diversity, difference, inclusivity, empathy, and kindness. About Fledgling Art Collective Central We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction,gender dysphoria,sexuality,feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world ,We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis.Combining Art & Catharsis , we believe in being CathARTic.We believe the arts are a great elixir.All those who empathise and feel akin with our beliefs are Welcome also. What are they looking for? Requirements: - An understanding that, although this is a voluntary role, you are undertaking a long-term commitment as Manager of Fledgling Arts Collective - please do not apply for this role if you expect to leave within the next 6 months. - A warm, kind, and empathetic approach, and a big heart. - Enthusiasm and the ability to self-motivate. - Personal experience of mental health struggles - Fledgling is an organisation for those struggling with their mental health, run by those who can empathise with their struggles. It is therefore desirable that you have some personal experience of struggling with poor mental health. - The ability to commit to at least 3 days per week, hopping on and off as much as you can, to fit around your schedule. - You must be over the age of 18 years old for this position Practical Considerations -Facebook Account -Internet connection

About the opportunity "We would like to develop an app - can you help with your skills? The app is based on our charity ( Fledgling Arts Collective Central ) Facebook community where people leave positive comments on other member’s art /photography / poetry/ film/ music/ creative journals posts - these are spread over 7 Facebook groups. Each group acts as a place to post for that specific art form as listed previously and then comments are left. About Fledgling Art Collective Central We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction,gender dysphoria,sexuality,feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world ,We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis.Combining Art & Catharsis , we believe in being CathARTic.We believe the arts are a great elixir.All those who empathise and feel akin with our beliefs are Welcome also. What are they looking for? We would like a user-friendly app to make it easy for our members and volunteers alike to do this using their mobile phone. We want to simplify it so it can be done easily on the go i.e on the bus, train in a waiting room etc. We want to be as accessible as possible. Would you be willing to offer your app-creating skills to our charity for free , as a philanthropic endeavour? It would mean a lot to us and make a huge difference for our members. We would be willing to leave you a great reference for any time in the future. We can go into more detail on your interest and reply. We look forward to hearing from you!" Practical Considerations Internet, computer

About the opportunity Fledgling Volunteer Online Creative Journals Wing/Group Manager Jewels Johnson: Founder: Fledgling Arts Collective Central About Fledgling Art Collective Central We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction,gender dysphoria,sexuality,feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world ,We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis.Combining Art & Catharsis , we believe in being CathARTic.We believe the arts are a great elixir.All those who empathise and feel akin with our beliefs are Welcome also. What are they looking for? You would concentrate on thinking of ways to populate the wing and also work with our Social Media Team to help promote our Creative Journals Wing through social media. This is a really fun position , however we are looking for a motivated individual who can be committed, dedicated and take an active and proactive interest in getting this new wing thriving. You will always be comfortable working alone, using your own initiative and motivation, in addition to being part of a team of creatively minded people. Fledgling are looking for a Volunteer Online Creative Journals Wing/Group Manager. Our ideal candidate will be someone who already keeps their own Creative Journal or Art Journal and will be happy to share the pages in our Creative Journals Online Wing. You will be very passionate about creativity and art and expressing thoughts,feelings quotes and a scope of topics through Creative Journalling expression. We are looking for someone who will encourage new members to populate this new online Wing and to help them use this as a medium for cathartic expression. At Fledgling we believe that using creativity is a great form of catharsis for mental health. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the arts, creativity and is compassionate about mental health. Our focus is on the creative process and the healing property this has and so you would encourage members to make their own Creative Journals pages and they will receive encouraging feedback in return. You will need access to the internet and because we are online ,we are global ,so you can apply from anywhere in the world! You would concentrate on thinking of ways to populate the wing and also work with our Social Media Team to help promote our Creative Journals Wing through social media. This is a really fun position , however we are looking for a motivated individual who can be committed, dedicated and take an active and proactive interest in getting this new wing thriving. You will always be comfortable working alone, using your own initiative and motivation, in addition to being part of a team of creatively minded people. You would take on the Creative Journals Wing as a project but also leave feedback in our other busier and established Wings. We ask Managers to commit to 2-3 days a week if possible. You wouldn't be expected to be present all day on those days,you would pop on and off to suit you. Our Volunteers at Fledgling leave positive and encouraging feedback on the posts we get, i.e they will say a few things they like about what is posted. We see so often how this builds the self esteem of our members, and our Volunteers! Our Volunteer days our Monday to Friday, we rest up and next up at the weekend! This is a Volunteer position. If you think that you have the Creative Mojo to take on this position and would like to find out more, please email us. We look forward to hearing from you!