Art Group Helpers - Guildford
Volunteers make our groups happen. So, your few hours a week could make a real difference to people's lives. We are looking for keen volunteers who would like to open up, support and work with a small group of people, helping them to create artwork using different methods and skills.
Our new Guildford art group will open on Wednesday, 4th September 2019. The sessions will run every second week from 2pm-4pm @ St Catherine's Village Hall in Guildford.
All our art groups need a team of volunteers, which have a variety of different gifts from organisational skills, artistic experience to someone dealing with the money or making the tea. But most of all we need your enthusiasm to help create a friendly welcoming environment where members feel relaxed and able to make the most of their time with us.
Out of the team of volunteers, a group leader will need to be appointed. The group leader is there to make sure of the smooth running of the group each week and pass on information from Head Office to the rest of the volunteers and group members. The group relies on a team of volunteers and not just the group leader.
The helpers set up the room with art materials and clears away at the end of each session. During the group you can provide help, guidance and artistic ideas if you can. The aim of the group is for an informal and collaborative environment in which to produce the best possible outcome for group members. Tea, coffee, biscuits or cake are usually served during the session.
An Induction Day will be held for new volunteers to welcome and help them understand the ethos of the Charity. The day is also to prepare new volunteers for the role within the team. A guide for group leaders and helpers is handed out on the day explaining the role in more detail and providing art techniques we have found useful for beginner members to help get them started. We support our groups by providing all art materials and financial support when needed.
All you need to do is tell us you are interested. Could you join the Guildford team?
9th July 2019