Where:

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AG

When:

Allsorts sessions takes place every Thursday  (in the day) in six-week session.  Because of who we work with, we are looking for volunteers who can commit to a number of weeks, ideally a whole season.  However, we are interested in anyone who can bring a commitment

Organisation:

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company based in Deptford, South East London. We offer a range of exciting opportunities for people with learning disabilities to take part in creative activities, train in a new skill or develop their artistic talents.

Purpose of the role:

Allsorts, our creative arts participation programme, offers opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to participate in high quality, creative activities including music, visual, digital and expressive arts led by experienced artists, for example Apples and Snakes and the London Symphony Orchestra. We are looking for volunteers to support participant’s access the creative sessions as well as support the session leaders.

Tasks/ Duties Involved:

As a volunteer you would:

Help create a fun and supportive environment by greeting and socialising with participants and supporting participants and artists in creative workshops.

Help get the rooms and materials ready for the day and pack-down at end of the day, and take feedback from participants.

Skills & Experience Needed:

We are looking for volunteers who are open and kind, have an interest in people with learning disabilities and can communicate with others.

There is a range of useful experience and skills volunteers may bring at any level including assisting individuals and workshops, community activities and arts practice, for example playing an instrument.

You need to be able to work in a team and be reliable and being a good listener is helpful.

How Volunteers Benefit :

You would have the opportunity yourself to gain new skills in supporting creative workshops, develop friendships, learn to support vulnerable adults as well as have fun.

Training/Support Given

We offer an induction prior to starting so that we can brief the volunteer team on the up coming sessions and prepare them for the role. Once a year Heart n Soul offers all regular volunteers an opportunity to undertake Safguarding training.

Application Process

Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form to apply. If you have any questions call Aparna on 07378342131.