Conquest Art – Group Leader / Group Helpers Needed
We are looking for keen volunteers who would like to work with small groups of people, helping them to create artwork using different methods and skills.
As a Group Leader you will provide guidance and general support to individuals within groups of approximately 10 group members at venues in and aroundSurrey.
The Group Leader sets up the room with art materials and clears away at the end of each session, supported by the Group Helpers. During the group you can provide help, guidance and artistic ideas if you can. The aim is for an informal and collaborative environment in which to produce the best possible outcome for Group Members.
The Groups are usually two hour sessions during which time the Group Leader/Helpers will encourage the members and take care of their needs and assist where appropriate. The aim of the group is to enable people to express themselves to the best of their ability and gain satisfaction from the work they produce in a convivial environment.
Training in specific painting and drawing techniques for people with disabilities will be given, and first aid training if required.
Art Group Leaders and Helpers are currently needed at our Cheam, West Ewell and Woking Groups.
Conquest Art is a registered charity providing art groups to people with disabilities across the South East of England and other locations. The groups are informal and we encourage self expression and active involvement rather than formal teaching. Conquest Art provides training and support to volunteers and provides art materials and specialised equipment for new and existing Groups.
More information about Conquest Art can be found on the website at www.conquestart.org
Most Groups are held once a week at a variety of locations, however the West Ewell Group meets twice a week. Each session lasts for two hours so allowing for preparation and clearing volunteers are needed for at least three hours.
Areas of Interest
Art and Culture, Disability
Types of Activity
Art, Coaching and Support, Making Refreshments
The ability to organise small groups in a positive and relaxed atmosphere
Good people skills and an empathy for people living with disability
Artistic, crafting and creative knowledge is not essential but will be useful
Reliability and self motivation
Training – useful but training will be given
Volunteers supervised - yes
Working alone – usually supported by Group Helper(s)
Insurance cover – Conquest Art cover for volunteers
Under 25s – minimum 18 years
Age Limit – all ages over 18 years
Training details: Training in Conquest Art methods
Access details – yes
Hours required – 3 to 6 hours per week
Minimum period – 3 hours per week
Transport details – venues are usually on a public transport routes and have car parking
Location details: Cheam, West Ewell and Woking
Groups are held at various locations throughout Surrey. See website www.conquestart.com for further information.
Interviews and reference checks
If you are interested in volunteering with us then please get in touch either via this website or by contact details below:
Tel: 020 8397 6157
Conquest Art Centre
Cox Lane Centre
Member since: 10th July 2012
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