The Why Don't We group meet every Thursday morning at Cottingley Comminuty centre. We're looking for one or two volunteers to support the group members, who each have autism and/or a learning disability. The group is led by two professional artists and take part in creative activities, particularly photography.
You don't need any particular knowledge or expertise, just a general enthusiasm for creativity and working collaboratively.
The centre has level access and an accessible toilet.
- Age restrictions
Over 18s only.
- DBS check required
Working with vulnerable adults so a DBS check is required.
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Can reimburse travel expenses for public transport or mileage up to £12 per round trip. You will need to email copies of your tickets/receipts to claim.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
Weekly support from group leaders and regular meetings with the whole team.
- Training provided
Our Foundation training is provided, along with any additional training (e.g. Safeguarding) as needed. See https://pyramid.org.uk/training/entry-level-training/
- Volunteer induction
A meeting with staff to start you off and then support and instruction from our group leaders.
- Volunteer Policy
Yes, see https://pyramid.org.uk/policies-and-procedures/
- Volunteers covered by insurance
We have appropriate employer and public liability insurance. Please note your personal belongings are not insured and you should not bring valuable items to sessions.
- Written role description
Duties: • To contribute to projects by taking part in activities / sharing ideas • Encouraging members of the group to engage in activities at hand • Offering support to members if and when requested • Assist in setting-up before a session and tidying / cleaning afterwards • Co-working within the group • To work in accordance with Pyramid of Arts’ Policies and Procedures • To attend training sessions as required (our Foundation course is compulsory) • Contribute to member reviews and debrief at the end of every session • Attend a Core Worker, Artist and Volunteer (CAV) meeting each term (optional) Person specification: • Cheerful and friendly disposition • Punctual and reliable • Willingness to work flexibly • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the arts • Willingness to undertake training where required • Works across boundaries, looks for collective success; listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
When can I volunteer?
Cottingley Community Centre
Shipley Glen Tramway - The Glen Tramway Preservation Society Ltd
Mary Magdelene Church
Horton Housing Association
The Peacemaker - International