Orleans House Gallery – Arts Education Volunteers

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Details of the Charity:

Orleans House Gallery and Richmond Arts Service is part of Richmond upon Thames Council. The gallery and Arts Service contribute to the delivery of Excellence for Everyone, Richmond’s Cultural Partnership plan, helping to ensure that everyone in the borough can access their cultural entitlement, especially those who might experience barriers to accessing cultural opportunities, for example the borough’s most vulnerable people including children and young people.

The mission statement for the Arts Service is to develop learning and leisure opportunities through a varied experience of the arts and heritage, which offers targeted provision and encourages participation through an integrated service.

 Aims and objectives:

  • To facilitate a range of accessible arts and heritage provision, seeking to deliver quality and variety for the residents of and visitors to the Borough.
  • To achieve a service that meets the needs of the community and develops learning through leisure and participation.
    -Promoting the arts and heritage to under represented groups and creating accessible and life-enhancing programmes and projects for a range of ages and groups.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

This is a brilliant opportunity to get involved in the practical side of gallery education (assisting workshops, preparing for art activities), in addition to some administrative tasks too.

  • Supporting art workshops and having the chance to plan and deliver your own session with one of our afterschool art clubs.
  • Training to support the role: safeguarding, equality and diversity and working with children.
  • Volunteers are asked to take significant responsibility for the management of materials and for maintaining the art spaces.
  • Supporting creating education resources, marketing and other administrative duties as required.

This is ideally for someone who can commit to 1-2 days per week (8-16 hours approx.), but the role is flexible if you can only commit to 1 day or a few hours a week.

Skills Required for the Opportunity:

  • An interest and commitment to working with children
  • DBS will need to be completed by Brunel Volunteers (free of charge)

Additional Benefits to the Role:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed up to £12 a day
  • Opportunities for free training and we do offer a ‘training day’ to cover any areas not covered by the placement
  • Role recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • Contributes to the Brunel Volunteers Award, leading to an invite to the Brunel Volunteers End of Year Dinner

Interested? Apply below!

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