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Volunteer in Manchester

Volunteering has been put on hold. Please contact leona@arc-centre.org  for more details and we hope that once we’re through this you’ll consider volunteering with us then.

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Arc’s volunteer team is a vital part of the organisation: volunteers support every aspect of our work and volunteering with us offers lots of opportunities for you to gain skills and work experience, or to share the skills and knowledge you already have.

If you’re looking to volunteer in Manchester to gain experience in a customer service, community arts or arts and health setting and make a difference in your community at the same time, then volunteering with Arc could be right for you.

Find out more about our next #VolunteersWeek event here. Meet team members, tour the centre and gallery, find out more about our culture and current opportunities, join in an art activity and enjoy some tea and cake.

Available arts volunteering roles

Creative Wellbeing Assistant (currently no vacancies)
Are you creative and have an interest in the arts? Are you enthusiastic and enjoy engaging with people? Do you excel working with others and building others’ confidence? If these answers are yes, then we could benefit from your skills, to support our health and wellbeing programmes; helping participants to build their confidence and increase their wellbeing. To find out more about this opportunity please download the role description: Arc Wellbeing Arts Volunteering Role [pdf]


Visitor Volunteer
Are you friendly, approachable and willing to engage with visitors? Do you enjoy working as part of team and have a can-do attitude? If the answers are yes, then you could become part of our dedicated arts volunteering team at the Arc Centre, helping with everything from taking care of visitors front of house, assisting in our shop and with refreshments and helping with admin tasks in the office and events prep support. To find out more about this opportunity to volunteer in Manchester, please download the role description: Arc Visitor Arts Volunteering Role [pdf]


Saturday Art Club Volunteers
We also have opportunities to volunteer in Stockport at our Centre in Reddish during our Saturday Art Clubs, where we provide creative activities for both children and adults and hold regular exhibitions in the gallery.

Ready to apply?  Please contact  leona@arc-centre.org or 0161 480 7731 for an application form, or download one here:

Options for filling and sending your form
1. PDF – Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader‘s Fill & Sign tool will open a PDF and allow you to type onto it, save and send by email to leona@arc-centre.org.
2. Word document – fill, save as PDF and send by email to leona@arc-centre.org.
3. PDF – print and post to or drop off at the Arc Centre.

Find out about the other ways you could support our charitable aims to provide mental health support!

Marketing Volunteer
Are you passionate about the arts, digital and interested in helping us to engage with more people? Are you creative and understand the power of social media and marketing? Would you like marketing experience with an arts organisation? If the above answers are yes, then we could benefit from your creative skills to work with our marketing officer to connect with audiences with the aim to; promote Arc, our programmes, exhibitions, opportunities and more. To find out more about this role please download the role description: Arc Marketing Arts Volunteering Role [pdf]