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Volunteer with us

Volunteers play a vital role in the life of Arc, with over 2,200 volunteer hours donated in the 2021-22 financial year! Find out more about this vibrant community and consider joining one of our teams.

If you have any questions at all please contact volunteering@arc-centre.org, find links to apply after each role below, or drop in on Thursdays or Fridays to chat about it and pick up a form.

Use or develop your skills – Meet new people – Give back to the local community!

Arc Centre Host

Help us create a warm and welcoming space for anyone and everyone to enjoy in our beautiful Arc building. You can give time on a weekly or ad-hoc basis.

Roles may include:

  • Welcoming new visitors to the building and informally explaining what Arc does
  • Serving drinks and refreshments in the cafe and chatting to customers
  • Setting up creative activities for the public to enjoy
  • Assisting with general tasks as needed by the team
  • Taking photos and posting to social media
 

Do you have great people skills, able to adapt easily to whoever comes into the building, whether they are a vulnerable person who needs a safe and friendly space, a participant on one of our courses, families with children looking for fun activities or a visitor to The Gallery Cafe?

Creative Wellbeing Assistant

You enjoy arts and art making, and are a supportive, people-focused person who wants to help others create, connect and feel better. Weekly commitment for a minimum of 12 weeks. An enhanced DBS is required (paid for by Arc) plus a safeguarding and boundaries training session prior to start date.

Role may involve:

 

  • Supporting artist facilitators on our wellbeing programmes; setting up and tidying the studio and supporting participants to engage, relax and have a go at the creative activities. 
  • Designing and running creative activities in our cafe space 
  • Hosting or assisting on corporate wellbeing away days on an ad-hoc basis
  • Running creative wellbeing activities on stalls, at events or in the community
  • Joining our ceramics team 

Fundraiser

Join our friendly fundraising team to collaborate on events, challenges, raffles, auctions  and more. Perfect if you are looking for work experience in the charity sector, or you have ideas to share! The team meets monthly, online or face to face depending on who is involved. 

Saturday Art Club Assistant

The best way to start your volunteer experience with Arc! Join our fabulous team who help visitors of all ages to enjoy our ever-popular monthly Saturday Art Clubs by:

  • Facilitating one of the pre-planned creative activities
  • Hosting the cafe or exhibition space
  • Welcoming people on reception

 

This is a great way to meet other volunteers and staff from Arc, as well as enjoying being part of the bustle and creativity of the day.

"Arc is an excellent place to begin volunteering and to help build personal confidence as it is a very safe and supportive environment."
"Volunteering at Arc has had a dramatic effect on my self-confidence and improved my skill sets, which has helped enable me back into full time employment."
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Help us create a warm and welcoming space for anyone and everyone to enjoy in our beautiful Arc building. Our cafe helps generate much needed income for our charitable aims and supports our wellbeing programmes. 

Main duties involve:

  • Welcoming new visitors to the building with a smile

  • Learning how to make speciality coffee on our professional coffee machine (full training provided)

  • Taking orders, using the till and taking orders out to customers

  • Keeping the cafe space clean and well presented for the general public

  • Help serve food and drinks at various events throughout the year
  • Work with a friendly and welcoming team, supporting each other and having fun

Are you looking to develop skills in hospitality in a supportive and welcoming environment? Or are you looking to be the first friendly face people see when they come into Arc? Either way you could be perfect for our cafe assistant role! We’re looking for volunteers to join the team on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

Interested? Click here to apply

 

Are you the next Gordon Ramsey? Are you wanting to sharpen up your skills in the kitchen? Come and help us serve fresh, homemade meals in our cafe and help raise funds for Arc!

Main duties include: 

  • Learning how to batch cook Arc’s signature recipes
  • Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen at all times
  • Working with the Operations Manager on new menu items
  • Assisting with unloading deliveries
  • Following food hygiene rules and gaining a qualification in food hygiene
  • Preparing and serving food on days Arc is open to the public

Arc is open to the public Thursday-Saturday. There is also the option to work in the kitchen on Wednesdays to help prepare food for the week. Full training is provided, an interest in food and cooking is preferred. 

Interested? Click here to apply:

 

You enjoy arts and art making, and are a supportive, people-focused person who wants to help others create, connect and feel better. Weekly commitment for a minimum of 12 weeks. An enhanced DBS is required (paid for by Arc) plus a safeguarding and boundaries training session prior to start date.

Role may involve:

  • Supporting artist facilitators on our wellbeing programmes; setting up and tidying the studio and supporting participants to engage, relax and have a go at the creative activities. 
  • Designing and running creative activities in our cafe space 
  • Hosting or assisting on corporate wellbeing away days on an ad-hoc basis
  • Running creative wellbeing activities on stalls, at events or in the community
  • Joining our ceramics team 

Apply here

 

The best way to start your volunteer experience with Arc! Join our fabulous team who help visitors of all ages to enjoy our ever-popular monthly Saturday Art Clubs by:

  • Facilitating one of the pre-planned creative activities
  • Hosting the cafe or exhibition space
  • Welcoming people on reception

This is a great way to meet other volunteers and staff from Arc, as well as enjoying being part of the bustle and creativity of the day. Saturday Art Club takes place on the last Saturday of the month 11-3, except August and December.

Apply here:

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Are you a bit handy? Good with DIY projects? Maybe you have a van/large car that you’d be willing to use to help us deliver/collect things?

Maybe you don’t have the capacity to volunteer every week but still want to give back on a one off/irregular basis?

We’re always on the lookout for people with the skills above so do get in touch if you’d be willing to help us out.