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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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:
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?
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:
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.
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:
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.
Connecting isolated, house-bound individuals with a volunteer Art Buddy, this project allows people who cannot access the Arc building or online classes to collaborate on creative projects by post.
Once a month, participants will receive a creative project from their buddy through the post along with helpful ideas and suggestions of how to build on or add to the project. They then have 2 weeks to reply, posting back their own work and adding comments, questions or suggestions for how to continue. The project runs for 4-6 months and there is an opportunity to exhibit work at the end.
All postage and art material costs are covered by Arc and come from the Arc Studio, so no home addresses are shared between pen pals. It’s open to anyone aged 16+, with first priority going to those living in Stockport, Oldham or Tameside.
*We are not currently accepting any more volunteers for this project, but if you know someone who could benefit, you can make a referral here.