Everything you should need as an Arc volunteer!

Following the latest updates on the COVID-19 virus from the government Arc has made the decision to suspend all programme delivery starting from now until further notice.
Please take care of both your physical and mental heath during this strange and stressful time and we hope you will continue to volunteer with us once we’re through this.

Welcome to the Arc Volunteer’s Hub! Here you’ll find all you need to know about volunteering at Arc, training opportunities, additional documents you may want to read or refer to and links we think are interesting or useful, both related to the work we do and that may help you personally.

If you need to speak to us about anything at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Leona at or 0161 4807731. Make sure to check your spam and secondary inboxes for regular Arc volunteer emails! Set us to ‘not spam’ or change the inbox that you’d like them to go to instead.

Click here to meet the team!

Next in-house training opportunities:
Boundaries Training – Monday 24th February 10:30 – 11:30am.
If you’ve attended before then there’s no need to do so again.
Please email to confirm your place.

Next volunteer’s event: TBC.

Volunteering Micro-Roles at Arc

Click here to view current opportunities.

Click here to join our public mailing lists and keep up to date with everything that’s happening at Arc!

Please be aware that for consistency Arc should be written ‘Arc’ and not ‘ARC’ and where possible ‘Hat Works’ rather than ‘Hatworks’ or ‘the Hat Works’  unless saying eg ‘based in the Hat Works building’. The centre is named Arc Centre, Hat Works, Wellington Mill.

All About Arc and Volunteering

Click here to see a PDF of the different programmes of Arc.

You can also watch this video all about Arc!

YouTube video

Click one below to read one of the following documents:

Parking and Travel InformationArc Volunteer Handbook  |  Current Arc Roles  |  Health and Safety  |  Privacy Notice  Arc Expenses Form (blank)  |  Privacy Notice for Volunteers and Associate Artists  |  Arc Fundraising Pack  |  Arc Adult Safegaurding Policy  |  Arc Child Protection Policy | Social Media Guidelines

Click one of the channels below to follow our journey:

Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter  |  Youtube  |  Pinterest

All About Mental Health

Click here to see a mental health pack that one of our social work students has compiled for

Click here to find out more about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.

Click here for some suicide prevention training.

Click here for Time To Change’s Mental Health Resources.

Click here to visit Stockport Mind’s website. They have lots of useful mental health resources and local Signposting.

Click here to visit the Samaritans who can support you with any immediate mental health issues you’re experiencing.

Click here to read the ‘All Party Parlimentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: Creative Health 2017 (The Short Report)’.


All About Training

Click here to see the Manchester Community Central website and the sessions and training that you may be eligible for or may be free or you can pay for,

Click here to join the portal for training through Stockport Council.

Click here and Like our Facebook Page for posts about arts jobs and related training.

Click here for information about using Arc’s camera and using Flickr.

Click here for workshop photography hints and tips.