VOLUNTEER

Volunteering is a great way to support Create. We invest in our volunteers and provide opportunities for them to use their skills, develop new ones and gain experience.

There are plenty of ways to get involved with CREATE. We’re always looking for new volunteers to join our team to make our programmes and activities possible and to help us fundraise to support our vision. We are currently looking to recruit volunteers for the following roles:

1. Youth Arts Drop-In Volunteer
2. Arts Workshop Volunteer
3. Young Creators (Young Volunteer Opportunity)

Please read the role descriptions below and complete the application form to apply.

Youth Arts Drop In Volunteer

Create are looking for volunteers to support their Create Cafe nights. The cafe’s offer a free creative space for 12-21 year olds to express themselves through music or art and to connect with friends.

Main Duties:

  • To assist in set up and ensure the space is safe/welcoming
  • To assist with the running and delivery of the Create Cafe nights
  • To facilitate/participate in games, activities, and discussions with young people
  • To assist in clean-up and debrief after each cafe
  • To be vigilant to any safeguarding or health and safety concerns

As well as looking for volunteers who are able to assist with the practical and safety elements of the cafes, we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to take the lead in running different activities, such as arts and crafts, or music activities.

The Cafe runs every second Friday of the month 730-10pm. Volunteers are expected to attend from 7-10.30pm. A minimum of 2 cafes per month is required for volunteers.

We’re looking for volunteers with the following skills, attitudes and experience for this role:

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships with young people
  • Creative skills are desired but not essential

Attitudes

  • Are enthusiastic about the values, vision and ethos of Create Paisley
  • Enjoys the experience of working with young people and demonstrates an interest in supporting their personal development.
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Willing to take any identified training.

Experience

  • Experience of working with young people and as part of a team.

Arts Workshop Volunteer

Create are looking for volunteers to support their array of arts workshops that offer a a free creative space for 12-21 year olds to express themselves through music, art, filmmaking, photography and beyond.

Main Duties:

  • To support the coordinator in running activities with young people/meet at the start of each workshop to discuss the session plan
  • To assist the coordinator in preparation and setting-up of equipment/materials and clearing away at the end of the session
  • To ensure the space is safe/welcoming
  • To facilitate/participate in games, activities, and discussions with young people
  • To be vigilant to any safeguarding or health and safety concerns
  • To share any creative skills you may have – art, music, songwriting, photography, filmmaking etc
  • To participate in any training as required
  • To help build skills and confidence in young people
  • To help young people use their skills to engage in their local community

Events & Workshops:

  • Young Creators sessions – co-design workshops with young people who plan and curate their own creative events (film festivals, writers groups, music gigs) – Weekly on Thursdays 5.30pm-8.30pm
  • Couch & Canvas drop-in sessions – young people are encouraged to make art, collaborate and connect with friends, and overall develop their creativity. – Weekly on Mondays 4pm-6.30pm
  • We also have one-off events that will be curated by our Young Creators group, as well as training days for young people, and celebratory, team-building nights (bowling, laser-tag etc). These dates will be decided by the coordinator depending on the availability of volunteers.

We’re looking for volunteers with the following skills, attitudes and experience for this role:

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships with young people
  • Creative skills are desired but not essential

Attitudes

  • Enthusiastic about the values and ethos of Create Paisley
  • Enjoys the experience of working with young people and demonstrates an interest in supporting their personal development.
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Willing to take any identified training.

Experience

  • Experience of working with young people and as part of a team
  • An interest in the arts – film, music, art etc