Arts at Home Volunteer - bringing joy and pleasure to care home residents through arts and culture

Do you love arts & culture? Passionate about combatting loneliness & isolation in care homes? Arts at Home is looking for volunteers to bring joy and pleasure to residents in care homes by delivering arts sessions.

What You'll Do: 

Volunteers (in pairs) will lead a one-hour engaging and participatory session discussing works of art with a group of residents and care staff. If you are a confident communicator and passionate about arts and culture, we would love to hear from you.

 

There are several places in London where you can volunteer with us, including Battersea, Dalston, Euston Square, Limehouse, Leytonstone, Mile End,, Shepherd's Bush, St. James's Park station Broadway, Surrey Quays, Tottenham Hale. Please specify in the application where you would like to volunteer and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Why You'll Love It: 
  • You will connect with your local community - especially isolated older residents. 
  • You will learn how to deliver arts sessions with an engaging, conversation-led approach using our 'Arts at Home' toolkit. 
  • You will become part of Art Explora's volunteer network.
  • You will witness how arts and culture supports people's mental health and well-being.
What You'll Learn: 
  • How to deliver arts sessions in a care home enivronment using an engaging, conversation led approach.
  • Skills around communication and dementia. 
  • Arts education tools. 
  • About the UK adult social care sector.
  • Hows arts and culture supports mental health and well-being.
What We're Looking For: 
  • Passionate about arts and culture.
  • Friendly and confident talking to people of all ages.
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Interest in arts education.
  • Teamworking skills. 
Summary
Volunteering
Volunteer
Arts
Culture
Older People
London
United Kingdom
0 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Public Speaking
Empathy
Relevant interests: 
Arts and Sculpture
Museums, Libraries and Institutions
Requirements: 
DBS check
Over 18 years old
Training

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