We are looking for someone with creative flair, who is a keen painter or enjoys drawing. However, it is important that the carer can easily purchase and access the same materials at home for a low cost. For example, clay modelling would be difficult to facilitate. We are looking for a dynamic and outgoing arts and enthusiast who can really bring arts to life and provide some light hearted fun for our carers.
You will have a positive outlook on enhancing carers’ quality of life and creating a sense of community through this role.
The role: Facilitate a weekly or biweekly arts workshop for eight to ten hourly sessions Create a therapeutic and welcoming atmosphere where carers can forget their caring role for an hour You will have a real passion for arts, and have the capacity to teach and mentor others whilst developing carers creativity You will plan classes and explain the theories behind art, as well as encourage discussion where appropriate.
About Carers Network - Kensington and Chelsea
Carers Network is an independent charity. Our vision is that every unpaid carer is recognised and leads a healthy, fulfilling life with control over their caring role.
Carers Network provides a tailored service to unpaid carers; supporting them to identify their needs and empowering them to make informed choices for themselves and the person they care for.
Core services include:Information - carers are offered an initial assessment and information about carers rights through to a Statutory Carers Assessment.
Specialist Support: We have an enhanced level of support, which may involve more in-depth casework, and advocacy.
Counselling Service: Carers are offered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions by a qualified and experienced therapist. And much more!
Times you can volunteer
Monday: Mornings, Afternoons
Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons
Wednesday: Mornings, Afternoons
Thursday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Friday: Mornings, Afternoons