Find out about our volunteer opportunities and see what other volunteer's experiences have been here at Art in the Park.
Art in the Park's projects nearly always involve volunteers working alongside our professionlal artists or office staff.
Our volunteers do all sorts of things, from helping at events, being on the Board of Trustees, admin, publicity, working on the website and contributing ideas about our future.
Please get in touch with us on 01142686813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Or join our mailing list to stay up to date with volunteering opportunities.
We will arrange for you to come in for an interview and to discuss what kind of volunteering you would like to get involved in. There are lots of opportunities to try new things, work experience or develop your existing skills.
We will then ask you to come to a group induction where you will find out more about how we work, what projects we run and what policies our organisation runs by.
We always need volunteers to come and help out in the office. Jobs include things general office tasks such as photocopying, to experience more involved things like keeping the website up to date, publicity and volunteer admin.
If you are interested in raising some funds for Art in the Park please get in touch! Ideas could be a sponsored run, holding an event, a fundraising night out, a cake sale… or anything else you can think of! Please get in touch with Cassie if you are interested: email@example.com
We are developing our publicity here at Art in the Park. Opportunities include helping with our new e-newsletter, updating our event details online, organising our email contact lists, designing new posters and a new leaflet, helping with distribution, writing press releases and photography and film making. There is a lot to do and any big or small input is welcome! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art in the Park are currently looking for a fifth member to join their Board of Trustees. We are seeking a HR professional to support with the development of our policies and procedures supporting our staff, artists and volunteers. There is a minimum requirement of two hours every other month for Board meetings and on average around 5 hours support between meetings. We understand our board members have life and work committments so we make sure each role can contribute in a meaningful and appropriate way. For more details contact email@example.com
We think it's a great opportunity to work with Art in the Park but don't take our word for it see below for two of our past volunteer's expereinces.
I started volunteering for Art in the Park in 2006 while I was a student. Through volunteering, I met new people, explored local spaces and my confidence improved.
In February 2009 I was employed as the Project Support and Admin worker for Art in the Park. This role included tasks such as monitoring and evaluating events, finance, research, volunteer and artist admin, and marketing and publicity plus anything else that cropped up on the way!
The team at Art in the Park was very helpful and supportive, giving me the right amount of guidance and making sure that I found out about any opportunities that came up which were related to my interests. Throughout my internship I had been given a varied workload and no two days were the same. One day I could be in the office drafting contracts for our artists, making booking forms and contacting participants, another day I could be writing press releases and using Twitter and Facebook to promote our events and liaise with our followers. There was even an opportunity to use some of the experience gained as part of my Psychology degree as I had to construct an online questionnaire that was supposed to measure the impact of our art classes on the target communities.
Having this broad perspective of how work is conducted at Art in the Park, I was pleasantly impressed by their commitment to quality and their professional integrity. Finally, I cannot stress enough what a wonderful experience this has been for me. Art in the Park is a small organisation with a big heart and they have won my lasting admiration.