Art Drop In Classroom Assistant Volunteer

Submitted by Natalie Oman on September 19, 2019 - 16:01
Salary / Fee: 
Closing Date: 
Monday, 30 September, 2019

About Crisis
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We are committed to ending homelessness.

Every day we see the devastating impact homelessness has on people's lives. Every year we work side by side thousands of homeless people to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. We do this at Crisis Skylight Oxford through providing education, training along with support around housing, employment and health.

Role outline:
Crisis Skylight Oxford offers Art Classes that allows individuals to explore their own creativity through drawing, still life painting, experimental mixed media and 3-D work. We are looking for a volunteer who is engaging and interested in working with people but will also lend a hand with practical tasks such as keeping the art room tidy.

What you will gain:
An opportunity to be part of a friendly team who are committed to ending homelessness and the knowledge that your role is making a difference to our members lives
Gain experience communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and develop new and existing skills within an adult learning environment
Access to support as and when required including regular supervisions with a relevant supervisor
A way to learn more about homelessness and the charity sector through a structured induction
Travel and lunch expenses reimbursed where appropriate
A factual reference from a reputable organisation

Core tasks and what you will achieve:
Assisting the tutor in delivering high quality sessions and keeping clients focused, taking direction from the tutor on how best to support the class
Providing support to individual members within the group to help them achieve their learning objectives, encouraging them to develop their skills and confidence
Supporting the tutor with preparation of classroom resources
Maintaining the classroom environment during class times as well as packing away at the end
Assisting clients with the completion of any relevant paperwork, where requested by the tutor

Who we are looking for:
Commitment to learning and an interest in the subject. Specific subject knowledge / experience may be necessary depending on the topic
Interpersonal communication skills with a particular focus on listening
Good time-keeping and reliability
Non-judgmental, patient and friendly
An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and maintaining boundaries

Additional Information:
All Crisis volunteers are asked to:
• Comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times
• To maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all accessible information about members and the organisation
• Be positive, productive and have the passion to help end homelessness

Contact Details: 

Please contact to request an application form or ask for more info

Visual Arts
Education (adult learning)