Venture Arts would not be able to continue to offer the excellence in our work without the ongoing dedication of those people who volunteer with us. Our volunteers find the experience very rewarding and many have gone on to use their experiences in a wide range of future careers.
Venture Arts volunteers assist our team of professional artists within the studio environment. They support learning disabled people to produce high quality artwork resulting in increased wellbeing confidence, social and creative skills. Good communication, patience and enthusiasm are essential but volunteers are not required to have art skills. No prior experience is necessary, but an interest in the Arts and / or Health and Social Care is beneficial.
Volunteers at Venture Arts come from all walks of life – student, professional, creative, social care and health. Equally, volunteers choose to give their time to Venture Arts for many reasons – to gain experience in community arts, social care, psychology, education and health; for a school or university placement; as part of a volunteering scheme; or simply to spend their time doing something enjoyable in the community.
We are not currently taking on any new volunteers. However, volunteers do move on and if you would like to join our waiting list please complete our Volunteering Application Form here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please download our Volunteering Information Pack here.
We welcome applications throughout the year from students undertaking placements as part of their academic programmes. We regularly host placement students from Manchester and Salford based Universities and local high schools and colleges. We have also welcomed placement students from further afield including Huddersfield, Derby, Leeds, Japan, France and Germany.
All our placements opportunities for the 2022 academic year are now full.