Interested in Volunteering?

As Core Arts expands so does our need for volunteers.

We currently have a highly successful volunteer program for those who share Core Arts mission and values. We welcome enthusiastic individuals who are eager to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for our members. 

  • Work directly with members, often working in a group setting or providing 1:1 support in creative activities and creative work planning
  • Motivate and assist members in their projects
  • Bring technical and practical assistance to the workshop sessions
  • Be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of work
  • Maintain a positive and supportive work environment for both members and teachers
Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, from the local community to overseas. Many are already part of the art community and some have experienced mental health issues first hand. Please note that background experience in art or a related field of interest is required.
Volunteering at Core Arts is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in accessing our services but who may not meet our membership criteria.
Volunteers can gain work experience in a particular environment of interest, develop their own skills in tutoring, administration, teaching and reception
Volunteers may also get the chance to participate in external events, perform at gigs, exhibit artwork, and strengthen their own art skills.
Members NOTE: This option is for existing Core Arts members interested in volunteering.

Members who would like to develop existing skills and experience work like activity and training; including contributing to the running of Core Arts through the members Involvement Scheme and Core Council are encouraged to join.
Applicants interested in this option and who fit the criteria should contact:
Emily Cubitt, Enrolment Membership Manager – send Emily an email
Music (Instruments, Singing & Songwriting)
Front-of-House
Multimedia/ICT
Art (Drawing, Painting)
Ceramics
Printmaking
Textiles
Sports

See our timetable for list of courses

Current vacancies

Table Tennis Coach

Salary: £21 p/h
Days: Fridays 2.30pm-5.30pm (term time only)
Location: Core Arts, 1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Closing date: Sunday 13th June

Purpose of the role:

Core Arts is a leading creative education arts college for adults suffering mild to severe mental health issues.

The Sports Department are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Table Tennis Coach with experience working in an adult community setting, to join our tutor team on Fridays.

You will be responsible for delivering sessions at our Centre in Homerton, Hackney.

Responsibilities & Job Summary:

  • The planning and delivery of creative, active, and engaging sessions for adults with mental health. This includes, singles, doubles, and improving skill set and knowledge in table tennis.
  • To develop positive relationships with all members and the entire Core Sport team including providing instruction to and work alongside session volunteers.
  • Must be available to work Friday afternoons 2.30pm-5pm.
  • To support at a variety of events throughout the year including tournaments in-house and with outside organisations.
  • Support the administration elements of the programme including data collection of attendance and progression.
  • Support the creation of case studies/good news stories to measure the impact of the programme.
  • Help grow the programme by being proactive and inviting players of the required ability to join sessions, as well as work towards members goals and creative work plans.
  • To attend regular meetings and training for continuous professional development ‚Äď e.g. in-house safe guarding training, risk assessments, first aid etc.
  • Work flexibly to ensure full and supportive delivery of the programme.
  • Commit to ongoing self-directed learning to further develop work-related skills and knowledge.

Knowledge/Qualifications

  • Possess a level 2 NGB Table Tennis coaching qualification and First Aid certificate (E)
  • Ability to empathise with and give support to participants who may not feel comfortable in learning or sports-related environments, ensuring we offer inclusivity in all aspects of the sessions and ensure all members feel included and are working towards their outline goals in a holistic approach (E)
  • Sound sports development knowledge and experience with a proven track record of achievement (E)
  • Experience working with adults with previous experience working with those with a severe and enduring mental health need. (D)
  • Current DBS certificate (D)
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, to ensure that the session has an emphasis of community and social inclusivity (E)
  • Experience in working with a variety of participants with wide-ranging abilities (E)

(E)= Essential
(D)= Desiderable

How to apply

To apply, please sent a CV and covering letter on how you meet the requirements of the job description and specification to gmolinari@corearts.co.uk

For further information please call Giuliana Molinari on 020 8510 9990.
Closing date: Sunday 13th June

Volunteer positions

Logic Music Volunteer

Fridays ‚Äď one-to-one experience required
*to arrive 15mins before session and clear up after session

Key responsibilities

  • To participate, assist, and learn to facilitate music rehearsals and recording sessions in the music studio.
  • To assist in the recording of music produced by members.
  • To respond flexibly to each member‚Äôs needs and help them achieve their creative music potential at Core by using the resources available.
  • To offer one-on-one music lessons if and when appropriate, enabling members to learn new skills and apply them in jam sessions with support.
  • To learn how to facilitate and write Creative Work Plans with members (you will be trained to do this).
  • To keep the music studio and general music area tidy and free of clutter, and in doing so role model good practice for members.
  • To contribute to and attend music department meetings, Core Council and de-brief meetings when at Core Arts.

Skills and Ability

  • Highly skilled in playing a variety of styles in percussion instruments, preferably drums, to the standard of a professional musician (‚Äʬ†applies to some roles only).
  • Ability to play the guitar (‚Äʬ†applies to some roles only).
  • A willingness to pitch in and help when asked.
  • An ability to work creatively and flexibly with vulnerable people.

Hours/days

  • To volunteer a minimum of 3 hours from 11am-2pm, or until 5pm if available on Fridays each week.
  • Time commitment ‚Äď minimum 3 months, ideally 6 months to 1 year.
  • Willing to work extra shifts when requested by staff, if available.
  • Music volunteers can be paid to cover Music Tutors if they are registered as self-employed.

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to.
  • To be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of the work.
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts.
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures.

Additional Benefits

  • ¬£6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food).
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme.
  • Training and development opportunities are also available.

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

Wednesday Morning Music Volunteer for Jam Sessions (Guitar and/or Bass)

Wednesday 10.00am to 1.30pm

Key responsibilities

  • To participate, assist, and learn to facilitate music rehearsals
  • To respond flexibly to each member‚Äôs needs and help them achieve their creative music potential at Core by using the resources available
  • To contribute to and attend music department meetings, Core Council and de-brief meetings when at Core Arts

Skills and Ability

  • Highly skilled in playing guitar and/or bass to the standard of a professional musician
  • Confident browsing the internet and general ICT knowledge
  • A willingness to pitch in and help when asked
  • An ability to work creatively and flexibly with vulnerable people

Hours/days

  • To volunteer a minimum of 3.5 hours from 10am-1.30pm
  • Time commitment ‚Äď minimum 3 months, ideally 6 months
  • Willing to work extra shifts when requested by staff, if available
  • Music volunteers can be paid to cover Music Tutors if they are registered as self-employed

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of the work
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • ¬£6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development opportunities are also available

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

Core Sport Volunteer (multiple positions available)

Monday ‚Äď Saturday both AM and PM availability

Job Purpose

Core Sport are looking for several highly motivated Core Sport volunteers to add value to our sporting provisions and aiding mental health recovery through sport. Ideal candidates will have experience in engaging in regular physical activity on a personal level and are friendly, approachable, and highly motivated to get others involves under the leadership of the lead session tutor. Previous experience working with adults with a mental health need of NGB sporting qualifications are desirable, but not essential.

Currently roles available:

  • Front of House/Reception ‚Äď Mondays 11am ‚Äď 4.30pm
  • Cycling group volunteer ‚Äď Wednesdays 1.15pm ‚Äď 3.45pm
  • General sports volunteer ‚Äď Friday 11am ‚Äď 5pm

Duties and responsibilities

  • To participate, assist and reinforce teaching points of sport session/exercise class under the instruction of the lead tutor, creating a community atmosphere. Outcomes and instructions for the for the sessions will be outlined before and after the sessions with full lesson plan and debrief provided by the tutor.
  • To respond flexibly to each member‚Äôs needs and help them achieve success towards their creative work plans and outlined goals, which they have set out on induction. This may be providing on-to-one support for those who have additional needs.
  • To meet and greet members upon arrival and registering attendance of each session, ensuring you make introductions to other members and staff/tutors for those coming to a session for the first time.
  • To keep the sports area and storage places tidy and free of clutter, and in doing so be a role model of good practice for members as well as being Covid-19 safe, adhering to policies and procedures in place currently
  • Learn how to facilitate and lead sections of a class to more able or less able attendees, ensuring we are always inclusive to members individual needs under guidance from the tutor.
  • To provide the lead tutor with feedback and offer insight to developing and improving services through own experience and ideas, as well as through interaction with members.

Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience in either participating in sport or conducting sports sessions that is applicable to the session.
  • A willingness to pitch in when needed and ability to adapt to depending on group attendance.
  • An ability to work flexibly with vulnerable adults.
  • Be friendly, approachable, and highly motivating.
  • Willingness to work as part of team and be proactive in working independently.
  • Ability to record data ‚Äď filling our registers in a clear way, tracking attendance etc.
  • Be able to be part of sessions that happens in the local community (outdoor parks, local venues etc).

Additional Benefits

  • ¬£6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Training and development signposting is available
  • Contribute positively to team working including attending team meetings and supervisory sessions and adhere to the policies and procedures of Core Arts
  • Comply with and contribute pro-actively to the Core Arts Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • To attend and contribute positively to supervision sessions and reflective practice
  • To undertake any required training and updating of skills as necessary

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.

ICT Volunteer

Tuesdays 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Key responsibilities

  • Work supporting the tutor in their class
  • Help with setting up and clearing up at the end of the session
  • Motivate and assist members in their projects and respond flexibly to each members needs and help them achieve success towards their creative work plans and outlined goals
  • Bring technical and practical assistance to the workshop sessions using your ICT expertise
  • Be punctual, committed and professional in all aspects of work
  • Maintain a positive and supportive work environment for both members and teachers

Skills and Ability

  • Previous experience in ICT sessions desirable
  • An ability to work flexibly with vulnerable adults
  • Three months commitment

General Duties

  • To ensure basic health and safety practices are adhered to
  • To work within the Equal Opportunities Framework observed at Core Arts
  • To follow Core Arts Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

Additional Benefits

  • ¬£6 per session paid expenses (please provide receipts for travel and food)
  • Core Arts Members can be part of the Membership Exchange Programme
  • Training and development signposting is available
  • Contribute positively to team working including attending team meetings and supervisory sessions and adhere to the policies and procedures of Core Arts
  • Comply with and contribute pro-actively to the Core Arts Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • To attend and contribute positively to supervision sessions and reflective practice
  • To undertake any required training and updating of skills as necessary

How to apply

Please download our application form and send it with your CV and cover letter to Giuliana Molinari at mail@corearts.co.uk expressing why you are interested in this role and what experience you have in relation to the abilities, responsibilities and skills required.
If you have any questions, please call 020 8510 9990.