Skill Share Workshop Leader

Project leader - re-use crafts

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Project Overview
Action 21 run a programme of sustainability-themed craft activities and workshops for the local community. Through teaching traditional skills that may also be applied to re-used materials, we hope to encourage and facilitate less reliance upon mass-produced goods.

As a Workshop Leader, you would plan and deliver one or more Skill Share workshops for groups composed either of the general public or specific sections of the community such as single mums, unemployed people, senior citizens or families. We can support you in developing your ideas and planning the session/s you will lead. We’ll also promote your sessions as part of our wider Skill Share programme.

Skills/previous experience sought
Competence in a skill such as:

  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Basic sewing
  • Dressmaking
  • Cushion making
  • Furniture upcycling
  • Basic woodwork
  • Tool sharpening
  • Basketry
  • Rag rugging
  • Ability to teach others that skill
  • Good communication and planning skills
  • Preferably experience of working in or leading a group.

Person specification
You will need to be:

  • A patient and caring person
  • Someone who enjoys working with others
  • Capable, personable and confident.

Minimum age: 18

Benefits of the role

  • Excellent work experience – the opportunity to gain teaching, facilitation and leadership experience
  • Training and support is provided
  • A reference is provided on satisfactory performance in role
  • We believe that volunteers should not be out of pocket for donating their time and effort and so we make a contribution to volunteers’ public travel expenses
  • Tea, coffee, soup and biscuits are available
  • You’ll be part of the wider circle of Action 21 volunteers who volunteer at the Charity’s Re-Useful Centre.

Times needed:

  • Mon –Sun

Location:

  • TBC

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