Our prime event is the Sheffield Carnival where activities include costume making and dance workshops ending in an outdoor family friendly carnival event.
The role is to support artists to facilitate workshops and general support and supervision of children and adult participation.
Prepare workshop venues (build-up and breakdown) for children and adults to construct costumes
Assist facilitation of workshop activities providing guidance
Gather feedback and evaluation materials
What skills do I need?
We are looking for creative people with the ability to assist others to be creative. We need team players with the ability to follow instructions.
We would like someone with great organisation skills, good communication skills especially with young people aged 3-17.
Anyone with a cheerful attitude and who is calm under pressure would be welcome
What will I gain?
You will gain real life experience supporting a local community organisation and being an integral part of the costume making team. You will gain experience working alongside local artists to facilitate workshops to children, young people and communities within Sheffield.
Training and support
You will receive support from the Project Manager as well as a volunteer induction. The lead artist of each workshop will give guidance and support throughout the workshops.
Time commitments we require are a minimum of 3 hours per week. From 12 April - 15 June a maximum of 12 hours is possible in any week, though this is not an expectation. The placement runs from April - June although individuals are able to choose the weeks they are able to volunteer.
DBS (criminal records) check
There are various locations for the workshops in S1, S2, S10 and S13 across Sheffield
All locations have very good public transport links, travel from the Sheffield University Students' Union is between 5 minutes and 40 minutes dependent on the location.