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Arts and Crafts Volunteers - Banbridge (Role takes place between Mon-Fri)

To plan, organise and run group arts and crafts activities in the community for service users and encourage service user participation. This role provides volunteers with an opportunity to develop their own self-confidence in facilitation as well as learning from staff and other volunteers. This role may also involve supporting staff to engage service-users in community activities. 

Main duties

  • Organise and plan arts and crafts activities within Banbridge
  • To help promote the sessions.
  • Facilitate members in accessing the sessions.
  • Participate in online training.
  • To ensure health and safety is maintained at all times.
  • To support the team in various tasks as required by Supervisor.
  • Report back to Supervisor on issues and updates.

Abilities and experience


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience in arts and crafts
  • Good organisational skills. 
  • Manage the resources of the group as agreed by the Supervisor 
  • Knowledge of health and safety. 
  • Interest in supporting those affected by severe mental illness. 


  • Previous experience of facilitating groups.  
  • Previous experience within the Voluntary sector, or previous knowledge of those affected by severe mental illness. 

MindWise volunteers are encouraged to live the MindWise values when they are carrying out a volunteer role, in all interactions with staff, service-users and other volunteers. Find out more about our values. 

Additional information

All appropriate and agreed expenses will be covered as per MindWise expenses policy.   

Enhanced Access NI checks will be carried out on all regulated positions and successfully returned prior to placement. To assist in the role volunteers will be expected to attend and fully engage in guidance and support meetings with an allocated volunteer supervisor and will have access to regular training. 


Volunteer applicants must be over 18 and will be inducted via the Active 8 volunteer programme.  They will be invited to an informal interview with the volunteer manager and the service manager. 

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