Chess Craft project Volunteer

Chess Craft is an intergenerational chess project run by Independent Arts. The project gives people the opportunity to learn to play chess, improve their game or just offer participants a place and opposition to play against.

Chess Craft volunteers support the practitioners, perhaps offering help and support to those who are less confident playing, play against people who need a partner or just chat to people who are waiting for a spot to play.

Volunteers will also need to help to set up and pack up the workshop space. Part of the project includes a light lunch to the players.

Volunteers will be expected to make drinks, hand out sandwiches and snacks, clear away pots and wash up after the lunch is served.

No food preparation takes place but you may need to plate up food.

This role may also include some basic administration tasks such as counting participants and gathering feedback for evaluations.


Person Specification: We are looking for people who:

• Have a friendly, welcoming and approachable manner

• Have experience playing chess

• Enjoy and are skilled in social interaction

• Are confident talking about the work of Independent Arts

• Can work effectively in a team

• Want to make a difference in their community

• Are happy in the kitchen as well as at the chess board Chess Craft volunteers will report to the Programmes Manager.


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 10/01/2023

End Date: 31/03/2023

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Availability Details

Volunteers will be needed on Saturday from 11.30am - 2pm


The Creative Hub
48 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 1SB

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