Picture Play Project Volunteer

Picture Play Project Volunteer Role Profile (supporting workshops for primary aged families)

Picture Play is a fun Saturday morning creative session for primary-aged families; it’s as much for the parents/carers as their children.

As well as teaching new art skills, Picture Play encourages team-work and communication, supporting parents to work with their children and giving children the opportunity to collaborate with other families.

Picture Play is currently open to all families, but often includes children deemed potentially vulnerable to social isolation, eg those with SEN, home-schooled children and families for whom English is a second language.

The sessions run in blocks of varying lengths (three to twelve weeks) and each block is designed around a fun and accessible theme, for example ‘Paint Your Face’. ‘Big and Tiny’ and ‘Colour Lab’.

The sessions are ‘process-led’ (ie. are based around learning new art skills, some of which might not be available at home or at school), but include an element of art history.

From September 2022, Arts Award qualifications will be offered with some Picture Play blocks.

Volunteers will help support the sessions by helping to provide a fun atmosphere and warm welcome to participants, offering an extra pair of hands to our practitioners and participants, and helping to keep things running smoothly.

Volunteers will serve as an extra pair of eyes and ears for the practitioner.

We expect that our volunteers will have to get stuck in and help with creative activities and things might get a bit messy!

Volunteers will also have to help prepare drinks and snacks for group


• Have a friendly, welcoming, and approachable manner

• Have an interest or experience in working with children and families

• Have an interest or experience working with potentially vulnerable groups

• Enjoy and are skilled in social interaction

• Can work effectively in a team

• Want to make a difference in their community

• Can get stuck in with arts and crafts projects

This role may suit a young volunteer, but all ages considered.


  • 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: 24/09/2022

End Date: 28/01/2023

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No Yes
Afternoon No No No No No No Yes
Evening No No No No No No No


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

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