Give a Day or Two

Dynamic Ceramic Volunteer

This event takes place on 4th November. We need your assistance between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Can you help?

This year the Shipley Art Gallery is celebrating its 100th Birthday. As part of the celebration we are celebrating all things clay with an event designed to create, experiment and dance with clay and dough.  Visitors will have the opportunity to make their own dough, join in with our clay party and try out a range of different doughs in our clay play zone. We will also be creating a miniature Shipley Art Gallery full of exciting works of art, all made out of clay. Plus, The Kiln Pottery Studio will be coming giving visitors the opportunity to paint a ceramic tile.

We will need 3-5 volunteers to assist with craft activities, maintain the gallery and supervise the disco room. You will work alongside the project team to deliver a range of engaging activities to families ensuring that everyone has and exciting day.  

What's involved?

To make the day a seamless success we would like you to help with:

*Helping to set up the space

*Assisting with Art and craft activities

*Assisting visitors by giving information and answering questions

*Maintain the appearance of the exhibition spaces

*Assist with tidying up at the end of the evening

*Duration of event will be from 9.30-2.30pm on Saturday 30th September (Actual event 10-2pm)


Why get involved?

It will be a fun filled day with loads to get involved with, you will be able to try some clay activities.

You will gain experience of working with a wide variety of ages and will be working alongside museum professionals giving you brilliant experience of working in a cultural venue. This is definitely an experience that can enhance your CV.

Training, supervision and guidance will be provided by the Events coordinator on the day about locations and points of interest in the gallery and the duties of the day.

*Please note: we are happy to cover any volunteer transport costs involved with this role


How to get involved?

  1. Log in or sign up to Volunteer for TWAM.
  2. Accept this challenge.
  3. Await a response from us with more information.

Ideal Skills

  • Working as part of a team
  • Arts and crafts
  • Working with Children (6 - 15)
  • Working with Children (under 5's)
  • Customer Service

Ideal Interests

  • Working with the public
  • Arts and crafts
  • Meeting new people
  • Learning and Education