Typically a volunteer will commit to co-hosting a mindful art group with an experienced facilitator. This would include two hours per week running the group, plus an hour of administration after the group, including keeping accurate confidential data records, and posting pictures to Facebook. 

Alternatively you could represent us at networking and marketing events by hosting a stall, or help out with admin and data entry.

If volunteering interests you send us a message to tell us what kind of relevant experience you have, and how long you would want to volunteer for.

Lee Squires: Volunteer

I have been volunteering for Mindful Art Club for three years; co-hosting groups, playing the tongue drum, teaching Qi Gong, and sometimes driving. I met Emma and Peggy when I was in residential treatment for addiction at Closereach, where I enjoyed the mindfulness and art classes taught by Emma. When they started Mindful Art Club I was more than happy to support it. Being a part of MAC has enabled me to live again and redefine myself, my future and my creativity.

Lee Squires

I’ve been volunteering for Mindful Art Club for about two years. My volunteering includes; attending the Annual General Meetings, brainstorming ideas, participating in creating an eight week mindful art course, driving, being a stall holder at promotional and networking events such as Plympton Midsummer Festival at Plympton Castle, Plympton Health and Wellbeing Event at Rees Centre Wellbeing Hub, and Plympton Royal British Legion Family Open Day. I am now a participant in a stakeholder design group with Plymouth University helping to evaluate activities provided by Mindful Art Club and the benefit to session participants.

Joanna Chalmers
Joanna Chalmers – Volunteer

I found Mindful Art Club at a really difficult time in my life and being a part of the community for several years has helped me to heal, recover and grow. I’ve chosen to volunteer to give something back and share my belief that practicing mindfulness, being creative and being your true self in a welcoming and safe space can really enrich and improve your life!

I’ve gained a lot! Mindfulness techniques that I now practice regularly to improve and sustain my health and wellbeing; It’s brought creativity into my life; I’ve reclaimed my confidence and it’s given me a sense of belonging and purpose; I’ve made genuine friends, we support each other through the ups and downs and we also have lots of days out and fun!
If you’re thinking you’d like to be part of this great team and have time to spare to volunteer then just go for it!!! 

Joanna Chalmers