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Classes & Workshops Volunteers

Volunteering with Curious Motion is a rewarding and uplifting experience where you can nourish your own wellbeing and play a part in supporting others to live healthy and happy lives.

Overview

We are looking for volunteers to support us with the general running and setup/ close of our regular classes and workshops sessions. There is the option to enjoy a free class as part of your volunteering role too if you would like to!

Curious Motion has a fast-growing programme of dance, movement, and creative classes and workshops taking place regularly in Elland in various community venues. We are currently embarking on a three-year project focused on embedding our activities in the area to tackle chronic loneliness and make excellent arts and health activity accessible to more people in the lower valley, and our regular programme is a key part of this.

Key Information

We are currently looking for volunteers to support our work with children and young people at the following sessions:

Stories in Motion – our children’s movement and storytelling sessions: Thursdays, volunteers needed from 3.30pm until 5.15pm at Elland Library (sessions run in blocks of 5 weeks).

Curious Youth – a new creative programme for teenagers, beginning in February 2024. Saturday mornings, volunteers needed from 9.45am until 11.15am in Elland. Full details of this session will be released shortly.

Key tasks include:

  • Helping set up the room/ space. This might include moving tables and/ or chairs in some venues.
  • Welcoming participants and helping create a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive atmosphere.
  • Preparing, serving, and tidying up tea, coffee, and refreshments.
  • Helping the session practitioner/ artist – for example, handing out sensory props or equipment.
  • Helping to ensure the safety of everyone involved – cleaning up spillages, generally keeping an eye out for any potential hazards, ensuring children are accompanied by their parents/ carers, etc.

Skills/ Experience Required

  • Great at working with people in an inclusive and friendly way
  • Proactive and motivated
  • Passionate about creativity and wellbeing

How to Apply

Please contact Mahshid Alavi for an informal chat and further information on how to apply: mahshid@curiousmotion.org.uk

A woman is crouched down in front of a child, helping the child with a ribbon as they prepare for a dance show.

Further information...

If you’d like an informal chat about the role or need the information in a different format please contact Samantha McCormick on sam@curiousmotion.org.uk

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