POSTED ON: 4th of April 2019

Volunteer opportunities

Some great opportunities to volunteer at Art in Healthcare's events and workshops are coming up. Please see more information below.


Twitter Art Exhibit

In brief:
Volunteers required to help at the opening night and following day of TwitterArtExhibit Sale #TAE19 at Out of the Blue, 32-36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9HW

Dates required:      
11 May – opening night – 5:30pm-8:30pm

12 May – 10am-4pm

More information:
Twitter Art Exhibit is an annual art exhibition that has taken place in locations all around the world from Norway to Australia. In May 2019 Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE19) is coming to Scotland for the first time, and its charity beneficiary will be Art in Healthcare!

The opening night of TAE19 is special. Many of the artists worldwide who have donated to Twitter Art Exhibit make a special journey to the opening night to meet old friends and new, and buy art. There will be new faces, but many have supported TAE for a number of years. It will be a lively, friendly but busy event.

If you like art, having fun and being part of a team then please come and help out at the Twitter Art Exhibit charity postcard sale.

We are looking for a team of willing volunteers to help with the sale of postcard art on the opening night and following day. Duties will be varied from handling coats and welcoming artists and the public to the venue, selling raffle tickets, applying red dots to the postcard art, gently removing them from the walls and labelling and bagging for sale. You may also be asked to handle cash and credit card payments.

We are also looking for people with an interest in media to film the event on Periscope.

You will be working alongside Art in Healthcare and TAE19 volunteers. Full briefing and guidance will be given. Please contact with a brief expression of interest and availability. We will then invite you for an informal interview at Art in Healthcare.


Inverleith House exhibition

In brief:
Volunteers required for an exhibition at Inverleith House in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Dates required:
6 June – Opening evening – 6pm – 8.30pm
7 June – 16 June – 10am to 5pm

More information:
The exhibition will take place over two floors of the building at Inverleith House. First floor will show artworks from Art in Healthcare’s collection (not for sale). The second floor will show artworks from Barbara Rae and Victoria Crowe (Art in Healthcare’s Patrons) and other artists – for sale. This is a fundraising exhibition, where artists from Art in Healthcare’s collection have joined to sell artworks for supporting the work of Art in Healthcare.

Opening evening invigilators – the opening exhibition will be a very busy event, with over one-hundred people expected to visit the exhibition. Refreshments will be provided. The invigilators would assist in making sure that visitors can be directed and guided within the building if required, answer visitor queries and refer to members of staff, generally supervise the exhibition and the safety of artworks. One invigilator will be required to take note of the number of visitors joining the exhibition event.

Day-time invigilators will assist in making sure that visitors enjoy their experience of viewing the exhibition, will answer questions related to art on display or Art in Healthcare (Art in Healthcare will provide induction prior to starting with the role), answer purchase queries and forward queries/info to Art in Healthcare staff, report on any suspicious behaviour from visitors.

Please contact with a brief expression of interest and availability. We will then invite you for an informal interview at Art in Healthcare.



In brief:
Volunteers required for art workshops in Wester Hailes and Muirhouse, Edinburgh.

Days required:
Wednesdays 12pm-3pm at North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ

Thursdays 12pm-3pm at WHALE, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh EH14 2SA

More information:
Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, ROOM FOR ART is Art in Healthcare’s programme of visual arts workshops delivered by artists throughout Edinburgh using a social prescribing approach and occupational therapy supported model of one-to-ones.

Making ‘room for art’ and taking part in arts activity can impact positively and in some cases have a transformative effect on health and wellbeing. We see it time and time again in the work we do.

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer for at these free weekly group workshops which are delivered by artists.

Role purpose

To support the artists delivering the workshop. This is purely an assistant role – you would never be expected to deliver a workshop yourself.

Specific tasks in workshops

      Help with set up and tidy

      Make teas and coffees for participants

      Chat to participants and join in with activity to make your own art

      Assist people with their artwork when required i.e. finding specific material

      ?Undertake the occasional sort-out of materials and help artist with orders

      ?Assist with observation forms and any other evaluation

      ?Attend sharing events with other volunteers and artists

      What do you get out of it?

      ·         You will be given one-to-one guidance and support from the Outreach Manager and artists you work with

      ·         Meet new people and see the impact art can have on health and wellbeing

      ·         Gain an insight into facilitating art workshops and get experience of supporting people

      ·         Try new art techniques by taking part in the workshops

      ·         Enhance your CV and gain written references after a minimum of 3 months

      ·         A PVG certificate if you don’t already have one

      What we are looking for in you

      ·         Great communication skills and enjoyment talking to people

      ·         A clear and friendly manner

      ·         A passion for supporting people and an enthusiasm for Art in Healthcare and ROOM FOR ART

      ·         Reliability and good timekeeping

      ·         Commitment to weekly workshops for a minimum of 10 weeks (3 hours of you time each week including set up and tidy up)

      Please contact with a brief expression of interest and availability. We will then invite you for an informal interview at Art in Healthcare.