Artistic and Creative volunteers needed! The Art Place, Chelmsford

The Art Place is an exciting gallery, workshop, artist studio, shop and classroom where people of all backgrounds and abilities can come together to connect and express themselves through art.

The emphasis is on creating an inclusive, fun environment that supports people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, and creates opportunities for cultural exchange through art and creativity. We also run a Dementia Group on Fridays.

We need volunteers to help out at our workshops which include clay, painting, drawing, textiles, wood craving, and card-making. 

Volunteers also help on the till, making refreshments, and in chatting and engaging with visitors, and encouraging them to join in and have fun.

We welcome volunteers who wish to grow their own confidence, or who themselves need an extra bit of support.


Being artistic, or creatively-minded is definitely a plus, but no specific skill or expertise is needed.

You should enjoy being around people, and be kind and understanding of different people's needs and abilities.

You must be open-minded and tolerant, and interested in learning about different cultures and experiences to your own.

Workshops run Monday-Saturday: 9.00 – 17.30, and on  Sundays: 10.30- 16.30.

Volunteer shifts are 9am to 12noon; 12noon to 15.00; or 15.00 to 17.30.

We are based in The Meadows Shopping Centre, Chelmsford.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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

Availability Details

Workshops run Monday-Saturday: 9.00 – 17.30 and on Sundays: 10.30- 16.30. Shifts are 9am to 12; 12 to 15.00; or 15 to 176.30.


The Art Place
Meadows Shopping Centre

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