Time to give? We are looking for volunteers to join us
We are looking for volunteers to join our team.
The support of our volunteers and artists helps us improve the lives of older people and those living with dementia through creavitity.
Were launching a unique friendship service in Gateshead and are looking for people able to give half a day a week to help support it.
Named Creative Friends the scheme focuses on people’s interests as a way to help them reconnect with their communities and form new friendships.
Alice Thwaite, Equal Arts co-director, said: “Creative Friends brings people together to enjoy creative activities, visiting galleries, developing old interests and discovering new ones.
“Working with older people for more than 30 years we have seen first-hand how a shared interest in the arts, whether this is painting, music or dance, can spark new friendships.
“Creative Friends will give people the opportunity to make new friends and get a little bit of support to get out there and try new things.”
Bob Davidson joined Equal Arts as a volunteer four years ago after retiring from his pottery business.
He said: “I have always been busy, working 10 hours a day and then I retired and thought ‘what am I going to do with my life?’
“I like to be involved and meet people and Equal Arts is a great way of doing this. I find it hugely worthwhile.”
To find out more about signing up to Creative Friends or to volunteer with us ring 0191 477 5775, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.equalarts.org.uk
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