Nature based volunteering opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer to help with our spoon carving workshops in June and July

Oriel Davies and spoon carver Graham Beadle of Lofthouse Spoons are running a series of six carving workshops based in Newtown's parkland. We have an opportunity for a rewarding voluntary role to support these wonderful workshops.

The role would suit someone with an interest in traditional crafts, or simply looking to gain experience of working in the outdoors and with community groups. Due to the nature of the role, a reasonable level of physical fitness is required. The main responsibilities will include (with full training given):

  • Helping to set up and pack down - carrying equipment in a trolley from the gallery to the park ) a 4 minute walk)
  • boiling water for teas and coffees and making drinks
  • Making participants feel welcome - helping individuals if needed
  • Helping to foster an inclusive learning environment
  • Helping to maintain a safe environment

There will be the opportunity to take part in all activities, which will focus on skills inciting and carving wood carving

Dates Fridays 23rd and 30th June, 7th, 14th and 21st July

Timings sessions will run 1 - 4pm, with 30 minutes set up and pack-down either side, so you will be needed 12.30 pm - 4.30pm

A short volunteer induction and necessary training will be given.

Gallery volunteers have access to Tempo Time Credits. You can register and then gain credits for any volunteering at the gallery that can be used across the UK for events, experiences and more.

Please contact kate@orieldavies.org to enquire about the role

Oriel Davies is working with Open Newtown, Cultivate and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust delivering mindful workshops until July 2023. Funded through Welsh Government Enabling Natural Resources and Well-being Programme.

Published: 14.06.2023