Volunteer with Art4Space

Come and get involved by volunteering at our studios and experience an excellent way of gaining new skills and hands on experience. 

Creative Surgery

This is our weekly volunteer session held on Tuesdays between 1 and 5pm. Come when it suits you. 
Please get in touch with our Volunteer Manager volunteer@art4space.co.uk if you have any questions or would like to join.

What we can offer:

Help out with general tasks

Connect and inspire people to strengthen their communities.

Volunteer your time on our community art projects – often mosaic.

Interested? Get in touch; volunteer@art4space.co.uk.

What some of our volunteers have said:

Below are some quotes from volunteer placements.

‘I embarked on a voluntary placement with Art4Space to understand the process of running a successful community arts organisation and to support my experience of running creative workshops. I was welcomed with open arms into an organisation that not only offers creative opportunities to local people, but nurtures those relationships and tailors projects to suit their abilities and needs. My background is in fashion and textiles yet I found ceramics and mosaic to be a therapeutic medium that I thoroughly enjoyed working with and will continue to work with in the future. During my time at Art4Space I was allowed to see the development of several projects from designing to installation, work on a marketing campaign, understand the process of funding applications, and plan workshops. I hope to continue my relationship with Art4Space and work/collaborate on projects in the future’.

‘The best time of my life!’

‘Over the duration of my 6month placement at Art4Space, I gained invaluable experience of a small community organisation, and the work they carry out.  This ranged from mosaics and workshops in the centre and on outreach, community events and fundraising. The skills and experience from the placement have put in the best situation possible for my future projects and I am very thankful to Julie and Eli who made it a fun and enjoyable time.’ 


Below are comments from people who have volunteered with Art4Space.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the short time I spent with you and fellow volunteers. I believe what you are doing – providing the space for communities to come together in an inspiring and creative environment – is so important. I hope you will re-start the volunteer programme next year as it provides an opportunity for like-minded people to give something back to local communities’

‘I’ve really enjoyed coming along to the volunteer sessions at Art4space. It has been great to learn more about the process of mosaicing and Julie, Eli and other volunteers are really encouraging and supportive of the work the volunteers do and make people feel very welcome and comfortable. It is wonderful to be part of community projects and to work with, and meet different people every week. It is so important that centres such as these remain within communities as they are integral to the growth of social harmony and are wonderful environments for young people to become immersed in something positive and inspiring. Art4space does exactly that and much more’

‘I enjoyed volunteering at Art4Space throughout the last year. I felt that I could make a small contribution to the large mosaic/ ceramic installations and that this was definitely appreciated. The staff and other volunteers in the studio were always welcoming and friendly. There was a positive atmosphere, interesting conversation and lots of cups of tea! Jewels and Eli responded to what the individual volunteer wanted to do and was capable of. Within the framework of the overall piece you were able to interpret things in your own way and each time it was a challenge it was not just mechanically ‘painting by numbers’. Actually I think this helps to make their installations so vibrant and lively. I would recommend volunteering at Art4Space to anyone who felt the need to be visually creative. I always came away from the studio with a feeling of satisfaction

‘Although I have Lived in Stockwell most of my life, I have never found anywhere to get involved locally within the arts and volunteering. Since coming to Art4space I have found a community around the corner where I can use my creativity to help others. Through Art4Space I have worked with my community that I had always felt outside from, doing projects involving the local neighbourhood including Stockwell festival, workshops, art auction etc. Art4Space is a warm and welcoming environment, a safe and inspiring place to come where we work together and feel part of a team both socially and creatively. In all my years in Stockwell I have never found anywhere like this, a real gem in London. My father who has had a stroke has been welcomed with open arms on Art4Space volunteer days. He thoroughly enjoys it and gives my mother (his carer) a break as she knows he’s in a safe place. I have met and worked with volunteers from all walks of life and worked with all ages and feel supported, encouraged and inspired. Everyone is treated like a friend. I personally have been through some tough times lately with unemployment and depression, Art4Space has been a haven to lift me out of my doldrums, I come here to relax and always leave uplifted’


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