Our Children's creative holiday programme has been operating for 29 years, and we focus on developing visual arts and performing arts skills for 5 - 13 year olds, together with a lot of group work and collaboration. We seek people who are responsible, mature and can demonstrate that they are able to work appropriately with children. In particular we seek candidates with abilities and interests in the creative visual arts, craft, storytelling and drama at introductory level at least.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;
Goal 3 - Good health and well-being
Goal 4 - Quality education
Volunteers will need to forward their details by e-mail at least 3 weeks before the programme start date, allowing for interview. vetting and orientation / pre-training. Candidates may be interviewed initially by phone then in person if appropriate. CV and documentary photo identification will be required ( Passport or NZ Driver's Licence). Police Vetting check will be required. Prior training and orientation will be needed before commencing duties. The volunteer will need to be committed to attending the agreed hours and duties / responsibilities.
Our next Creative Kids programme begins December 14 - 23, then January 11 - 29. Applicants should submit their details no later than 3 weeks before the start dates of the programme, to allow for orientation and pre-training. This may take 2 or 3 sessions depending on prior experience and background.
During normal programme times we operate daily from 8:15am to 4:15pm. The programme is delivered in multi-day blocks: Mon / Tues, a 2 day BLOCK for art & craft projects - Wed,Thur & Fri which is a 3-day BLOCK for drama / stage craft ending with a show on Friday afternoon. We would require volunteers to be available at minimum for full blocks but preferably for a whole week at a time or even for both weeks. Most volunteers find they gain the most useful knowledge and capabilities by attending the full 2 weeks. Days and roles may be negotiated with volunteers on a case by case basis. Details of our programme can be viewed on our website http://artmakers.co.nz/wordpress/?page_id=510.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Art & Craft