Creative Activities
Posted 8 months ago

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes per week

About Langdon 

Langdon is a Jewish Charity, an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation supporting adults and young people with learning disabilities and autism to live independent lives through supported living, education, employment support and social activities. We support people in the Jewish Community in both London and Manchester enabling those to thrive and have equal opportunities and empowering them to live their very best lives and be their best, true selves.

What will you be doing? 

We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic Arts and Crafts Volunteer to join our team on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM to lead our art sessions. The volunteer will play a vital role in providing engaging and therapeutic arts and crafts activities for participants, fostering self-expression, creativity, and a sense of accomplishment.

The role includes:

  • Set up the crafting area and gather necessary materials before each session.
  • Welcome and interact with participants in a friendly and inclusive manner, creating an atmosphere of positivity and encouragement.
  • Assist participants with various arts and crafts projects, offering guidance and support while allowing them to explore their creativity.
  • Adapt and tailor crafting activities to accommodate participants’ abilities, preferences, and interests.
  • Demonstrate different crafting techniques, such as painting, drawing, collage, and other hands-on activities.
  • Encourage participants to express themselves through their artwork and help them overcome any challenges they may encounter.
  • Foster a sense of community and social interaction among participants by facilitating group discussions and sharing sessions during crafting.
  • Maintain a clean and organized crafting area, ensuring the safety of participants and the proper use of materials.
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for future sessions and activity improvements.
What are we looking for?
  • Passion for arts and crafts and the therapeutic benefits of creative expression.
  • Creativity and ability to design and lead engaging crafting activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Patience, empathy, and a compassionate approach when working with participants facing emotional, cognitive, or physical challenges.
  • Reliable and punctual, committed to a consistent weekly schedule.
  • Prior experience in crafting, art education, or working with vulnerable populations is a plus but not required.
What impact will I make and what will I gain?
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on Members’ well-being through creative self-expression.
  • Gain hands-on experience in a therapeutic setting, working alongside experienced program coordinators.
  • Develop and enhance your crafting and interpersonal skills while contributing to a valuable community service.
How to apply
  • Please complete the below application form or provide a covering letter, no more than 1 page of A4, and your CV to Tash at
  • All staff and volunteers require DBS checks and a reference. 

To find out more about how you can help support Langdon please contact Tash at

Closing Date- 31st December 2023

Whilst we support the Jewish community, we celebrate and benefit from the diversity of the communities in which we are based and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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