Volunteer at The Art Room

Role Title: Art Room Volunteer 

Location: The Art Room, Oxford Spires Academy, Glanville Road, Oxford OX4 2AU

Responsible to: The Art Room Manager

Purpose of role:

  • Assisting The Art Room team in delivering art based sessions to help students to raise their self-esteem, confidence and independence.
  • Description of Tasks:
  • To assist the team in maintaining an attractive, stimulating and well-ordered physical environment.
  • Preparation of room and materials for sessions.
  • Preparation and clearing of refreshments.
  • Assisting in the cleaning and organisation of art materials to help the smooth running of sessions.
  • Additionally, assisting the team with running the creative sessions with the children as and when requested by The Art Room Manager


Time Commitment:

One or more sessions per week for a minimum of one school term (approx. 15 weeks).

We are currently looking for volunteers to support on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of working with children 
  • Strong understanding of the challenges some children face.
  • Understanding and empathy with The Art Room ethos and quality standards.
  • Strong team player
  • Organised, creative and empathetic.
  • Inspirational and enthusiastic approach to working with children.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A willingness to learn


Training and support:

  • Induction and Safeguarding Training
  • Support guidance and onsite training from The Art Room Manager
  • Refresher Training from Head Office as required


Reimbursement of Expenses:

As a charity we will not be compensating you for your time but any out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed if a receipt is provided, except in the case of mileage (there is a maximum limit of £20 per day attended):

  • Mileage costs @ £0.40 per mile 
  • Public transport costs


Benefits to Volunteer:

The opportunity to develop existing skills and gain experience volunteering in a charity. The satisfaction of knowing you are making a vital difference to the work of The Art Room.


Contact information:

Clare Keep, Volunteer Coordinator:
Email:  volunteering@theartroom.org.uk

Administrator at The Art Room
Tel: 01865 779779    
Email: administrator@theartroom.org.uk