The Centre’s activities
currently include sewing and needlework, knitting, upholstery and chair caning.
We would like to expand the craft activities we can support, so would like to
hear from men or women who could do any of the following:
Use and share your experience of any craft or artistic
skills (we’re open to ideas, but some examples include: sewing, quilting,
needlework, knitting, crochet, painting, basket weaving, paper-crafts, photography,
ceramics, or upcycling furniture etc.). You do not need to be ‘expert’!
Support our members learning a new craft or developing
Identify or design projects suited to our members, and
which result in products that are attractive for sales to the public.
Deliver short courses, lessons, or one-on-one
instruction to members and other volunteers.
Help source quality materials (e.g. fabrics, yarn,
thread and notions).
What’s in it for you?
You may improve your own craft skills, and may learn a
new one or two.
Help other people learn and appreciate crafts and arts,
as you do, and to make products and items that they’re proud of!
Meet new people, with similar interests and of all ages
Make products and craft items that the public appreciate
and want to buy.
Contribute to raising funds, which enables the
Woodhouse Centre to continue to prosper and offer services to members.
What skills do I need?
In addition to your
experience in art or crafts (you don’t need to be an expert), you will
Have a friendly, patient and approachable manner.
Demonstrate empathy with people, including those with
views and experience different to your own.
Be a good communicator, able to give clear
instructions and encouragement to others.
Be reliable and committed to your role as a volunteer.
Centre is located in Oxted (next to the leisure centre, behind Morrisons), and is open four mornings each The week: Mondays – Thursdays, 09.30 – 12.30. We’d like someone who could commit to a regular timeslot of at least 2-3 hours each week, but we’re open to any days/times. In the future, there may be opportunities to lead one-off ‘taster’ sessions outside the Centre’s normal opening times – so we’d like to hear from people with ideas about this.