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We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities at The Art Ministry. We provide a fun and rewarding environment, with appropriate training and support, and the payment of reasonable expenses. No matter what your skills are, we are sure that we can make use of them.


There are always opportunities for volunteer class helpers. Sessions run throughout the week, as shown on the Schedule page, and you can pick and choose which classes you would like to help with.


Our Monday evening Children’s Class is particularly suitable for children doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


Some of our classes are term time only. No classes involve personal care.


In addition to class assistants, we also need volunteers behind the scenes to help The Art Ministry run smoothly, such as helping with administration, fund-raising and grant applications.


If you have a particular skill that you would like to teach to a class, such as card making, glass painting etc, then we would be happy for you to volunteer your services on an occasional basis. We would provide materials and cover reasonable expenses.


We were thrilled to receive a Centennial Certificate of Appreciation from the Lions Club of Leigh on Sea in recognition of The Art Ministry's "Outstanding Service to the Community". We couldn't do it without our wonderful volunteers.


The Art Ministry asked some of our volunteers why they were inspired to make a difference with us. Click here to read what they had to say.


To see the current opportunities click here: Current Volunteering Opportunities


To download an application form click here: Volunteer Application Form


We are currently seeking new trustees to help us run The Art Ministry. A trustee at The Art Ministry is not a passive role, as we have no salaried management team, so you will help to actively manage The Art Ministry. You will engage with our 5 salaried group leaders, 35 volunteers and 100+ service users, as well as other organisations operating in our sector. It's a great opportunity to broaden your horizons, develop new and/or use existing skills and to make a contribution to a very worthwhile local charity. Trustee meetings are held quarterly, usually on a weekday evening. Each trustee has a specific remit, such as Fundraising or Volunteer Management, and they all share in general management and responsibility for completing the action points that result from the trustee meetings.

Please click on the appropriate text to see the role descriptions:

Trustee Role Description

To download an application form click here: Trustee Application Form


Please feel free to contact us or your local volunteer centre to find out more about our opportunities.


The Art Ministry has just been recognised by the Essex High Sheriff for the way it looks after its volunteers. It was shortlisted for the High Sheriff’s Award for Volunteer Centres in 2014 and 2015.



Members of the Fund-raising team with prizes they have collected from local business for our Annual Dinner raffle

Volunteer at Castle Point Show 2013




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Volunteer at Summer Fun Day


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The Art Ministry, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2DQ, Registered Charity Number: 1108227