Time and energy are as valuable to us as money. We try to keep our administration and office staffing costs as low as possible to ensure all money donated goes directly to our art therapy projects. Our volunteers are therefore an invaluable resource to us and a huge help in the day to day running of the Teapot Trust. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in any of the opportunities below. We look forward to hearing from you.
1. Ad hoc event support
We are always looking for dedicated and reliable people to help out at Teapot Trust events throughout the year. Recent volunteers have helped out at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Longniddry Open Gardens and at art and craft fundraising events for children and school tea parties.
2. Collection can fundraiser
We are looking for people to act as ambassadors for the Teapot Trust in their local area. You will be responsible for placing collecting cans in shops and businesses and collecting them on a regular basis. You will receive full support from Teapot Trust staff. This opportunity is available to anyone in the UK and is perfect for those who feel inspired and want to spread the word about the wonderful work our art therapists do.
3. Self-directed local art groups
We previously had a volunteer providing a twice-monthly art group for children in Glasgow as a fundraising initiative on behalf of the Teapot Trust and would like to hear from you if you would like to set up a similar group. Please note that this opportunity requires the ability to plan and undertake the project on your own. The Teapot Trust can provide promotional materials, administrative support, and in some cases art materials, but is unable to manage your project.
A note on working with art therapists and children
We do not offer any opportunities to work with our Teapot Trust art therapists or any of the children we support, including observational work or helping out in any way with art therapy sessions. This is to respect the boundaries of the art therapy sessions and above all to ensure the strictest confidentiality for the child.
All our art therapists are fully qualified to postgraduate level with extensive experience of working with children. They are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). If you require more information about art therapy or becoming an art therapist please get in touch with BAAT. For more information about the different types of art therapy that the Teapot Trust offers please read about our services.