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Joiner/Carpenter/DIY expert

Joiner/Carpenter/DIY expert
Artizan International
Description of the role:

We need the help of a joiner or carpenter, perhaps an avid DIY person to help us with some wooden panelling at our craft centre on Oxford Street in Harrogate.
We also need lots of wooden frames making for paper making kits for our disabled artisans to make paper in their homes whilst they are isolating and unable to come to the craft centre.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

The chevron paneling and frames require a certain level of carpentry skill so someone with experience would be helpful.

Practical information:

As our team is currently mainly working from home, there is lots of space for a volunteer to be able to come and work safely at a time convenient to everyone. We are very flexible, this can be during the day, evening or weekend.

It would be preferable if you have your own equipment, although we do have some here, and any expenses will be reimbursed and refreshments will be provided.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
39 Oxford Street
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 25.11.2020
Organisation Information

In October 2020 a new shop opened in Oxford Street, Harrogate with opening hours 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 10-4 Sunday.

During the coronavirus outbreak weekly craft sessions have not been taking place but the team has been delivering emergency craft packs to differently-able children and adults. There is a buddy service with friendly volunteers, to regularly phone and provide ongoing support. They have also produced some YouTube videos of crafts you can do in your own home with simple at hand materials. Check their facebook page for the latest information.

Runs weekly craft workshop sessions in Harrogate for adults with disabilities and / or learning differences, providing a fun and caring environment in which to learn new craft skills, interact with others and work together towards a common task. Trains skilled volunteers to work with faith-based organisations in the developing world, to set up employment-generating craft workshops for people with disabilities, who would otherwise be living in extreme poverty. Supports social-enterprise for disabled people in the developing world, through fundraising activities.
Weekly craft sessions are now also offered for differently-able children.

Charity number: 1160494