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Workshop Assistant - Candles and Cosmetics

Workshop Assistant - Candles and Cosmetics
Artizan International
Description of the role:

We are looking for volunteers to assist our differently abled participants making Candles and Cosmetics such as lip balm, soap and hand cream/body butter. You will be working one to one with an individual supporting them in the workshops. It is a small friendly environment with only 2 or 3 participants and a workshop leader.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Patient and caring
Experience of working with people with disabilities would be an advantage but not essential.
Attention to detail.
Must be able to work unsupported as you will be assisting our participants.

Practical information:

There are two workshops. 10-12 and 1-3 every Friday at our building on Oxford Street in the centre of Harrogate.
You could help at one or both workshops.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Artizan International,
39 Oxford Street
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 22.06.2022
Organisation Information

‚ÄčArtizan International (originally named Craft Aid International) was founded in 2013 by Susie Hart MBE, on returning to Harrogate after 10 years of life and work in Tanzania, East Africa, where she set up a social enterprise called Neema Crafts. This centre provides training and employment for people with disabilities who would otherwise be street begging to earn a living. Having started with three deaf trainees when she began, on a start-up budget of just ¬£400, by the time she left the centre was employing over 120 people with a huge range of disabilities, all of whom are now able to support themselves and their families with dignity and pride.

Susie set up Artizan International on returning home, to pass on this model to other developing countries where people with disabilities are still living in poverty. She also found that differently-able people in the UK are often very socially isolated.

So, as an organisation we got started by running free weekly therapeutic crafts sessions for adults with disabilities in the community in Harrogate and Leeds. We also worked with long-term hospital inpatients at Harrogate and Ripon hospitals, and ran after school clubs for children with special needs too.

We create beautiful, joy-giving, artisan-made cards, gifts, jewellery and home accessories .
Visit our Oxford Street shop for fair-trade, high quality products, made ethically and mindfully in Ecuador and Peru.