Create: Volunteer Project Assistant

Create: Volunteer Project Assistant

11401413_1126579340690981_8740452047902729911_nCreate has been running for many years and is a popular project for local families with young children. Artists and play workers set up creative experiences for children 0 – 5 years and their parents/carers. You can read more about the project here.

This role would suit someone who enjoys interacting with young children, is interested in or is studying/working in Early Years education, and/or with a Creative Arts background (Art, Storytelling, Dance, Drama, Environmental).


Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes before a session begins, and stay for 30 minutes after for tidy-up and evaluation.

Thursday 10am – 12noon (9.30am – 12.30pm)

Saturday 10.30am – 12.30am (10am – 1pm)

Volunteers can commit to just one session per week.


The CREATE team is made up of the following roles.

  • NEA/project Manager
  • Project Lead Artist/s
  • Support/Playworker/s
  • Project Volunteers



We ask volunteers to undertake the following tasks:

  • Interact, engage and create with the children.
  • Support the lead artist in the overall delivery of the session.
  • welcome and chat to parents in the session.
  • If tasked with taking the register, mark off children’s names, collect attendance money and register any new families.
  • Help the café staff to prepare, clear and oversee snack and help to tidy it away afterwards.
  • Help with the smooth set up, delivery and clear up of the session.
  • Be actively involved with the session briefing and evaluation.

Visit the Create Facebook page:


If you would like to volunteer with North Edinburgh Arts please complete the following documents.

NEA Registration Form 16

NEA Equal Opportunity Form 16

Disclosure Self Declaration 2016


After these forms and references have been completed and returned we will be in touch to arrange a time to meet with you to discuss your volunteering further. For more information please see Volunteering: What to Expect

Please email completed forms to

Alternatively please contact Angela Austin E: T: 0131 315 6409 or Kate Craik E: T: 0131 315 6411 who will be delighted to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with North Edinburgh Arts