Creative Writing Support – Ancoats

Can you support Mustard Tree’s Creative Writing Class, helping people explore new talents and achieve creative goals within a supportive community?

Help facilitate creative writing workshops, encourage growth and promoting self-expression.

 What you’ll be doing: Role Description

  • Provide support to Freedom Project Volunteers and members of the public as they take part in the class
  • Interact with people in a dignified, empathetic manner
  • Encourage participants to feel part of the community
  • Aid the class lead facilitator in setting up and carrying out activities
  • Work with the Volunteering Coordinator and Creative Programmes Manger to deliver a comprehensive, encouraging experience
  • Help maintain the cleanliness of the art suite during the session, helping keep Mustard Tree COVID secure
  • Potentially support the exhibition of the participants work, once the course has concluded

 General Volunteering Duties

  • Work within health and safety guidelines and Mustard Tree policies and procedures
  • Embody Mustard Tree values and represent the charity as required 

What we’re looking for: Person Specification

Specification Essential / Desirable
Great English language ability both in written and verbal form Essential
Experience of working in a team Essential
Good interpersonal skills, possessing empathy and patience Essential
Flexible and can-do attitude – encouraging others to work to our vision and values Essential
Experience working with vulnerable adults Desirable
Experience with tutoring, supporting, or leading a workshop Desirable


An hour and a half a week, Wednesday afternoons, for 10 weeks.

Hours: 11:45am to 1:15pm with lunch provided afterwards.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please submit an online Friend Of Mustard Tree application form.

Alternatively, you can complete the attached Friend Of Mustard Tree application form and email to

If you have any queries, please call 0161 228 7331.

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