Volunteer with us: Textiles Facilitator

Volunteer with us: Textiles Facilitator

Textiles Facilitator

Mustard Tree is looking for a seasoned sewist, who is passionate about textiles and garment making to help facilitate our Monday Textiles Club!

We’re searching for individuals that can share practical skills including cutting patterns, using sewing machines, and making clothing items, who are patient, warm and non-judgmental. You will be volunteering as part of a team, with the support of Mustard Tree staff.

The purpose of class is to help clients overcome social isolation, meet new friends, find community, and build their textiles skills and confidence. If you’re passionate about sewing and garment making, would like to make a big difference and be part of a unique community, we’d love to hear from you!

Role Description

A typical Mustard Tree Textiles class involves helping clients to design, plan and create Textiles pieces and ensuring the class is a warm, calm, and inviting environment where everyone feels welcome. General Tasks include:

  • Setting up materials and equipment for the session.
  • Inspiring Clients to express themselves creatively, plan and execute Textiles Projects.
  • Teaching textiles skills and techniques to people with varying levels of experience.
  • Tidying up and putting away materials/equipment at the end of session.

We’re looking for:

  • Good knowledge of garment making, embroidery and all things Textiles, including practical skills e.g., setting up and using sewing machine/Making patterns.
  • A kind and non-judgemental person.
  • Great communication skills, and the ability to listen to others.
  • Ability to Multi-task.
  • Knowledge of poverty and homelessness/experience volunteering with vulnerable people would be great but is not essential!

If you are interested, click here and fill in the enquiry form, stating you are interested in the Textiles Facilitator volunteering role.