Area: North Edinburgh
30 September 2018

North Edinburgh Arts Community Shed is looking for a female volunteer to support its weekly, women-only, creative shed sessions.

Created in response to requests from the local community, the recently opened North Edinburgh Arts Community Shed is a space for people to meet, exchange creative ideas and learn skills to make and mend furniture. 

The shed is free to use with a programme of women-only, men-only and mixed sessions each week, with lots of opportunities to learn and boost employability skills as well as be more actively involved in the local community.

The women-only session will run each Tuesday from 10am-2pm and a volunteer is now being sought to undertake the following tasks to help facilitate the session:

• Interact with the shed team and contribute to the smooth running of service 
• Provide a friendly, helpful and professional service to community members using the shed
• Help maintain a clean and safe shed area including cleaning worktops and equipment 
• Carrying out tool audits as and when required
• Be inspiring to other shed users. Be creative and have ideas about what the shed space couild be used for
• Work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative helping with shed tasks such as cleaning up after sessions, emptying bins, auditing nails/screws etc, and other duties as directed by the Community Shed Development Worker.
• Take part in any relevant training where possible (health and safety, using tools, machinery, manual handling, bicycle repair etc.)
• The Community Shed may host information sessions and it would be usrful to have people on site to support these events. A more detailed role breakdown will be provided prior to being involved in one of these events.
• Be committed to helping implement our sustainability policy
• Be familiar with the sessions provided at the shed
• Ensure shed participants sign User Agreements and complete baseline and ongoing assessments.

In return, the volunteer will benefit from:
• Practical experience of working with a range of tools and facilitating sessions
• Practical skills such as upholstery, woodworking, repairing a bicycle etc.
• Customer service experience
• Access to free training 
• Opportunity to join local people working on local projects
• Anything else in agreement with the Community Shed Development Worker.

For further information, please contact [email protected] (Angela Austin), or call 0131 315 2151. For more information about North Edinburgh Arts and the Community Shed, visit