Volunteering at CoolTan Arts

Join a lively independent arts organisation and gain a unique volunteering experience!

CoolTan have a supported volunteering programme that can help you gain skills and confidence, share knowledge and experience, help others and make friends. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health.

Who can be a Volunteer?

We are looking for applications from adults (18+) who are interested in volunteering with some of the most creative and interesting people in Southwark, and supporting the work of this dynamic and forward thinking mental health and arts charity. CoolTan particularly welcomes volunteers with disabilities and those with lived experience of mental distress.Volunteering at CoolTan Arts

What Volunteering Opportunities does CoolTan Arts offer?

On our Current Volunteering Opportunities pages and the timetable below, you can find out more about CoolTan’s volunteer programme and our current core volunteer roles on offer.

CoolTan Arts prides itself on providing a wide range of opportunities, with flexibility, in a safe environment; we are sure that there will be something at CoolTan that will bring you both enjoyment and fulfilment. Not seeing the opportunity you are looking for? Then get in touch and let us know what you would like to offer.

Why become a Volunteer?

As a CoolTan Arts Volunteer, you will receive:

  • Regular support meetings
  • Travel expenses up to £4.50
  • On the job training
  • Opportunities to socialise through CoolTan Arts events and visits to other places.
  • When possible, accredited training (in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Mental Health First Aid, First Aid-Emergency Response and Food Safety)

How to I apply?

Community Legacy Walk Volunteers-Volunteering at CoolTan ArtsHere is what our volunteers say about us …

“If it wasn’t for volunteering at CoolTan I’d be in hospital, or I don’t know where I’d be. The support of the volunteer co-ordinator and staff at CoolTan made me realise I did have skills and was useful, after difficulties at my work. I was signed off sick, and started volunteering at CoolTan instead of being at home, as I found it made me feel much more positive. The support I got, and the experience at CoolTan boosted my confidence to apply for jobs again. I now have a full time role, and have been offered two others I applied for! Thanks CoolTan Arts”


CoolTan Arts Investing in Volunteers Quality Mark

In 2014 CoolTan was proud to receive the Investing in Volunteers (IiV) quality mark. This is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.



Volunteer Group Timetable – 2017

See our Current Volunteering Opportunities page to find out more about individual roles.

10.30am - 1pmCoolWalks Volunteer Group
2 - 4pmVideo Volunteer Group
2.30 - 4.30pmMarketing Volunteer Group
4 - 6pmEvents and Exhibitions Volunteer Group
5.30 - 7.30pm
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