Noah started volunteering in the Marketing group and then became part of the Events group. He is always going the extra mile, helping to hang exhibitions and volunteer at events, and even tidying the store room! Thank you, Noah!
What made you decide to start volunteering here? I decided to start volunteering at CoolTan because I appreciated the mission of the organisation after doing some online research. I also wanted to have some experience working with a nonprofit group to see if I enjoyed it, and I certainly do!
What is an average day like volunteering at CoolTan? An average day at … Read More »
On 4 March 2018, CoolTan’s volunteers Jonathan, Daniel and staff member Alison will be taking on The Big Half and The Little Half, London’s new half marathon.
The event’s organisers aim to celebrate London’s diverse demographics by inspiring entries from participants of all backgrounds and are working with many community groups in several London boroughs to foster participation and engagement.
Jonathan, whose family members have been affected by mental illness, enjoys volunteering with CoolTan Arts and participated in our walks volunteer group last year. He runs five times a week and says “it helps boost my mood [and] clears my mind”. Jonathan adds “it definitely helps with anxiety … Read More »
1. What made you decide to start volunteering here?
I saw a sign at my GP’s surgery for a CoolTan well-being adviser session and a session was arranged the next day. I spoke to the CoolTan adviser about my health and well-being – the things I was doing already and other things that might be helpful, one of which included volunteering. I have had issues with depression since my teenage years – nearly 50 years! I believe that my creativity is very important for my mental health so getting involved with CoolTan Arts as a volunteer is a great fit … Read More »
PS/Y’s February programme of performance, workshops and screenings unpacks and redefines the term ‘hysteria’ in relation to the female body, addressing sexuality, marginalisation, power and colonial histories. New work by Florence Peake and Eve Stainton will take place at CoolTan Arts