QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.
QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects. CONTRIBUTED

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

VOLUNTEERS play a meaningful role in ensuring Creative Gladstone is open for business five days a week.

Creative Gladstone's new volunteer co-ordinator, Marj Cameron, encourages those considering volunteering to come and have a look.

"Come, sit and see the beautiful art on display and talk to people who are interesting," Ms Cameron said.

"It is a pleasant way to spend a few hours and can be quite exciting if there's a class - it is not rocket science."

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Adrienne Ward, the organisation's president, said volunteering was all about giving back and supporting the community.

"Creative Gladstone enables those who may not normally be able to do art the chance to create," she said.

Christine Krebs is a regular who appreciates the benefits of volunteering.

"It gives a sense of purpose and achievement to be doing something," she said.

"Watching the artists come and go for classes is great."

Customer service, providing information to interested parties and taking payments for workshops and membership are among the simple duties performed by Creative Gladstone volunteers.

Working with a local group is a great way to fill a gap in a resume or expand your skills.

Mentoring and training is available for people interested in donating their time.

Volunteers are also free to bring friends along for company or even work on the own creative pursuits during their time in the space.

WHAT TO DO:

  • Interested people are invited to contact Marj Cameron on volunteers.cgri@gmail.com or phone 0428 397 262.
  • Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-2pm.
  • Corner of William and Auckland Sts.
  • www.creativegladstone.org.au


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