Words and photos: Mindy Goose
Bramley-based group Pyramid, are looking for local people to volunteer with three of their community groups.
They run creative sessions for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).
Working alongside adults with PMLD, the volunteers will help to make music, create stories and help to bring them to life, and create sensory art.
Volunteers don’t have to be experienced artists themselves, as everything will be easy to pick up in these fun sessions, and they may even surprise themselves. The volunteers will be fully supported by a team of experienced artists.
Working with adults with PMLD is very rewarding and as a volunteer, you can gain many skills. These could include:
- Becoming more aware of what’s happening in your community.
- Being more involved in your community.
- Becoming more confident in your abilities.
- Being more aware of disabilities and how to use this knowledge in your daily life.
- An increased knowledge of assisting people with disabilities with decision making.
- The opportunity to attend arts-based, interactive Foundation training with other volunteers.
- Improving your wellbeing.
- On Tuesday afternoons there is a group in the Aspire Fulfilling Lives Centre, Railsfield Rise at 1pm-3pm. Every term a different artist works with members covering a term of music, a term of movement and a term of visual arts
- Thursday afternoon from 12.30pm-2.30pm at Bramley Community Centre is Movement. The group picks a theme and creates a performance for the end of term.
- Music meet at Bramley Lawn on Friday mornings, 10am-12pm. They develop a new musical every term that is performed at a public venue.
Get in touch
If you are interested and would like more information, please get in touch with Julie, Bramley Development Worker, at Pyramid.
Visit their website: www.pyramid.org.uk
Send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0113 234 6040.