Rowan is a local charity with many links to our local community, schools and organisations. We really value the good will and generosity of our volunteers.

Our volunteers undertake a number of tasks from providing support in the studios and befriending our students, to helping with administration, marketing and events.

We highly value the goodwill and generosity of our volunteers and friends who support us in a wide variety of ways. If you have skills that you would like to share with us, please do get in touch.

What our Volunteers say:

“I’ve been volunteering at Rowan for three years, I really enjoy it – talking to the students, helping out with ceramics and working one-to-one with students. I enjoy being able to give students individual attention while the tutor is busy, helping to keep them on task and trying to increase their confidence. All the staff are friendly and supportive, and this has helped me get back to working life after a stroke.” Eleanor

“Rowan is a magical place where artists and craftspeople share their many talents to create wonderful things. There is great beauty both in this creative process and in the works of art produced. Rowan is also a family which cares deeply about its very individualistic members, and lovingly shares in their achievements, joys and sorrows. It is a life-enhancing privilege to be a member of this family.” John


We’re looking for volunteers who:

  • Can enthuse, motivate and encourage
  • Can interact with students in a friendly and appropriate manner
  • Are prepared to assist and work with Rowan’s staff and volunteers
  • Uphold and promote the values, goals and standards of Rowan
  • Are willing to undergo a police check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and provide contact details for referees

There are a range of opportunities at Rowan, please do contact us for more information or to arrange a time to visit us and see how you can help.

Other ways to support the special work of Rowan are through donations of time, money or art materials; fundraising activities; purchasing artwork and telling people about us.

You can download our volunteer application form here:

PDF version Volunteer application pack 2017

If you would like a word version of our application form, please email: abi@rowanhumberstone.co.uk