Organisation

Wigan STEAM CIC

8 Hope Street

Wigan

WN1 1QF

 

Role and Opportunity Details 

Volunteers from the age of 16 can apply.

Do you know your way around a computer? Are you creative? Do you want to make a difference in your community and support us to deliver digital workshops across Wigan & Leigh? We’re seeking volunteers to support various events taking place until July as part of our Digital Imagination project.

Maybe you could help out with:

Digital Imagination Club – Our weekly group for 11-16 year olds interested in getting creative with tech. We’re looking for people who have a good knowledge of digital creativity and programming to help our young people develop personal projects.

Digital Families – We’re delivering a programme of twelve digital workshops for families across Wigan & Leigh libraries. The programme features beatboxing, animation, coding and electronics. We’re looking for people with enthusiasm (digital skills are a bonus but not necessary) to help get families involved.

STEAMFest – We’re running two STEAM festivals in Wigan & Leigh libraries during the Easter holidays. The festivals will be open to all and will feature drop-in activities, displays and workshops with artists. We’re looking for people to act as a point of information for families attending the events – no digital knowledge required, though its a bonus!

Specific Skills Required

Enthusiasm essential, digital skills a bonus!

Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

You’ll gain experience working with young people and families, meet professional artists and practitioners, and have the satisfaction that you’ve helped make good things happen in your community.

Level of commitment required

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Date(s) / Time(s) Required

Digital Imagination Club takes place at our Wigan town centre premises every first three Saturdays of the month, 10.30am – 12 noon. Digital Families takes place in Wigan on: 12th February 1.30pm – 3pm 12th March 1.30pm – 3pm 9th April 1.30pm – 3pm 14th May 1.30pm – 3pm 18th June 1.30pm – 3pm 9th July 1.30pm – 3pm Digital Families takes place in Leigh on: 26th February 12.30pm – 2pm 26th March 12.30pm – 2pm 23rd April 12.30pm – 2pm 28th May 12.30pm – 2pm 25th June 12.30pm – 2pm 23rd July 12.30pm – 2pm STEAMFest Wigan takes place Tuesday 12th April 10am – 3pm STEAMFest Leigh date TBC

Volunteer Opportunity Number

VO10175 (please make a note of this ‘VO’ number if applying for this role).