This summer, East Street Arts is opening a brand new Art Hostel in Leeds. We are looking for volunteers to join our helpful, friendly and tight-knit team!
You’ll play a vital role in running the hostel, providing our guests with the very best service.
Hospitality is our lifeblood. From warm welcomes to heartfelt goodbyes, we make sure those who interact with the Art Hostel are hosted from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave us. Primarily run by our team of dedicated volunteers, the hostel provides a valuable opportunity or those wanting to immerse themselves in the culture of the UK, as well as those looking to gain hospitality experience.
Whether you’re looking to gain invaluable experience within the arts or hospitality sector, immerse yourself within culture, or work hard and have fun with a great bunch of people, a volunteering stint at the Art Hostel offers something for everyone.
Find out about the roles available and apply to be part of the Art Hostel volunteering family!
The Art Hostel was developed by East Street Arts, a registered charity & organisation which exists to champion artists.
Role Title: Art Hostel Local Volunteer, General Assistant.
Expected Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per shift, variable hours per week, flexibility to be decided by volunteer availability.
Location: Art Hostel, New York Studios, New York Road, Leeds LS9 7DW
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:
● General help in day-to-day running of the Art Hostel
● General housekeeping, cleaning and hands-on practical work
● Offering hospitality and care to guests, and most importantly a very friendly welcome!
● Dealing with bookings online, on the phone or in person
● Help to organise/promote/run events within the hostel
● General admin work, including cash handling, responding to emails, helping with content & pictures for social media
What we expect from you: You should be friendly and welcoming - customer care experience would be useful & local knowledge is invaluable!
What you can expect from us: We hope that this placement will provide our volunteers with excellent & invaluable experience of the hospitality & arts world. Experience for students & artists is a crucial part of their development, in a sector where industry related skills & knowledge are as important as qualifications.
We can reimburse travel & lunch expenses up to the cost of £5 each per day for a full 8 hour shift.
It is also a chance to be part of a small, tight knit team who all take care of one another whilst working hard & showing our guests what Leeds is all about!
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 21-06-2021