Birds of Paradise have opportunities through out the year for young people and adults.
Art Therapy Students
Jo provides Art Therapy Students support to complete their training courses.
Within the Big Family Art Club we have a junior helper role. This offers a young person voluntary hours that might fulfil an award like the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Or it may fulfil the Arts Leadership role for the accredited Silver Arts Award.
Throughout the year we run with events & projects home and abroad that give young people and adult volunteer opportunities. These opportunities build skill, confidence or help individuals find new direction. Volunteering your time means transforming your life & the lives and communities of others.
One to One Mentoring
Using the Arts Award Scheme we are able to offer young people up to 25 years the opportunity to have creative mentoring through taking on a personal arts challenge and an opportunity to take on a arts leadership role. If there are additional areas of support needed the mentoring can take the form of Art Therapy. The same opportunity is offered to adults but without the Arts Award accreditation.
Internships & placements
Birds of Paradise have enjoyed having people land and stay with us for longer periods of time as projects allow. Over the years we have had under graduates and postgraduate students from home & Abroad studying creative based and health and social work courses.