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GLEN PARK AVENUE STEPS BRICK PROJECT

Type: Mayflower 400

Location: All of Plymouth

OVER THE YEARS, THIS NEGLECTED SPACE NEAR THE RAILWAY STATION HAS BEEN TARNISHED WITH LITTER, GRAFFITI AND ILLEGAL DUMPING. BRICK PROJECT, IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAYFLOWER 400 WILL TURN IT INTO A PERMANENT PIECE OF PUBLIC ART. THE WALLS WILL BE PAINTED IN ACRYLIC, ONE BRICK AT A TIME BY LOCALS GUIDED BY PAID PLYMOTHIAN ASSISTANT ARTISTS BETWEEN MAY 21ST & 31ST 2021.

Organisers need volunteers to help welcome and encourage passers- by to participate in the project by painting a brick inspired by the theme “What do I love about Plymouth”

Volunteers will be offering a warm welcome to visitors, making sure that they queue up for the activity in an orderly fashion, with social distancing if required. Volunteers will be monitoring the activity at the wall, making sure there are never more than 30 people painting at the wall at any one time.

They would some Plymouth Volunteers to help them with paperwork- you will make sure that people fill out the disclosure form before they start, so that we know whether we can take pictures of people participating, or more importantly, if they do not wish for their picture to be taken. We will also be asking if Welcome Assistants could ask the public to fill out and submit anonymous feedback and equal opportunities forms once they have finished their painting. This is a very important role as we have to be able to show our commitment to diversity as a Community Interest Company, and statistics showing the diversity of our participants will really strengthen that.

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

Where: The steps on Glen Park Avenue

When: Brick Project will be running from May 21st – 31st.

Hours:

Friday 21st – 11.45 – 6pm

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd – 9.45am – 6pm

Monday 24th – Friday 28th 11.45am – 6pm

Saturday 29th – Monday 31st 9.45am – 6pm

We are very happy for people to do half shifts such as 9.45am – 1.45pm.

Ideally they would like 3 – 4 volunteers for each slot. 

Organisers will run an induction for Visitor Service Assistants on Friday 14th at 4pm, Saturday 15th at 1pm and Sunday 16th at 3pm. (other dates will be released if needed).Visitor Experience Assistants will be inducted in:

  • Brick Project and what we do
  • What we are offering to members of the public
  • How does Brick Project and Community Arts benefit society?
  • Covid safety- monitoring numbers and safe queuing, disinfecting equipment such as pens and clipboards (all PPE and wipes will be provided)
  • How to facilitate visitors exit from the site- equal opportunities and feedback, why this is important for Brick Project
  • General health and safety requirements on site
  • Volunteers will be taken through the volunteer agreement and asked to sign
  • Volunteers will be emailed a copy of our policy documents and will sign a statement to say they have read these at the start of their first shift
  • We will offer a feedback meeting at the end of their time. All volunteers will be advised that they can offer us feedback at any time.

WHY GET INVOLVED?

  • Customer service experience
  • Experience of involving the public in a busy community art project
  • Fresh air and a chance to work outdoors- there is no indoors element to the project, so please be prepared for any weather
  • A Brick Project badge!
  • Everyone will be able to paint their own brick with a painting around the theme of “What do I love about Plymouth”
  • Light refreshments, such as biscuits and squash (or alternative depending on dietary requirements), will be provided
  • Reference on request
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