Volunteers design and produce craft-making kits, for the purpose of donating to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for patients to use during their stay. We also work with charities (i.e. Post Pal) and design custom made cards for seriously ill children.
Crafting happiness supports UHCW Charity in offering creative art packs for the Hospital’s Healing Arts Programme, distributed via Artie the art cart which visits wards daily in an effort to cheer up patients and offer free crafts and games. The arts have a key role in improving the wellbeing and health of patients and can help to speed up recovery. We also support charities such as Post Pal.
Sessions are held on campus. Volunteers meet to design prototypes and make deconstructed crafts packs. Volunteers make a range of different craft packs and cards for different occasions including birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc.
Volunteer sessions are held on campus (R1.04, Ramphal Building)
How to get involved
Volunteering is flexible as you can attend as many sessions as you want and join at any time during the year. Sessions last for approximately two hours on a Wednesday evening of term time.
No previous experience is required. Enthusiasm and joy to give back to the community is all we need.
Why get involved?
Crafting happiness is a great way to de-stress, do something good and have fun whilst making new friends. More than that, a great addition to your CV!