Volunteering for Living Paintings by Judy Gibson
May 12, 2016

Judy Gibson smiling at the camera during a day volunteering for Living Paintings

Hi Judy here,

My fifth anniversary volunteering at Living Paintings will soon be here.  In June 2011 I went to a church fete and happened to see a practical display of how the painting was done for the children’s tactile and audio books at Living Paintings.

Previously I had seen newspaper articles asking for volunteer painters to come forward, but really wasn’t sure that I as a watercolour painter had the appropriate skill level.  Once I saw the painters in action, I knew I could do it – and I have loved doing it ever since.

The “working hours” are so flexible.  Come in for 2 to 3 hours in a morning or afternoon (or both!) on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  It’s that simple.

But, having said that, once we all start painting, the concentration level is enormous.  We certainly get through a lot of paint!  And when there’s a deadline on, everyone pitches in to make sure it’s met.

For me, volunteering for Living Paintings has been (and continues to be) a wonderful experience.  I’m so glad to have gone to that church fete!

Would you like to use your art skills for a good cause? Do you have time to help a small, national charity? Click here to find out more about volunteering for Living Paintings and the difference you can make to the lives of blind and partially sighted children in the UK.

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