Crafting Activities

​​​​​​​Getting Involved

The Craft4Smiles C.I.C. Crafting Community

We are a community to which everyone is invited to contribute in any way they can - we want to hear everyone's ideas and views and we encourage everyone to share their ideas and experiences week by week. Participants in our courses are invited to volunteer, training to become assistant tutors and, can ultimately be employed as tutors.


Becoming a Volunteer and Assistant Tutor Training 

By becoming proficient in the crafts we teach, and then opting to become an Assistant Tutor, participants can work towards becoming paid craft tutors in their own right. Support to develop sufficient skills and experience in group work and core work skills to ensure safe and effective working will be provided. More information about the training offered is provided under 'Volunteer Training' below. 

Participants may also go on to set up their own businesses for which ongoing support will be provided.


As a volunteer, tutor or trainee tutor, a basic understanding of aspects of the workplace in general e.g. health and safety, data security and protection and safeguarding vulnerable children is essential. We have sourced courses that cover most of the essential areas that will allow anyone who does not have the basic knowledge necessary to be either a volunteer, assistant tutor or tutor for Craft4Smiles C.I.C. This information is contained in The Staff and Volunteer Handbook: Appendix H: Volunteer Roles and Training Policy. 

Policies & Procedures

Our policies and procedures underpin the way that Craft4Smiles C.I.C. runs and ensure that we operate safely and effectively. These are currently in draft format and will be signed off in October 2020. Volunteers and staff must ensure that they are aware of the contents and that they are working to the policies and procedures that apply to what they are doing.