Reaching Out

The Arts Society Birmingham’s faith project is a true expression of localism at work, showing how an Arts Society initiative can have a powerfully positive effect on community


Arts projects benefit everyone and we encourage and support Societies to offer engaging projects in a wide range of arts to groups of all ages in their local communities.

Following the pandemic with isolation for schoolchildren and amongst older people and the impact on communities it has never been more important to support access to the arts.

Working with schools, museums, local charities and community groups, our volunteers support projects across a broad spectrum of arts. They are passionate about the benefits that creativity and arts education can bring to their community.

If you are passionate about helping others to have the opportunity to discover the arts, contact your local Society to find out more about how to become a volunteer or email volunteering@theartssociety.org


If heritage is your passion and you want to make a difference, this might be the role for you. Working closely with the curators and volunteering managers of museums, archives, gardens and historic houses, you will get to spend time behind the scenes in these wonderful places as part of the team.
From the conservation of books to research projects in historic parks and gardens, our volunteers are busy all over the UK helping to conserve and protect the nation’s heritage for future generations. They are trained by experts and work in many different roles including book conservators, stewards and archivists in heritage sites.

To find out about becoming a Volunteer, contact our membership team on volunteering@theartssociety.org or join your local Society today.


Discovering a place of worship, an historic building or town through art, artefacts and social history can be inspiring. Trails are for everyone and draw attention to the art, architecture, local history and culture within a historic site, a place of worship or an area.
Trails in churches have been designed for people living with dementia to evoke memories and prompt conversation with family or carers.
Your local Society may already have some volunteering initiatives underway. Speak to them about the opportunities on offer. To find your nearest Society please click here.
For other volunteering queries, and if you have an idea for a new volunteering initiative, please email volunteering@theartssociety.org

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