Create and Connect
Volunteers have always played a vital role at SPAN and we simply could not exist without them. Many of our volunteers either live with a mental health condition (45% +), are aged over 65, or live alone, making our volunteer team a vulnerable group connected by a common interest in the arts rather than by geography.
Although SPAN has an established Volunteer Programme, we have been running Create and Connect, our Volunteer Project funded by Enhancing Pembrokeshire since January 2019. Enhancing Pembrokeshire is a fund generated by Pembrokeshire’s Second Home Tax and it has helped Span Arts to take our Volunteer Programme out across the county and to reach into new areas which are heavily impacted upon by second home ownership.
Create and Connect creates more opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the arts through interesting volunteering experiences and helps people to contribute to the regeneration and enrichment of life in their communities.