Children’s sewing class assistant

Sew Fabulous

Register your Interest

Sew Fabulous Community Interest Company is based in Brighton Open Market.

We have classes for children and young people every day after school, and we have a home educated group during the day on Mondays .

We are looking to recruit class assistants for all of our classes, initially prioritising our younger children’s classes which run on Mondays and Tuesdays.  

We follow the same timetable as schools: classes are from 4pm to 5.30pm

All volunteers need to go through our recruitment process including an initial trial period.

Sew Fabulous is looking to actively train and mentor potential teachers, so if you are interested in progressing in this way please mention this in your application.

Our children’s class volunteers will assist with:

  • Setting up and tidying away.
  • Preparing learning materials.
  • Helping students to use sewing machines and other equipment safely and effectively.
  • Helping students with their projects.
  • Taking photographs of students work.


It is essential that any prospective volunteers:

  • Have good basic sewing skills and arts experience.
  • Can easily build a strong rapport and positive working relationship with adults, children and young people.
  • Can take direction well, work with all people in a conscious, good natured, creative way.
  • Have an interest in sewing/textiles/arts.
  • Are committed to Sew Fabulous’s aims and objectives.


  1. Excellent practical experience working in a busy studio environment with children and young people.
  2. Opportunity to be mentored by Sew Fabulous and to take on teaching responsibilities if keen to do so.
  3. Opportunity to attend practical and creative training sessions with Sew Fabulous staff and other volunteers.

Practical Considerations

If you are successful in your application to become a volunteer we ask for a minimum commitment of 12 sessions (1 full term).

DBS checks will be required.

When do I need to be available?

Details One class per week minimum commitment Monday-Friday 3.45 - 5.45 Monday 12.45 - 3.00
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Studio 10 Brighton Open Market
Marshalls Row
East Sussex

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    Not suitable unfortunately
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    There is training available, we welcome volunteers to attend our monthly in house skill sessions.