Programs focused on arts and crafts can either take part in schools where you hold crafting lessons with the kids or in the communities where you will be working with adults. Depending on the focus of your program, it could be very helpful for volunteers to have skills in:
- graphic design
- card making
- screen printing
- bamboo craft
- other crafts
Some projects apply a business approach to learning arts and crafts. The aim of these programs is to teach locals handicraft skills which they can apply to help them earn supplemental income. There’s an important focus on sustainability and keeping raw materials as natural as possible. Volunteers who are business savvy or have an entrepreneurial background are welcome to share ideas in this area.
Also, there are volunteer programs that focus on museums. As a museum volunteer, you will be guiding visitors through the museum while giving information about its objects. During your time as a museum volunteer, you will also have the chance to become active in making jewelry, ceramics, knitting, painting, and much more.