Calling all Changemakers



July 12, 2023

The third in our series of volunteer posts has landed (the others are here and here), and this time we’re introducing you to the Changemakers of Young V&A.

Our first Changemakers have already had their inductions and are beginning their adventures inspiring young people to the wonders in the design gallery, demonstrating how design can change the world.

So why did they want to become Changemakers? Gabriel, who studied fine art, felt that being a Changemaker in the design gallery would be the best fit for him to help inspire young minds to engage with creative activities.

A typical day as a Changemaker might entail:

  • Supporting young people to create their own mini ‘zines’ in the open studio
  • Introducing visitors to Clara Chu, our first designer-in-residence who is using the space to do research and continue sustainable handbags in ‘The Shed’
  • Handing out tech-decks to groups wanting to have a go at finger skateboarding on the mini Victoria Park skatepark replica
  • Chatting with visitors about their favourite design case studies and the design processes behind them

You don’t need any specific skills or experience to be a Changemaker. However, we’d love you to be passionate about supporting young people to understand the creative design process and the many ways it can positively change the world – while also providing a joyful and welcoming experience to the vast array of people that walk through the doors.

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HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

  1. Sign up to our mailing list to receive monthly updates.
  2. To learn more, come along to our Volunteer Taster Sessions! You can come along to a virtual Taster Session.
  3. If you’re 18+ and ready to take the next step towards becoming a Young V&A Volunteer – sign up for a Training & Selection Day.
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I will come with Dave on Saturday morning to see the children museum , hope to see you then.

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