Volunteering is at the heart of ART. Without these incredible people offering their time and expertise ART simply would not exist. Thank you to all our volunteers for making ART happen!
If you are inspired to help us, you too can improve the quality of the teaching and learning experience in bell towers up and down the country. Your contribution will make a difference! Please have a chat with our Chair, Lesley Belcher. We would be delighted to work with you.
Working alongside the ART Administrators, are volunteers who deliver ART to course delegates and members from week to week.
Team members: Lesley Belcher, David Sparling, Sally Bramson (Course Pack Organiser), Richard Booth (Membership Secretary) and Elaine Greatrex (Safeguarding Administrator)
ART Tutors lead day courses across the UK and abroad and link to the
course delegates as they work through their skills development period.
Learning and skills are shared among the Tutors through regular online meetings.
Team members: David Sparling (Tutor Coordinator) and the ART Tutors
The Comms team aims to inform, engage and market ART, working across a wide range media. The annual ART
Conference is an opportunity for teachers to share and inspire.
Team members: Lesley Belcher, Chris de Cordova (facebook), Monica Hollows (facebook), Deb Baker (social media), Cathy Booth (podcasts), Beth Johnson (videos)
Responsible for the ordering, quality
control, advertising and distribution of ART publications. Publications are mainly available through the ART online shop.
Maintains and develops all the IT infrastructure that
delivers ART to your computer. That includes our servers, email and our
all of our websites.
Team members: Lesley Belcher, Nigel Mellor, Steve Johnson, Rob Parker, and Sam Bolingbroke.
Ensures standards are kept that provide
consistency and promote participation. Accreditations are delivered by the volunteer ART Assessors team.
Team members: Paul Lewis, Dee Smith, ART Assessors, Stephanie Pattenden (Independent Educational Advisor)
Supports and motivates teachers and ringers by: maintaining and
improving resources; responding to enquiries and questions; and
recognising the progression of teachers and new ringers through the ART
Training and Learning the Ropes schemes.
Team members: Lesley Belcher, Lesley Boyle (Teaching Centes & Hubs), Clare McArdle (Learning the Ropes)
The Annual ART Awards reward excellence and share best practice. Learning the Ropes Level 5 Achievers are invited to the LtR Masterclass.
Team members: Stephanie Warboys
(ART Awards Leader), Lesley Belcher, Nicki Lang, The Birmingham School of Bell Ringing (Masterclass), St Martin's Guild (LtR Masterclass)
Develops ART teaching and learning schemes, books, DVDs, teaching toolboxes, and online learning resources. Volunteers join
the team as they develop products for which they have a passion. If you
have something that you'd like to develop why not contact Tim?
Team members: Tim Sunter
The governance team sets the strategic direction for ART and makes sure that the management committee effectively manages the organisation and ensures that it fulfils all its legal obligations, including to the Charity Commission.
Team members: ART Trustees and Management Commitee, Heather Peachey and Phillip George (Equality Panel) and Adam Knight-Markiegi (data analysis)
Develops ART's financial plan, reports against budget and manages financial transactions. Responsible for the ART
Supporters Scheme and sponsorship of the ART Awards.
Team members: Sue Dixon, Gill Hughes, Anne Sladen, Christine Langton, John Harpole, Lesley Belcher (ART Supporters), Stephanie Warboys (ART Award sponsors) and Chris Ridley (Independent Examiner)
Events, newsletters and articles for teachers everywhere, including: our quarterly newsletter - Tower Talk; the ART Conference; and Teaching Tips for the Ringing World and Guilds and Associations.
Team members: Ruth Suggett, Morag Todd and David Smith (Tower Talk), Lesley Belcher (ART Conference), Heather Peachey, Helen McGregor and Chris de Cordova (Teaching Tips)
We want your time volunteering with ART to be both successful and enjoyable. To make this happen we want to give you the support and tools to enable you to become a valued member of the ART team. If you need anything to help you perform your role better, please talk to us. We would be happy to provide you with software, hardware or training and we will pay any expenses you incur whilst volunteering with ART.
We understand that people volunteer for different reasons and we'd be very happy to tailor a volunteering role with ART to suit your needs and motivations.