Drawn Together: Live Volunteering

To celebrate National Volunteers’ Week,  Envision, Scribbleffiti and the great Birmingham public joined together for some live volunteering to create a colourful new art work for the NSPCC’s Children Centre.




This year Envision enlisted the support of over 175 community volunteers as Team Mentors, who have worked on a weekly basis with Envision school teams to help them deliver their communty projects. With their support and dedication they have helped bring hundreds of projects to fruition and played an integral role in making each the best they could be.  

Volunteers’ Week is a national event celebrating the amazing contribution of millions of volunteers across the UK. It is time to say thank you, and a time to celebrate the power of volunteering and we wanted to show our volunteers how much their support means to Envision.

To mark to occasion and our volunteers’ fantastic support, Envision teamed up with the local artist Carl Booth, aka Scribbleffiti, to host an afternoon of live volunteering at the Greenhouse Cafe in Birmingham's Custard Factory.

It was amazing to see the artwork come together over the day as more people got involved and the finished piece looks incredible.

Amy Berkhout, Envision Coordinator

The event attracted over 50 members of the public who came together to add colour to a new design by Scribbleffitti. The result is a stunning art piece which will be donated to the NSPCC's Children Centre. This follows on from support provided to the centre by Envision students earlier this year and will add a splash of colour and cheer to the centre and for its young service users as they arrive.

So another huge thank you to all our volunteers and to everyone who took part on the day, showing what can be done by combining efforts and creativity.