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a place that supports arts, heritage & culture

Volunteers are a vital part of our team.........

If you have a passion to make a difference or have a little time to dedicate to the Hearth, a truly unique local charity, why not consider becoming a volunteer.  We aim to make sure that opportunities inspire and benefit those taking part, as much as providing benefit to 'The Hearth'.

  • You will be provided with the necessary induction and training, to perform the role well and safely.

  • ​Expenses are offered to cover agreed travel costs between home and place of volunteering.

  • ​We can offer flexibility around time commitment and duties.

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Purchase a Charity Gift or become a Local Co-op Member

become a trustee


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the Hearth Arts Centre & Cafe

The Hearth Centre (Horsley) Ltd is the charitable company that manages The Hearth Arts Centre and Cafe, with the help of our Centre Co-ordinator and Caretaker. Governing the Centre are voluntary trustees drawn from the local community, who bring a wide range of skills and experience, to support our aim of creating a sustainable and resilient arts venue that supports our tenants, emerging creative talent and enterprise while extending our cultural offer and access to the arts.


The  Arts Centre is a unique venue renowned for its extensive range of workshops and classes, talks, live music and performance, film, and community groups. Facilities include 8 artist studios and a popular family-run Café. The community hall is a hireable space that spans two beautiful Grade 2 listed buildings. With over 20,000 visitors each year and a turnover of just under £60,000, it's clear that it holds a special place in the hearts of many.

Become a Trustee...posts below

If you're interested in helping to develop the strategic direction and succession of The Hearth Charity and Arts Centre, see posts below.  We welcome your support in advancing our mission to create a vibrant and sustainable arts community.


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Trustee or Volunteer to Develop Funding Applications

Whether you are at an early stage of your working career and looking to develop your own professional & personal development; Already have valuable experience in securing funding or have retired and are looking to ‘make a difference' this post could be just what you are looking for.  

  • Become part of a strong team ensuring 'The Hearth' works really closely with vulnerable adults and children across the local community.

  • Working with others you will prepare, write & submit funding submissions whilst developing strong relationships with funding bodies – in order to secure funds for Hearth Projects and Core Costs.

To register your interest contact E: 

Trustee to act as Secretary for the  Board of Trustees

Are you highly organised and skilled in record-keeping? Would you enjoy playing a central role in the team, ensuring board members stay engaged and on track while implementing the charity's mission.

  • The Charity Secretary’s overall role includes secretarial duties such as organising board meetings, taking the minutes, managing correspondence, managing updates and background information required by the board of trustees, keeping records of membership, and other similar administrative responsibilities.  The Secretary also has a vital role in ensuring we are compliant with our Charity Commission responsibilities. 

  • Being a Charity Secretary is a very important role! 

To register your interest contact 


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