Are you passionate about theatre and communities? Then volunteering with W&T might be right for you. Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and work as part of an enthusiastic and talented team.
All our volunteer roles are attached to projects, and may range in length from a couple of weeks, to a number of months. W&T volunteers have supported heritage projects in local communities, performances in older people’s settings, the creation of new theatre with vulnerable young people at Birmingham Hippodrome, and comedy courses for adults with mental ill health. All our volunteer opportunities are advertised both here and through our Facebook page and are open to students and members of the general public.
Volunteer Opportunity – Word Lounge Theatre Company – Summer 2018.
Word Lounge Theatre Company is a performance-based theatre company for Looked After YP, Young Carers and YP with additional education needs, allowing them to access professional theatre work outside mainstream youth theatres. The theatre company will continue through 2018-2019, with each term taking place at a different theatre venue – Birmingham Hippodrome, The REP, and Midlands Arts Centre. During Summer 2018 the group will be based at Birmingham Hippodrome, culminating in a performance at their Summer in Southside Festival in July 2018.
The volunteer will work alongside the creative team and W&T Project Manager to support the young people taking part in the project. They will be expected to participate in all project sessions including planning and evaluation, and will be line managed by W&T Lead Artist Practitioner, Jo Gleave.
Saturday 28 April, 5, 12, 19, 26 May, 9, 16, 23, 30 June, 7, 14 July from 1.00-5.00pm (including set up & debrief) at Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, plus full performance day as part of Summer in Southside Festival on Sunday 15 July 2018.
What we need:
We need someone who is committed, hard working, flexible, organised, good at working in a team, and who has an understanding of/experience with YP from vulnerable backgrounds. It would be useful (although not essential) if you had the flexibility to do half a day a week project admin in the W&T office, Moseley.
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying, please send a short email to Rachel Snape, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating why you are interested, and any relevant experience. You also need to confirm that you are available for all the above session times. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an informal interview in early April.