Summer 2022 at The Hub, Hazelwell
Women & Theatre are looking for a volunteer to help with a project in summer 2022.
We are particularly keen to recruit a volunteer living in Brandwood or neighbouring areas of south Birmingham.
Women & Theatre runs a Community Performance Club for older adults and carers in Brandwood and surrounding areas of south Birmingham. The club provides uplifting activities that encourage older adults and carers to be active, sociable, learn new skills and collaborate to create work that brings people together and strengthens community connections.
During 2020, the project has involved a series of Comedy Courses, which took place on Zoom. The courses proved to be a great way for people to get together, be creative, build confidence and make new friends. From spring 2021 courses moved focus, to explore creative ways of developing drama over Zoom. In autumn 2021 we restarted in-person sessions at The Hub, Hazelwell culminating in the Brandwood Pantomime which was performed in December 2021. In Spring we continued in-person sessions at the Hub with a focus on Spoken Word and Poetry for a 9-week course, culminating in a sharing/ performance.
For Summer 2022, we continue to build on the groups developing writing and performance skills working with them to create their own monologues (a play presenting the words or thoughts of a single character). Over 10 weeks, the group will develop their own creative ideas, writing and performance, culminating in final performance.
The volunteer will work alongside the creative team to support the older adults and carers taking part in the project. They will be expected to participate in all project sessions including planning and evaluation. This is a voluntary role and W&T will cover travel expenses.
Weekly sessions: Tuesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 May & 7, 14, 21, 28 June, 2pm – 4pm
2-4pm session, plus time either side for planning/ debrief, plus evening for the performance on Tuesday 28 June, 7pm
What we need:
We need someone who is kind, committed, hard-working, flexible, organised, enjoys working in a team, and ideally someone who has some experience working with older adults.
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying, please send a short email to Rosie Gunn, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating why you are interested, and any relevant experience by 9am, Wednesday 27 April 2022.
You also need to confirm that you are available for all the above session times. An Enhanced DBS for volunteers will be required – if you don’t have one we can process one.