Theatre Royal Wakefield Volunteers
Make a positive difference to the lives of many people.
Volunteers are vital to our work. Theatre Royal Wakefield are committed to offering volunteers an enjoyable and meaningful experience.
Our main volunteering roles are:
- Front of House volunteers
- Theatre of Sanctuary volunteers
Front of House volunteers
These volunteers ensure that our audiences have an enjoyable and safe time at Theatre Royal Wakefield. They welcome people to the building, check tickets and direct them to their seats. They also sell ice-creams, programmes and soft drinks.
Theatre of Sanctuary volunteers
As a Theatre of Sanctuary we are a place of safety welcome and support for refugees and asylum seekers. Our Thursday evening Conversation Café and Rise Your Voice drama activities are for people who want to improve their spoken English language skills. Our Wakey Wakey Saturday morning inclusive Storytelling sessions are fun for 3-4 year olds and their families. Our Theatre of Sanctuary Volunteer’s role is to make those attending feel welcome as well as supporting the facilitator. At Conversation Café we want volunteers who are open to conversation. Please note there is currently a waiting list for Theatre of Sanctuary volunteers.
All our volunteers need to:
- Give a friendly welcome
- Have clear communication skills
- Be committed to delivering excellent customer experience
- Have honesty and integrity
- Usually be able to volunteer at least once a week – shifts are usually around 4 hours long and are often in the evening
Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for excellence in volunteer management. IiV aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers.
Theatre Royal Wakefield welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of their age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, disability or nationality. We are a PiPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts) partner. PiPA enables and empower parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a more diverse and flexible workforce. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements.