Sunday June 25, 2017

volunteer with us

donate your time and make a real difference

Volunteers play a vital role in the delivery of our educational projects for children and young people and provide valuable support to our creative team in the delivery of bespoke workshops that develop young people’s creativity. Our projects take place in all the London boroughs, mainly during school hours (8am - 5pm). Volunteers assist our facilitators in running workshops with a hands-on, proactive approach, bringing their energy, focus and drive as well as their sense of humour!

                 

Our professional facilitators really enjoy working alongside a friendly volunteer who is enthusiastic and passionate about both the artform and the learning process. Our perfect volunteer is someone who uses their initiative and is receptive to the needs of the group; is punctual; possesses patience and endless positivity and someone who is keen and eager to make a difference.

 

Our volunteering opportunities are perfect for those attending drama or art school, or those who wish to gain experience of working creatively with young people. Volunteering at Eastside can be a fulfilling experience, enhancing your artistic creative talent. You do not need to have artistic experience to volunteer, as long as you possess a passion for the arts. Where possible, we ask all of our volunteers to commit to an assigned project, seeing it through to the end. Our projects can run for up to 12 weeks (generally 1 day per week) and we provide training and support throughout.  However, we also have many one off projects lasting a day or a few hours which we also place volunteers with. 

 

In summary, we seek confident, creative volunteers who can bring excitement to a project, whilst also possessing patience and empathy for the young people that they will work very closely with. If you feel you can bring your creative energy to any of our projects, we would love to hear from you. Please email Felix Andrew on felix@eastside.org.uk or call us on 020 7033 2380. Alternatively you can download our volunteers application form below and email it back to us.

 

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.