Jobs and other opportunities
Join us as a volunteer for ‘The Streets’
The Streets is an ambitious and dynamic programme which will bring high quality music and performance to high streets across seven outer-London boroughs in 2015 and 2016. Designed to showcase the local streetscape and unlock the potential of high streets, local residents, businesses and visitors will be encouraged to rediscover and reclaim their public space. We are looking for a team of volunteers to work in each of the seven boroughs involved in this summer’s Streets activity. If you have great face-to-face and verbal communications skills and want to gain valuable hands-on events experience, then this could be the opportunity for you.
Volunteering for The Streets will have at its core a focus on engaging with your borough’s local community. This will range from acting as a point of reference for locals and visitors, who may not know the reasons for bringing arts and entertainment to London’s high streets, to handing out performance information and flyers.
We will also need some volunteers to liaise with artists on-site prior to their performances, to carry out ‘Meet and Greets’ and to assist with the physical setting up of the venues being used.
Benefits for you
• Meeting like-minded people
• The opportunity to gain hands-on events experience
• The opportunity to develop your organisational and interpersonal skills
• By volunteering for The Streets you will become an integral part of a huge, London-wide community engagement project. Our team of friendly, warm and informed volunteers will have a really positive effect on the experience that the general public has of The Streets
Locations and Dates
The Streets will take place in July 2016, across these seven London boroughs, in the following locations:
Royal Greenwich (Woolwich Town Centre) – Friday 8 July + Saturday 9 July
Croydon (South Norwood High Street) – Saturday 9 July + Sunday 10 July
Kingston Upon Thames (Kingston High Street) – Saturday 9 July + Sunday 10 July
Redbridge (Ilford High Street) – Saturday 16 July + Sunday 17 July
Richmond Upon Thames (Twickenham High Street) – Saturday 23 July + Sunday 24 July
Wandsworth (Tooting Town Centre) – Saturday 23 July + Sunday 24 July
Waltham Forest (Leyton High Street) – Saturday 23 July
The times you will be needed onsite will be roughly 10am – 6pm, depending on the schedule for that day and location.
If you are interested in applying to volunteer, please send a CV and brief Covering Letter explaining why you would like to volunteer, along with your availability, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we do not expect our volunteers to be available across all of the dates! The closing date for applications is 27th May 2016.
Interviews will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of June at the Serious office (51 Kingsway Place, Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0LU).
£15 per day will be given to volunteers for food and travel.