Emotional Support Volunteer
Put yourself in the spotlight:
Join us as a Welcome Volunteer
Mansfield Palace Theatre is looking for warm and friendly people with a passion for theatre and the arts to volunteer with us as a Welcome Volunteer.
Mansfield Palace Theatre welcomes over 120,000 local people every year to enjoy comedy, music, family shows and of course our showstopper pantomime.
As a welcome volunteer you’ll greet audiences with a smile, help direct them to their seats and keep an eye on the audience (and what’s on the stage!) during the show. During the interval you’ll be making sure everywhere is tidy and helping customers if they need any support.
Ideally, you’d be able to offer a regular amount of time each week and in exchange we offer training and the opportunity to see some fabulous shows.
All Welcome Volunteers will receive a full training programme, and you’ll join our wonderful team who are dedicated to giving local people great nights out in Mansfield. Typical volunteering shifts are between 6.30pm and 10pm, usually Tuesday to Saturday. Sometimes there are Sunday performances, and we also have occasional afternoon shows (1pm to 4.30pm).
Benefits of volunteering at Mansfield Palace Theatre:
• A volunteer card giving free admission to some performances (subject to availability)
• Uniform provided for use when on duty
• Free tea and coffee when on duty
• Full training programme
• Free Mansfield District Council car parking pass
What we’re looking for:
You don’t need any previous experience – we’re just looking for plenty of enthusiasm, a friendly face and for you to give a warm welcome to people from all walks of life. We’re inclusive and welcoming and this opportunity is open to everyone. You may be a student, working, out of work or retired. Refugees and sanctuary seekers are also welcome.
Welcome Volunteers don’t require high levels of written or spoken English, so it doesn’t matter if English isn’t your first language, or you have a disability. We’re willing to adapt this programme to you. All we ask if that you’re able to ideally commit to a regular number of shifts a week.
How to volunteer with us:
Simply fill in our short application form and we’ll send you all the details: www.mansfield.gov.uk/volunteering
We will promote your training event via our website training diary, social media, newsletter and database.