Volunteer Opportunities

There are many cultural organisations currently looking for volunteers. If you are interested in gaining experience and skills we have information about some of the current volunteer opportunities in your local area.

Give your time & expertise and volunteer for an arts & cultural organisation in Southwark.


  • An excellent learning process.
  • An opportunity to get into the Arts & Culture sector.
  • A step up the ladder for your career in the arts.
  • Meet wonderful people in the creative industry.

2012 onwards!

It’s up to you, there are a great number of fantastic organisations which would benefit from your particular talents and expertise.

A number of creative organisations are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles.

STEP – Southwark Theatres’ Education Partnership – is currently looking for a number of volunteers to fill various roles in their organisation: Press and Marketing Volunteers, Accompanying Adult Volunteers, STEP Friends, STEP Design Volunteers and STEP Advisory Group Volunteers. For more information about these roles please visit their website www.step-partnership.co.uk or contact STEP Creative Director Beccy Allen on 020 7708 6124 or email beccy@step-partnership.co.uk.

Volunteer Centre Southwark is the local hub for volunteering in the borough. Whatever your interests they can help you to find the right volunteering opportunity. For more information about volunteering in Southwark visit their websitewww.volunteercentres.org.uk or call on 020 7703 4205.

Peckham Shed is a theatre company which runs inspiring workshops for children and young people aged 5-16 years old, living in and around South East London. Peckham Shed is looking for volunteers who could help to support their workshops, working with smalls groups and individuals. As volunteers become more experienced they can begin to lead games and exercises within the sessions. For more information please visit www.peckhamshed.com.

The Old Vic Tunnels, a performance space based beneath Waterloo Station has many opportunities for volunteers throughout the year. To find out about their current volunteering opportunities visit www.oldvictunnels.com/volunteers. There is always a lot going on at The Old Vic Tunnels, to keep informed about volunteering news and opportunities sign up to their mailing list tovt@oldvictheatre.com or join their Facebook group  Old Vic Tunnels Underground.

Siobhan Davis Dance is looking for a pool of dedicated volunteers to support the Siobhan Davies Big Dance programme in 2012. There are opportunities available in Event Assistance, Performance and Rehearsal Support, Office Support and Marketing. For more information please visit www.siobhandavies.com

Cooltan Arts has opportunities for volunteers in a number of roles for Filmmakers, Walk Leaders, Walk Stewards, Outreach Assistants, PR/Marketing and Researchers (personalisation project). For more information please visit www.cooltanarts.org.uk.

Cambridge Houseis looking to recruit a team of Art Executive Volunteers to assist develop, implement and manage a new Art Programme for Cambridge House. For further information contact Beatriz Dominguez on 020 7358 7000 or email bdominguez@ch1889.org. For more information about the redevelopment of Cambridge House please www.ch1889.org.

Ahh….Arts Igniting Minds is looking for a volunteer personal assistant to help with the day-to-day running of the office. For more information about this role please www.ahh.uk.com/support-us

The Cinema Museum is looking for Creative Community Curators to explore the museum’s collection of cinema memorabilia, arrange exhibitions, create a presentation, design a postcard and banner, and more. The purpose of this project is to help local people feel The Cinema Museum is theirs through becoming curators. To get involved contact Abigal Tripp, project manager, on 07588 50 26 15 or email abstripp@gmail.com. To find out more about the museum and this project please visit www.cinemamuseum.org.uk

The Golden Hinde Trust is always looking for volunteers to help with restoring, preserving and educating and interpreting the historical facts about the Golden Hinde. For more information please visit their website www.goldenhinde.com

SinFin Cinema is looking for a Marketing and Communications Officer volunteer to join their projects team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to develop a career in audiovisual arts marketing and PR. To find out more about the role email SinFin Cinema Director Virginia Pablos virginia@sinfincinema.com.

Inspire is looking for a freelance Volunteer Placement Coordinator. Please contact Stuart Woods at stuartwoods@in-spire.org.uk or call 020 7740 6868 ASAP if you would like to apply.

Anyone who is interested in the arts & culture, those who want to be involved in the magic of the olympics.

visit https://southwarkartsforum.wordpress.com/volunteer-opportunities/


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