Volunteers are extremely important to a charity. Without them it would be difficult to provide the activities for children, young people and adults that we do, as well as run the charity itself.
Mostly we require volunteers to help with productions but there are many ways you can help e.g. costume making, administration, fundraising.
HIT currently has approximately 12 volunteers who give up some of their time to help out and support the charity.
Can anyone volunteer?
YES! All HIT volunteering opportunities are open to everyone. We also provide excellent opportunities for those interested in community arts or those with an interest in disability and helping to support participants with additional needs such as Autism, ADHD, and Dyspraxia etc. An interest in supporting young people to reach their creative potential is also an advantage.
Volunteer Locations: We have opportunities across SW Hertfordshire including: Borehamwood, Bushey, Watford, Stanmore, Hemel Hempstead, and Rickmansworth.
What will I be doing?
Volunteers are generally needed to assist at both our Adult and Children’s groups and will work alongside our Workshop Leaders to support the smooth running of the sessions. You'll join in with the activities and have some fun getting to know all of our members. You will help support with mobility and provide general encouragement to our slightly more shy members to take part. Should you feel that becoming a workshop leader may not be for you HIT also has a number of other opportunities that may be of interest including: Front of House, Marketing, Props Sourcing, and all the fun things that take place backstage including - lighting, sound, and scenery. We also have opportunities for those with an interest in promoting the work of the charity to attend various promotional events and various fundraising opportunities. Such as school fetes, community fairs etc.
Will training be provided?
It is our aim to make any volunteering experience with HIT worthwhile and beneficial, so you can expect the following from us in return:
- A welcome pack and induction
- Support from our Volunteer Co-ordinator & dedicated team of Workshop Leaders
- Reference on successful completion of at least 6 months continued support.
Benefits of volunteering with HIT: Voluntary positions at HIT give you the chance to meet new people, make new friends, and gain a wide range of new skills. As well as the following:
- The opportunity to gain experience working with a charity/ Arts Organisation
- An opportunity to work directly with young people and adults on fun, creative projects
- An opportunity to develop your facilitation skills
- Access to discounted training
- Invitations to watch Chickenshed Performances