volunteering

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.

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There are a variety of ways to volunteer with Herts Inclusive Theatre, whether you wish to gain experience working in an inclusive environment with people of all ages or assist with productions, front of house, marketing, administration or fundraising.

We are currently looking for volunteer Workshop Assistants at our Youth Theatres.

Tasks for this role include helping the Workshop Leaders to ensure the smooth running of sessions, supporting the mobility of participants and provide general encouragement to taking part.

You can find out more about the types of volunteer roles we have available by contacting us at admin@hit-theatre.org.uk

volunteering faqs

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, 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

YOUNG VOLUNTEERS - THE ARTS AWARD

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THE ARTS AWARD

As well as providing a fantastic platform for performing HIT is delighted to offer the Arts Award to young people who wish to develop their creative leadership skills. The Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents providing invaluable skills for life – it's also a really fun way to meet new people. Please feel free to speak to a member of the HIT team should you be interested in completing the award with Herts Inclusive Theatre. To find out more about the Arts Award please visit www.artsaward.org.uk

5 great reasons to take part in the Arts Award
* A great way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts
* The award is offered at five levels, four accredited and one introductory award
* A framework for learning new skills and sharing them
* An opportunity to develop creativity and leadership skills
* A link between young people and creative arts professionals

The Arts Award is available for HIT volunteers to complete.