Volunteer

There are many ways to help Freewheelers and have fun while doing it. Every penny raised really does make a difference so whether it’s a cake sale or a simple coffee morning, why not do it in the name of Freewheelers.

Current Vacancies

To apply, please download the information and application form and return them to us at info@freewheelerstheatre.co.uk or to PO Box 339, Cobham, Surrey KT11 9DB.

If you would like to help us but do not feel that our current vacancies are quite what you are looking for, please do email or call us detailing your interests and we can discuss further.

Costume Volunteer

Our dance groups are currently working towards a ‘Paintings’ themed performance which will take place on 5 July 2017. The dances will be inspired by famous works of Degas, and the costumes need to match precisely the clothing worn by the painted figures in order to create powerful moments where the images seen on screen and on stage match. We would like some help sourcing / making and fitting these outfits in time for the show. We would also like a photographer to attend rehearsals to identify these key moments in preparation for capturing them during the show. These roles could be fulfilled by the same person if s/he has skills in both costume and photography, or by different people. More than one photographer may be needed.

The groups rehearses on Tuesday mornings in Leatherhead.  Depending on availability the volunteers could also work with our Thursday dance groups who are also preparing for to perform at the same event.

Pastoral Care and Performance Support
  • Supporting individual workshop participants and company members, e.g. welcoming, social interaction, making drinks, supporting in their performances with line learning, coordinating costume and prop requirements, one to one support on or off stage.
  • If interested contribution to production and care of costumes.
Resource manager
  • Establish a system for tracking and monitoring equipment
  • Logging and managing maintenance of equipment
  • Updating data base of equipment and cataloguing new equipment for insurance purpose
  • Liaising with company staff to ensure equipment meets current needs
  • Acquiring new equipment when required
  • Managing Storeroom
Transport Co-ordinator
  • To organise transport for company members to rehearsals and events
  • Communication by phone and email to residential centres, individuals and taxi companies, Dial a Ride etc
  • Liaison with company staff to understand requirements
  • Establishing and maintain a transport logging system to be communicated with relevant staff
  • Ensuring invoices are correct
Volunteer Drivers
Front of House and Event Volunteers
  • Assisting with Box Office
  • Helping to run a bar
  • Ushering
  • Selling merchandise
  • Helping with catering
  • Car park attendance

We welcome volunteers who can help with preparations by shopping, driving, taking bookings etc, as well as those who just wish to lend a hand on the day of the performance

Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Maintain a list of funding opportunities suitable for Freewheelers’ current or possible future projects. Actively seek out grants, corporate giving schemes and
    other formal or informal opportunities.
  • Work with the Artistic Director, Operations Manager, and Book-Keeper to prioritise projects that require funding and match these to potential donors.
  • Draft funding applications as appropriate, gathering necessary information from key stakeholders and contacting funders if required to clarify queries before submission.
  • Submit funding applications and act as a named contact at Freewheelers for funders during the decision making process.
  • Communicate successful grant outcomes to the relevant Freewheelers
    associates and ensure that they understand any conditions of the grant at the
    outset of any new funded project. Visit funded projects regularly to check on their
    progress and work with the Operations Manager to ensure that conditions are
    being met, to identify any potential problems early on and if necessary seek
    advice from funders.
  • Work with our Marketing Team at Austin Marketing to effectively promote funding
    opportunities, and to ensure that funders are publicly acknowledged in
    accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the grant.
  • Maintain a diary of Report deadlines for all grants received, and be responsible
    for the completion of reports in good time. Liaise with Freewheelers associates,
    volunteers and participants to gather the necessary evidence, including
    photographs and written evidence from all stages of the project.
  • Act as an ambassador for Freewheelers both formally and informally, by
    attending networking events, meeting local VIPs and potential supporters, and
    taking all opportunities to promote Freewheelers especially in the local area.

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