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.

Volunteer co-ordinator
  • Respond to and follow up enquires from prospective volunteers and be available to meet them at The Bridge to introduce them to Freewheelers.
    Liaise with and develop a rapport with the local agencies which could be the first point of contact for new volunteers
  • To be available to visit The Bridge on a regular basis
Carry out the induction process, i.e. give new volunteers info about the company, including company policy documents
  • Take up references for new volunteers
  • Make sure volunteers have been CRB checked
  • Communicate regularly with all volunteers either personally or via email and twice a year visit those volunteers who work at the Bridge to offer support if necessary, and ask for their feedback
  • Occasionally email volunteers to deal with queries, thank them all for their support, or welcome them back to a new term
  • Liaise with the tutors to ensure there is sufficient cover for productions, backstage, pastoral care etc
  • Organise training courses for volunteers
  • This role could be expanded according to one’s own ideas
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

What our volunteers say

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