Become a Volunteer
Do you… have a little spare time?
Enjoy meeting people?
Have a skill to offer?
Or, just want to help?
The St Austell Arts Theatre is looking to increase its number of volunteers to help with a range of activities.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, have fun. Here are just a few ways you can help us!
Front of House – “Tickets, please…”
Most of our volunteers help out on the night of performances, as Front of House staff. It takes 3 – 5 volunteers to staff each show we put on.
Front of house staff are crucial members of our team, providing a welcoming face to greet our audience, tear tickets, help people to find seats and make sure the building is safe and well-organised during performances, as well as tidying up after the public have gone home. They need to be here an hour before the performance starts and be able to stay until the audience has left.
The only qualifications you need are a friendly smile and a willingness to help. Your job will be to make the audience feel welcome, have a good time and send them home with a smile on their face
Bar work – “Service with a smile…”
If you would like to help out working behind our bar, we are always looking for more people to support our busy bar team. You don’t need any previous bar experience, but it can be quite a demanding job on busy show nights, so you need to be prepared to be on your feet a lot!
You’ll need to be able to work a cash register – but, we can teach you that! – and, if you’re able to commit more time, make occasional trips to the cash and carry to make sure we have all the stock we need.
Do let us know if you are interested in working behind the bar, and keeping it clean. The bar staff are usually needed from an hour before show time until the audience has gone and everything is tidied up.
Sprucers – “You can help us clean up!”
We always need willing hands to keep the place clean, do routine maintenance work and generally make us a clean, attractive and welcoming place to visit.
Lighting Box – “Sound, lights, action!”
If you’re interested in the technical side of putting on shows, then we’re interested in hearing from you!
We’re looking to build up an enthusiastic and committed team to help with lighting, sound, maintenance of equipment and all other technical aspects of running out theatre.
Admin support – “You’re just my type…!”
If you’re a good organiser, with admin skills, you might like to help run our volunteer rota, or help to manage our Friends scheme. So, if you “Excel” at spreadsheets and have a love of databases, please let us know!
Publicity – “Read all about it!”
It would be great to have a small team of people who can help distribute leaflets and posters. We also need someone to contact organisations to interest groups to come to our events.
Trustees – “Looking to the future!”
The Executive Committee is looking for motivated people to sit on our Board who share our vision for the future. We need to build a strong group of people with specialist skills who can help plan for the long-term, seek funding and work towards realising a viable and vibrant future for us all to enjoy.
If you would like to help us in any way, please do get in touch.
We’d love to hear from you and really appreciate all offers of help.