From front of house to sewing, our volunteers give their time and their talent and we couldn't do what we do without them! Take a look below to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities.
We know that there are lots of factors that motivate people to volunteer, and we try to give everyone a rewarding experience whatever their reasons – to learn new skills, give something back, develop a career path, get involved with the local community, make use of existing skills, increase experience, make friends or meet new people.
If you want to come somewhere, where you feel part of a team, like an extended family almost, valued for your time and skills; this is the place to come.
We recognise that everyone has many other commitments in their lives, so we provide flexible volunteering opportunities. We have a support system in place dedicated specifically to our volunteers, and we encourage an open-door policy so that volunteers can come and talk to someone if they need to.Becoming a Chickenshed Volunteer means giving your time to a truly worthwhile cause. Across all departments, Chickenshed relies on the dedication and support of its volunteers and without them it would be a sadly different place.
We have a simple application process which involves completing an application form and providing the names of two referees.
Download the application form
If you have any problems completing the form just let us know and we will do our best to help. Once we have followed up your references, we will arrange a time for you to come and meet us to talk about volunteering opportunities that will be appropriate both for you and for us.
I was able to contribute in tangible ways which I felt were not only useful for Chickenshed but stretched and satisfied me personally.
It is Chickenshed’s policy for all members, employees, students and volunteers over the age of 16 to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formally CRB). We will give you a DBS form to complete and, once this has been processed, we will arrange a start date with you.
Please note that having a conviction will not necessarily prevent you from volunteering at Chickenshed. We actively promote equality of opportunity and we welcome applications from everyone – if you have any questions or concerns though, do get in touch.
If you have a question about any part of our application process, please get in touch.
We are looking for someone with good research skills to support our Tales from the Shed team in collating and preparing a list of possible funders and corporate sponsors for Tales from the Shed. This list will then be handed onto our Fundraising team to make approaches.Read more
Chickenshed is delighted to be able to offer a new opportunity for students to undertake a placement working with and supporting the artistic team when planning and delivering membership and outreach workshops at our Kensington & Chelsea branch.Read more
We welcome applications from students who wish to gain valuable experience with our Tales for the Shed team who provide performances at Chickenshed Theatre and outside venues for pre-school aged children.Read more
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer administrator to support our building team and the Head of Property & Procurement with administrative tasks. This role will suit someone with excellent computer skills (including expertise in excel) and excellent communication skills. It would also suit someone who is looking for entry level experience in theatre management. Please download the role description for more information.Read more
We are looking for a highly efficient, organised and resourceful individual with a keen interest in theatre who is able to provide administrative assistance to the Artistic Director. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to gain valuable insight and experience of the theatre industry and to develop their career administrative and management skills.Read more