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.
If you are a student on a Stage Management or Technical Theatre graduate course you may be interested in our placement within the Production department at Chickenshed Theatre.
After many years of outsourcing our catering provision, from September 2019 Chickenshed will be taking the running of its café back in-house. This new café will become a clear and visible expression of our charitable aims. We require enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to support us throughout the day, working in a number of roles, such as baristas, bar staff and waiter/waitresses.
Chickenshed is delighted to be able to offer a new volunteering opportunity for students to undertake a placement at our Kensington & Chelsea branch working with and supporting the artistic team when planning and delivering membership and outreach workshops at our Kensington & Chelsea branch. We welcome applications from students from September 2019.