The Octagon supports people of all ages to engage with theatre and grow their skills and confidence. Each year we deliver 11,000 participations across Bolton.
Interested in volunteering with an Octagon drama group?
Want to develop your skills as a facilitator?
Come along to our Volunteer Recruitment Evening!
We have a fantastic team of volunteers who support a wide variety of Creative Engagement projects across all four strands of our work: Young People, Education, Adults and Community, and Families. This includes our weekly youth theatre sessions and intensive summer projects, supporting us to create productions for our stages and much more.
We are always on the look-out for new volunteers to join the team.
On Wednesday 26 June, we are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Evening from 6.30-7.30pm at Unit 22 in the Market Place Shopping Centre (First Floor, next to Debenhams).
Volunteering at the Octagon
Our volunteers help us to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our participants. The role involves assisting Facilitators in warm-ups and activities as well as working with participants on developing their ideas in sessions.
Most volunteers will commit to a maximum of one session per week of around 2 hours. The duration of this commitment may range from our standard 10 week term to a full school year (September to July). We also need volunteers for one-off events and workshops along with our projects in school holidays.
In return for your time we offer discounted theatre tickets, mentoring, CV support and the chance to join training and skill-share sessions with our facilitators.
Volunteer Recruitment Evening
This is an exciting opportunity if you are looking to gain experience working with young people and communities, or if you want to develop skills as a facilitator. Many of our past volunteers are now working professionally in the arts as facilitators and in engagement teams across the country.
At the Recruitment Evening, you will:
- Find out more about volunteering at the Octagon
- Get to know the Creative Engagement team
- Take part in group warm-up games and exercises led by an Octagon facilitator
- Register to find out more about volunteering opportunities at the Octagon
If you are interested in applying then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a paragraph about why you’d like to volunteer with the Octagon.
We hope to see you there.