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Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Angel Shed and we could not do what we do without them. We run an extensive volunteer programme, engaging 30 performing arts volunteers each week across our six membership groups for children and young people aged 5-19. Our large volunteer team allows for a high ratio of adults to participants in each session and ensures the best possible support for all members.

What will I do?

All performing arts volunteers support Angel Shed’s Artistic Team in delivering our weekly sessions.
Our membership groups range from 15-30 children and young people per group and your role is to support the members to engage creatively with the sessions. We work in smaller groups within each session to ensure that all members can participate as fully as they can. You will be assigned a group for the term, working with 8-12 children together with other volunteers.

Volunteers will:

  • Attend briefing and training before each session
  • Lead or support inclusive games in small groups
  • Be an active and engaged role model for members
  • Support members to: engage with performing arts activities such as acting, singing and dancing; create their own scenes, movement phrases and songs; work inclusively with each other
  • Perform with members on stage in end of term productions

You will never be left alone and there will always be an experienced volunteer or staff member with you.

What will I get?

We want volunteering at Angel Shed to be a rewarding and beneficial experience. We ensure that our volunteers are well looked after, their skills are developed, and they are provided with training and ongoing support. All volunteers get the following:

  • Work experience in the performing arts
  • Inclusive facilitation training
  • Safeguarding training
  • Free DBS check
  • Employer references
  • Paid expenses

Do I need any experience?

No prior experience is necessary to volunteer at Angel Shed, all we ask is that you fully commit to the role! Angel Shed is always looking for creative individuals who want:

  • to gain experience and training in inclusive arts
  • to be part of a valued volunteer team
  • to make a different to the lives of children and young people in the community

We value working with people with different experiences, skills and backgrounds, as this is how we continue to learn and grow.

When can I volunteer?

Angel Shed sessions run on Mondays and Thursdays. You can choose to volunteer with one or more of the following four membership groups. Volunteering times for each group are:

Children’s Theatre 2 (with ages 7-10) Mondays 5.00-7.15pm

Music Collective (with ages 12-19) Mondays 7.00-9.00pm

Dance Company (with ages 12-19) Mondays 7.00-9.00pm

Youth Theatre 1 (with ages 10-13) Thursdays 5.00-7.15pm

Our volunteering opportunities run termly from January-March, April-July and September-December. There is a minimum commitment of 12-week term, though many volunteers choose to stay on longer.

Performing Arts Volunteer

Interested in the performing arts and working with children and young people? Come and volunteer with us each week on a Monday or Thursday and creatively support and perform alongside our members. (Minimum commitment is 1 term) Applications open all year round.

Apply now


We are looking to appoint new trustees to strengthen Angel Shed's board as we continue to grow. Please get in touch if you are interested in this opportunity.