Volunteer - Span Arts
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Volunteer at SPAN

Volunteers at Span Arts

Why volunteer?

We love our volunteers, and there are a fair few benefits to becoming one…read on!

  • Brilliant people to become friends with! Our volunteers enjoy meeting new people, having a good laugh, and are passionate about bringing high quality arts to Pembrokeshire.
  • Brilliant work experience. Whether you want to work in the arts or not you will learn transferable skills – and not only will you gain an enhanced CV you will also gain real skills and experience that will boost your confidence.
  • Our complimentary ticket scheme for volunteers lets you and your friends and family enjoy some of the best arts and events around – for free!
  • Bringing the arts to people’s doorsteps, As a SPAN Volunteer, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are contributing to sustaining the arts in Pembrokeshire and enabling everyone to be inspired and entertained and not just the few. Knowing that you are helping to do this has to be one of the biggest benefits!

Be part of the SPAN team

Step into the exciting world of SPAN and help bring the best in live arts to Pembrokeshire!

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do and we couldn’t be more grateful to them. The preparation and delivery of our programme is down to a fantastic team of passionate people who give their time and energy to engage in the arts and community.

We have lots of different volunteering roles that are open to a range of interests, skills and abilities. We will offer you training and support in all of them so you feel confident and happy to volunteer

  • Volunteer online: There are still plenty of ways you can contribute and volunteer online. You can take part in any of our projects, help organise or test out new activities, provide valuable support to artists and musicians, perform yourself or even share your skills with others!
  • Volunteering on community projects: there are so many ways to get involved in a range of creative workshops, such as being a singing buddy or helping vulnerable and elderly participants get online or take part.
  • Volunteer at an event: In ordinary times, we present a diverse range of LIVE events with anything from theatre to live music, carnivals to plant sales, there is always something to do!
  • Volunteer in SPAN’s office: from poster runs to marketing to data entry, we also need help. This is the perfect opportunity to get invaluable work experience in the arts or to just have a quiet day in a sociable office.
  • Trustees and Fundraising committee: Fancy contributing at the core of SPAN?

Full volunteer role descriptions

How to volunteer

If you would like to be part of an exciting team, and help bring the best in live arts to Pembrokeshire, why not become a SPAN volunteer?

Here’s how to sign up:

Contact one of our members of staff and discuss with them what you would like to do. Call us on 01834 869322 or email info@span-arts.org.uk

Once you’ve signed up as a volunteer, you will receive a monthly email newsletter with details of all the volunteering opportunities at SPAN.

We have quarterly volunteering meetings and online fortnightly coffee mornings and skill shares too.

Please just get in touch if  you want to find out more.

We’d love to hear from you!

Meet some volunteers

  • Ann Maidment
    Events and projects
    “I volunteer because I believe strongly in the positive effects arts activities have in the community. They bring people together, improve health and well-being, and help to combat isolation and loneliness. With Span, I feel appreciated, part of a team, and confident in the work Span is doing. Onwards!”

     

  • Bertie Malpas
    Stage manager
    “At age 12 I ad-libbed in a school operetta and got a laugh. As a trumpeter I have always loved the stage but never minded not earning much. I cut my teeth as a stage manager at Glastonbury. It’s not about the money, it’s the smell of the grease paint and the roar of the crowd. All aspects of running a show are rewarding, be it cloakroom, box office steward and all the other cogs that turn to put on a show. lt’s grrrreat!”

     

  • Hannah Gray
    Box office and marketing
    “Growing up locally I have always been aware of the unique and exciting work of Span Arts in the county. I signed up as a volunteer after graduating from university and am currently workng in the Box Office. The staff were so helpful and welcoming. With the skills I learned, I have found a job at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. I cannot thank the team enough!”

     

  • Mog Wilde
    Poster distribution
    “I’ve been living in Pembrokeshire for 15 years and volunteering for Span is exciting because it gives me a sense of helping to build community and vibrancy into my home county, as well as inspiring my personal wellbeing and skills.”

     

  • Rosemary Graham
    Events
    “I volunteer with Span as I feel the importance of being in community, love the creative positive energy and see the amazing developments in the line with global movements. My soul is nourished by the vibes and comradery which help my soul to flourish. My family live in USA. Span becomes my family!”