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Why Volunteer?

As a charity, we rely heavily on support from volunteers to keep us operating smoothly, and we are proud to have over 120 volunteers currently working behind the scenes at our vibrant arts centre. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, expand your work experience, and support your local arts charity – so if you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you!

As a volunteer at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms you’ll be given full training and support, and the opportunity to broaden your existing skills – or learn new ones! With roles ranging from box office to bar, there’s something for everyone! Take a look at the volunteering pack and the list of opportunities below to find the right position for you!

Here is a selection of the roles available:

Auditorium Stewards
Bar Stewards
Box Office Volunteers
Building and Maintenance assistance
Events – technical assistants
Marketing and publicity assistants
Office, finance, admin assistants
Visitor Information Centre assistants
Fundraising Events Committe (LARFE)

We are particularly keen to strengthen our Box Office, admin and bar staff:

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Box Office staff sell tickets and deal with general enquiries from our customers, both face to face and over the phone. You need to be confident as a user of our ticketing software (if you can book a train or plane ticket online, you won’t have a problem) and be able to handle cash and credit card transactions. Shifts are generally three hours max (sometimes less) and we need people to fill regular lunchtime (11am-2pm) and early evening (6pm-8pm) slots Monday to Saturday. One slot a week is fine if that’s all you can commit to, more is super – regularity is the backbone of our volunteer team. Full training will be given and initially you will work side by side with an experienced Box Office professional but eventually you may work on your own.

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Our bar is open before all performances, including matinees. You don’t necessarily need bar experience but you should be physically fit and be able to move around the bar, carry bottles and dispense drinks. You obviously need to be a people person and chat happily whilst serving and handling the cash and credit card transactions. Some light housekeeping and cleanup is required at the end of service. Shifts are generally three hours and we need people for both matinees and evenings (shifts usually end around 7.30-8.30pm depending on interval) and particularly for Fridays and Saturdays when we are busier. Full training will be given and you will work side by side with an experienced Bar Volunteer. Generally we have 2 or more people on bar but some quieter matinee shifts are covered by just one person.

“Volunteering has helped me meet people and make new friends. I tend to offer to help out when I have free time and as a result, I have had random opportunities to see a number of films, music, opera etc that under normal circumstances I would not have thought I would enjoy.”

“I am now semi-retired from my main career and so have the time to use my skills and experience to support the team and ensure this vital arts facility remains at the heart of the town. Volunteering at LAR has most certainly brought new friends into my life and has the benefit that I am continuing to develop my own skills in an interesting and friendly environment.”

Thinking of joining us?

If you’d like to apply for a volunteering opportunity, please complete the form below. Let us know what roles you are interested in and we’ll get back to you within a week.