Volunteering & Steering

Interested in volunteering for The Old Slaughterhouse?

Volunteers make a vital difference to Escape’s work, we recognise the tremendous value and support we get from volunteers and are extremely grateful to all our volunteers whose time, skills, experience and enthusiasm help us to achieve our objectives. For more information on any of the following roles, please contact niamholdham@escapearts.org.uk.

Heritage Champions - New Research Group

Escape is looking for local people who have a passion for local heritage and can help steer the project exhibitions and activities. The role will include attending steering group meetings, research and contributing to local consultation events to ensure the project reflects the interests and diversity of local people. The role will also involve going out into the community, meeting local people and recording their stories to form part of our ongoing oral history collection and quarterly exhibitions, as recorded on our digital timeline. This will be a new group meeting on Thursday or Friday afternoons. For more information, contact niamholdham@escapearts.org.uk.

Work Experience Programme

Escape are excited to announce the arrival of our new Work Experience Programme! We have been developing exciting work experience and youth volunteer opportunities based on local arts and heritage events and activities. This project will develop innovative, creative and community impact work experience placements where young people can really make a different within their communities. It is aimed at young people looking for school work experience placements, undertaking Duke of Edinburgh, Arts Award or Extended Project Qualification. For more information, contact sarahmethuen@escapearts.org.uk. To find out more click here.

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Community Events 

Escape Arts participate in many one-off local events and celebrations throughout the year, including the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations, Literary Festival, Arts Festival, Motor Festival and Stratford River Festival and we are always looking for volunteers who are happy to get involved with our family friendly arts and crafts activities. The role will include training about our work as an organisation and spreading the work of Escape across the community during a range of fun activities. Applicants who enjoy dressing up are very welcome! For more information, contact niamholdham@escapearts.org.uk.

Front of House/Exhibition Hosts

Interested in local heritage? Escape is looking for people who can tell the Slaughterhouse story to visitors. Role will include training, greeting visitors, guiding them around the exhibition and answering questions. An important part of the role is making visitors feel welcome and helping them to get the best visitor experience from the exhibitions and gallery space. An exciting opportunity for individuals who are keen to learn more about the history of our town and enjoy sharing this with new people. For more information, please contact niamholdham@escapearts.org.uk.

Youth Volunteers

Enjoyed your work experience placement with us? We also welcome young people aged 14-21 as volunteers! Whether it is volunteering with us for our community events, researching our local history project or getting involved with our new digital platform, youth volunteers are always welcomed! For more information on the work experience programme or becoming a youth volunteer, please contact sarahmethuen@escapearts.org.uk.