Many events at Jacksons Lane would not be possible without the help of our loyal and committed volunteers. You can read more about our activist legacy on our History Page. In turn, Jacksons Lane are committed to providing interesting, heart-warming experiences and offering new and exciting opportunities to all volunteers.
We host events that are volunteer-led by members of our local community, others that are supported regularly by interested volunteers looking to expand their work experience, and we dream of new projects conceived and run by individuals that explore Haringey interests.
If you are interested in working with the community on arts-related projects and would like to get experience working as part of an exciting, innovative theatre and arts centre, this could be the opportunity for you. Voluntary positions at Jacksons Lane also give you the chance to meet new people, make new friends and see interesting events and theatre.
Below you'll find more information about the different opportunities available at Jacksons Lane. Please note: All volunteers must be 18 years old or over.
Front of House Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to support and assist the Usher and Duty Officer team. This could be welcoming patrons, directing guests to their seats, ripping tickets, and helping to keep the theatre looking its best.
Benefits of joining us as a Front of House volunteer include getting to see a variety of high-quality theatre performances, including contemporary circus and theatre, learning more about what is required from rehearsals to opening night, and meeting industry professionals.
Shift times are varied. Shifts lengths are usually between 2-3 hours. We ask for a minimum of two shifts a month for new volunteers, programme and availability permitting.
We are looking for volunteers to support and assist the project leaders and participants in various projects. This could be working one-to-one with a participant, helping a workshop leader deliver a workshop, supporting a project with Front of House or help with administration.
Shift times and lengths vary. Our projects engage communities of all kinds including young people, schools, older groups and they take place in community spaces all across North London. We have two major strands of work JL Youth and A Borough United and you can see the kind of projects you can get involved with here: https://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/join-in
Do you have an idea that will make a difference to the local community of Haringey? Do you want support in how you can make it happen? Do have time to commit to seeing your idea through?
We have a strong body of projects led by volunteers themselves. These include Coffee and Computers, an IT project for older people, our intergenerational self-led drama group the Jumble Theatre Company and our reminiscence work in care homes. These projects fit in well with Jacksons Lane’s ethos of encouraging engagement in the community and reducing isolation.
The difference between these projects and others in our department is that although these projects receive support from Jacksons Lane the driving force and running of the project is led by a volunteer. We consider these our Community Leaders. If you would like to discuss an idea then please feel free to email [email protected] or call 020 8340 5226 and ask to speak to Stuart Cox.
To find out more
Whether you would like to give a lot or a little of your time we would love to hear from you. To find out more about volunteer opportunities at Jacksons Lane please email [email protected] or contact us on 020 8340 5226.