Wells Maltings Needs You!

Volunteer at your arts, heritage and community centre

Wells Maltings is for everyone, and to make it fly as a community hub that brings everyone together to enjoy great arts and heritage activities and programmes, we need volunteers to work with us.

Now that the building work is complete and the new arts, heritage and community centre has opened its doors, we are looking to build our existing dedicated team of volunteers. Working across all areas of our business, if you volunteer with us, you’ll be joining a vibrant community within a community. You’ll work with like-minded people who care about supporting the cultural life of the town, enjoying all the social benefits of working together, whilst sharing your skills and experience to make Wells Maltings a success.

You can give as much or as little time as you wish, either in areas that are familiar to you, or in areas that push you and develop new skills. We’ll train you and support you, and give you plenty of opportunity to grow and develop.

Now that we are open for business, with lots of different activities and events, we need:

Box Office, Visitor Information and retail volunteers – to sell tickets, promote our events, and support the thousands of visitors to the town each year with advice, information and excellent customer service.

Publicity, promotions and PR advocates – to go out into the community and promote our work, distributing leaflets, posters, and generally spreading the word.

Front of house stewards – to look after our audiences at live events, checking tickets and supporting the smooth running of shows (and getting the chance to see the events for nothing!). We also need gallery and heritage centre stewards, to support visitors to exhibitions and shows, answer questions, and make visitor experiences first class.

Participation assistants – to work alongside workshop and session leaders in our work with young people and adults in theatre, writing, dance and art activities, learning new skills and supporting participants across the age groups.

Archivists, conservators and heritage supporters – to work with our heritage centre staff and local history experts and enthusiasts in looking after a wide array of information, archives and artefacts, and planning and curating future exhibitions.

General supporters and doers – from time to time, we need luggers, fixers, cookers, arrangers, helpers, pruners and general helping hands to lend assistance with those jobs that simply just need doing. Everyone at Wells Maltings gets stuck in to get the job done – and enthusiasm and energy grease the wheels.

Appetite whetted? Get in touch with Mary Blue Brady at: mary@wellsmaltings.org.uk , or call 01328 711378.