Andrada

Are you passionate about theatre, comedy and communities? Then volunteering with W&T might be right for you. Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and work as part of an enthusiastic and talented team. If you think you would like to volunteer with W&T please contact info@womenandtheatre.co.uk.

Many of our projects have benefitted hugely from the devoted assistance of volunteers and interns. Here are some words from one of our placements:

My placement at W&T turned out to be one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I was involved with The Chocolate Soldiers for which I assisted and documented the research sessions in order to create a blog archive. I not only gained new practical interview and computer skills, but also a more thorough knowledge about the First World War, and in particular the British soldiers contribution to it. The experience helped me to realize how important it is to really engage with the people we were interviewing.
I was also offered the chance to participate in other activities including a volunteer training session for mental health project Laughing for a Change (part of our Community Comedy Course strand). Herein the volunteers were taught how to start a meaningful conversation with the general public about people with mental health problems. It was this very inspiring training that made me acknowledge how crucial the role of the volunteers is for this company.
In summary, my time at W&T was a period of inspiration and new insights into the world of community art. I did not expect this to come out of my work and only wish I could have spent more time at W&T.

Andrada

Placement as part of a Masters in International Performance Research, University of Warwick.