Children and Young People’s Workshops Volunteer

As a Children and Young People’s Workshops Volunteer, you’ll support facilitators in running creative workshops, classes and events for children and young people – these could be anything from drama club, craft workshops or family events!

This role is particularly suited to someone with an interest in working with children or young people and/or workshop facilitation.

Hours: Flexible, as required for specific events; may need to be available daytime, evening or weekends.

Description of Tasks

Supporting the creative delivery of youth workshops alongside professional artists/tutors
Creating a fun, supportive and engaging environment for participants
Helping prepare the space for workshops, as we as packing down at the end of the session
Representing Poplar Union to its visitors, promoting a friendly atmosphere
Volunteering alongside other volunteers and member of staff
Undertaking any other reasonable duties
Adhering to Poplar Union and Poplar HARCA’s policies and procedures


We are looking for lively and committed volunteers who have a genuine interest in working with children and young people and real enthusiasm for our exciting new arts space. In this position we are looking for volunteers to stay with us for at least 6 months.

Training and Support

Volunteers are required to attend an induction training session at the venue prior to commencing their volunteer role. Training will cover all necessary information relating to the role, as well as practical training on the use of specific equipment and how to evacuate the building. We will try our very best to accommodate volunteers with additional support needs.

Opportunities & Benefits

A fun, stimulating and friendly environment within which to volunteer
A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
The opportunity to gain experience working with children and young people
A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
Priority for any further training we have on offer
‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
Special ticket offers (where possible)
Invitations to volunteer social events
Access to other volunteering opportunities

To apply, please fill in the application form and send to emily@poplarunion.com.

NB: All volunteers will be required to complete an application form, attend an informal interview and be able to supply details of two referees from whom we will seek references.

See other volunteering opportunities in the area!