It is our policy that we work with arts professionals: those people who are currently working in theatre, film or television. Working with Scene & Heard is an amazing way for artists to use the skills and talents honed over many years to make the imagination of our children come alive on stage.
To become a volunteer, you need to:
- be a professional actor, writer or director
- see a Scene & Heard performance
- email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form
- complete and return the application form with your CV
- attend a new volunteer evening
Scene & Heard is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All volunteers are required to complete a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) before they can work with us.
We hold regular new volunteer evenings. The evenings are informal and give us a chance to meet you and for you to gain an insight into our work and your potential role as a volunteer. You will only be invited to a Scene & Heard volunteer evening once you have completed the application form and seen a Scene & Heard performance.
“I first heard of Scene & Heard from two worryingly enthusiastic actors who babbled something about a charity and children and theatre. Even though I liked these actors, they were actors, and it all sounded a bit worthy to me, so I said I’d go, but then dragged my feet, set off late and missed the first play of the evening, just slipping in for the second. Pretty soon a man in a pool of light said ‘My name’s Dean. I’m a tiger’ and I fell in love.
Not with Dean. With Scene & Heard. I’ve stayed with it not just because I want to help the children, or because it delights me to see their bows increase in confidence and ornamentation as performance week goes on, or because the writing weekends provide a good excuse to make a packed lunch and play softball with people who are smaller and weaker than me. I do it because I think the plays are the most brilliantly entertaining, funny and moving fictions around today – in any medium.”
NEIL EDMOND Actor, Writer, Volunteer