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Volunteering at The Roses

The Roses is a friendly, warm, and inclusive space. As a Roses volunteer you will be contributing to an important community centre and charity that provides joy to many people. Volunteers at The Roses are considered part of the main team as the time given by those participating in our scheme are crucial to the financial health of the charity.

All volunteers are provided with training for their roles, including Covid safety, and are regularly invited to staff training including First Aid, Health & Safety courses and more. 
Our volunteer scheme is run by a voluntary Volunteer Co-ordinator who manages the online rostering system.

As volunteers provide a range of support to the theatre, your initial sessions will be with a ‘buddy’ until you are happy and confident in the role.

Stewarding during shows and films 
Managed by the Front of House Supervisors, this role includes welcoming audiences into the venue, guiding them through the venue, showing them to their seats and generally making sure audiences are happy. Stewards also encourage audiences to buy from our café and bar areas and sign up to Friends memberships – both crucial income streams for the charity. 
Stewards help the Front of House team clean and tidy the venue after each show.
You will have the opportunity to watch live shows and films while doing this role.

Café and Bar volunteers 
Our café and bar volunteers’ man our ground floor Grab & Go café and Eric’s Bar upstairs. This fun role means providing excellent customer service to our hungry and thirsty audiences. 
Volunteering in the catering areas plays an important role at the theatre in growing our income so we can provide our community activities like Roses Choir, Bingo, and creative workshops for young people.
On most shifts you will have the opportunity to watch live shows and films while doing this role.
There are restrictions for underage volunteers covering these two roles due to the sale of alcohol.

Gardening Club 
The Roses has a small green space at the back and a bank along its parking lot that need constant attention. Our newly established Gardening Volunteers team ensure it looks fabulous throughout the year.

What’s expected from Volunteers 

  • To contribute at least one shift a month 
  • To uphold The Roses standards of Health & Safety and Customer Service 
  • To be friendly, respectful, and welcoming to everyone 
  • To have the mental capacity to be able to recognise a health & safety issue or health emergency and immediately report it to the Front of House Manager
  • We also request from time-to-time assistance in distributing brochures around the town and arranging to display posters in other local areas


To apply to volunteer at The Roses, simply download and fill in an application form and return it to volunteers@rosestheatre.org (if you would prefer to post your form, please send it to Volunteers, The Roses, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 5NX)

We look forward to hearing from you.

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