OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP TORBAY'S CULTURAL VOLUNTEERING OFFER
We're building a network of cultural volunteers to be strong advocates for culture in Torbay, to encourage engagement in local arts, culture and heritage by Torbay residents and to support the delivery of our growing arts and heritage offer. Can you help?
We are seeking a freelance individual, organisation or consortium with strong skills and experience in volunteer management to grow our cultural volunteering offer and co-ordinate the volunteers.
Torbay has some of the lowest levels of cultural engagement in England so, through the Great Place Scheme, we are using innovative approaches to grow and widen audiences for arts and heritage. Endorsement of local arts, culture and heritage by Torbay's residents is crucial here to reach those who tend to feel it's "for tourists" and "not for the likes of me". By increasing participation, we aim to help residents feel connected to - and proud of - this place, and to share with visitors our sense of what makes Torbay so special.
In addition, of course, an established pool of cultural volunteers will provide a go-to resource for our events and festivals, venues and practitioners, to help them deliver their work in sustainable and resilient ways.
If you have expertise in shaping and co-ordinating volunteer schemes which focus on advocacy and community as much as support for running events and venues, we want to hear from you! Download the brief for the full details, including how to apply.
Deadline for submissions: Friday 22 June, 12 noon.