Why become a Torbay Culture Ambassador?

Torbay Culture Ambassadors are a group of local people who are well-informed, positive supporters of Torbay’s cultural life and are the ‘go-to’ volunteers for arts and heritage events and projects throughout Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. We are supporting people looking to volunteer in this way as well as the host organisations offering volunteering opportunities.

We do this by providing our Ambassadors with:

  • an induction

  • regular news of opportunities to volunteer, via email and closed Facebook group

  • invitations to special events

  • opportunities to take part in focus groups or feedback groups

  • training sessions

  • opportunities to provide feedback on your experience as a volunteer

  • offers and benefits to thank you for your support.

By supporting host organisations who require volunteers, we ensure you are looked after along the way. Host organisations looking for some great volunteers can find out more by clicking the button below:

Want to sign up?

We are looking for people who have their finger on the pulse of what is going on culturally in Torbay, are keen to support our local area, and wish to volunteer their time. If this sounds like you, take a look at “how it works”, below, and when you are ready to apply:

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. Ambassadors must be aged 18 or over, although we are looking into providing opportunities for family groups to volunteer together.

How it works

Your application form will be reviewed by our Volunteer Co-ordinators. Once your application has been accepted, you will be invited to a ‘welcome’ event so we can meet you and give you everything you need to join the scheme.

After this, you’ll receive a regular e-newsletter with opportunities to get involved. You will be issued with a Torbay Culture Ambassador badge – to wear with pride when volunteering – and you will also be invited to attend free training sessions, events and gatherings throughout the year. You will also be invited to a closed Facebook group. This will be a place for more informal communication between the Volunteer Co-ordinators and all of the Ambassadors.

When you spot a volunteering opportunity that you’d like to take up, you will be put in touch with the host organisation. The host will manage the volunteering role according to their own policies, informed by our Host Agreement which is designed to ensure you will have a good experience. You’ll need to provide information about yourself to the host organisation (we are unable to pass on information that you may have already provided to us).

“I felt so welcomed by you all. I had the chance to perform, to be part of the team, to do something I’d never do usually. I really missed the days I wasn’t on duty. I don’t know what I’ll do when its over.”

”I am proud of myself for trying something new and embracing the unknown. It has been an enriching and positive experience for me being asked questions about The Tale and my role as a Torbay cultural volunteer”