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Volunteer opportunity description

Dance Umbrella’s mission is to celebrate 21st century choreography. We do so enthusiastically and collaboratively through an annual, international London festival, through year-round creative learning opportunities for all ages, and by developing choreographic talent. Our aim is to entice audiences, nurture artists, innovate practice, and stimulate interest in the power of the body in motion.

DU's goal is to take dance out and bring audiences in:

- By expanding the definition of contemporary dance to include a wide range of movement forms, inviting artists working in and reflecting on the modern world in whatever style they choose

- By reaching out to new audiences through commissioning new work, developing partnerships with non-dance venues (e.g. Young Vic, Unicorn), and forming an orbital touring network with arts centres in outer London boroughs

This year Dance Umbrella, is getting ready to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with the most exceptional 21st century choreography across the capital. 

We are looking for friendly and motivated volunteers with an interest in dance or event management to help steward and create wonderful experiences for our audiences. 

Roles include ushering, helping with front of house, box office, assisting with workshops, talks and events, and runner tasks.  

We need volunteers between the 29th September and 21st of October. Where possible, we would like you to commit to covering the run of a particular event (don’t worry, the longest this will be is four consecutive nights!).

Volunteer Benefits

  • Receive £5 towards expenses for each shift undertaken
  • Receive at least one complimentary ticket to a show
  • Have access to any other discounted tickets during the festival where available on a first come first served basis.

The deadline to apply is Friday 10th August 2018.

We look forward to having you on board! 


About you

-         Ideally have a passion or interest in event management, crowd control, dance and the arts. (You don’t have to be interested in all four!)

-         Reliable and committed to each task

-         Good at communicating with colleagues and the public

-         Punctual and accountable when on shift

-         The ability to work as part of a team but also independent at the same time.

-         Good sense of humour

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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