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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers play a vital role in helping us to present a dynamic programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults. There are lots of ways to get involved at Grand Junction and we have a range of in person and remote roles. Take a look at our volunteer roles below.

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Take the first step and view our latest volunteering opportunities. To apply, complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team.

Visitor Experience Volunteer Meet and greet visitors to our vibrant community hub

Visitor Experience Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces. We depend on the support of volunteers to run Grand Junction.  We’re looking for friendly and approachable volunteers to greet visitors to our vibrant community space and offer information and assistance to ensure that all visitors feel welcome and get the most out of their visit.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Grand Junction is also open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays 10am – 4pm. Visitor experience volunteers sit in the church welcoming visitors, assist with putting up signage and promotional materials around the building and help with admin tasks. We are looking for volunteers to cover one of for the following shifts once a week or once a fortnight: Monday 10:00 – 13:00 or 13:00 – 16:00 Wednesday 10:00 – 13:00 0r 13:00 – 16:00

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Visitor Experience volunteers will:

  • Offer guests a warm welcome to Grand Junction, and signpost visitors around the building
  • Chat with visitors and offer information about our What’s On programme, and promote other activities and events at Grand Junction
  • Supervise Grand Junction’s exhibitions
  • Update our ‘What’s on’ noticeboards
  • Prepare chairs and tables in the Activities Studio for community workshops
  • Provide brief information about the building and its history
  • Keep accurate records of visitor numbers to Grand Junction
  • Support visitors to complete a visitor experience feedback survey
  • Ensure that information leaflets are kept well stocked and displayed for the public
  • Help to ensure that guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to our community space by monitoring health and safety considerations, including inspecting visitor facilities
  • Promote volunteering opportunities at Grand Junction
  • Thank visitors as they leave

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Enjoy interacting with a diverse range of people
  • Are clear and confident communicators
  • Are friendly and welcoming, with good interpersonal skills
  • Take pride in providing excellent customer service skills
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, but also thrive when working independently
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground customer service experience in a heritage and community setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • No previous experience is required for this role. Full training will be provided
  • All volunteers will be asked to wear Grand Junction volunteer t-shirts
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. For more information, please contact: volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk.

Volunteer Usher – Olive Jar Support a community theatre production in this temporary role 25th-27th April

Volunteer Usher – Olive Jar

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Our mission is to present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for all. In April 2024 we will be putting on four performances of Olive Jar; an original community theatre show celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories.

As a Volunteer Usher for the theatre show Olive Jar, you will play a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for our audience, whilst watching this brilliant production for free and making new friends! This temporary volunteer position 25th-27th April offers an opportunity to be part of a vibrant arts community and contribute to the success of this production.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

We are looking for volunteers who can cover one or more of the following shifts:

Thursday 25th April 18:30-22:00

Friday 26th April 18:30-22:00

Saturday 27th April 14:30-18:00

Saturday 27th April 18:30-22:00

Volunteers will be required to have a one-to-one interview via Zoom (30 minutes) and an in-person induction (1 hour) prior to volunteering to be arranged with the individual.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Volunteer Ushers will:

  • Welcome guests as they arrive, provide directions to in the space, and assist with any inquiries they may have.
  • Scan tickets and guide visitors to their seats, ensuring a smooth and organised seating process.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable point of contact for guests by providing information about the production, including showtimes, running time, and any additional details they may need.
  • Offer assistance to guests with special needs, including wheelchair access and seating arrangements, ensuring everyone can comfortably enjoy the show.
  • Monitor the theatre space during performances to ensure guests adhere to venue policies, such as no photography or disruptive behaviour, and report any issues that may arise to a member of staff.
  • Collaborate with production staff and performers to facilitate a seamless experience, assisting with tasks such as distributing food and tea to the audience as part of the show.

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Are Friendly and approachable with good communication skills.
  • Have an interest in theatre/live events.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team with shared responsibilities.
  • Are reliable and punctual, with a commitment to fulfilling assigned shifts.
  • Take pride in providing excellent customer service skills.

What you will gain

  • Opportunity to be part of a vibrant arts community and support a local production.
  • Gain valuable experience in customer service and event coordination.
  • Build connections and relationships with fellow volunteers, performers, and staff members.
  • Potential for continued involvement in volunteering for regular music concerts and events hosted by Grand Junction

Additional information

  • Volunteers will be required to have a one to one interview via Zoom (30 minutes) and an in person induction (1 hour) prior to volunteering.
  • This role may involve some tasks requiring heavy lifting. Volunteers will receive Health & Safety training ahead of volunteering at our events and may opt-out of manual handling tasks.
  • Risk assessments are conducted by Grand Junction staff ahead of all community events.
  • All volunteers will be asked to wear Grand Junction volunteer t-shirts.

Interested?

Great! We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply, please email Holly Henry, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk with a breif paragraph outlining your interest and avalibility as soon as possible. You will hear back from us within 5 working days.

We will be accepting volunteers for this role ongoing until 9am Friday 19th April and would love to hear from you as soon as possible.

For more information, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Holly Henry, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 07518 710209

Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

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Live Music Event Steward Volunteer Support our exciting and varied Live Music Programme

Live Music Event Steward Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. We create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces. We depend on the support of volunteers at Grand Junction. We’re looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteer stewards to help us prepare our venue for a season of live events, offer our visitors a warm welcome, and provide information and assistance to ensure that our events run smoothly and are enjoyed by all.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

If you find yourself with some free time and have an interest in assisting, we’re always looking for event stewards. Whether you can dedicate just a few hours or more, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for people who can steward at one or more of the below events:

WED 17 APRIL 18:00-22:00 CURAWAKA & MIRA KHANYA

Join us for an earth day prayer with quintet Curawaka and Mira Khanya from Movement Medicine

THU 18 APRIL 18:00-22:00 THE AYOUB SISTERS – ELIXIR FESTIVAL 2024

An unmissable evening of ‘incredible’ (Classical FM) music from the multi-award-winning Scottish/Egyptian duo

FRI 19 APRIL 18:00-22:00 OLCAY BAYIR – ELIXIR FESTIVAL 2024

Irresistible rhythms and contemporary arrangements rooted in her Kurdish Anatolian heritage

25-27 APRIL 18:00-22:00 OLIVE JAR

A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024. Featuring live music from Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum.

TUE 30 APRIL 18:00-22:00 TRANSCENDENCE WITH ELIZABETH REAH

An evening of sound frequency, helping your nervous system to relax and destress.

WED 1 MAY 18:00-22:00 KARIM KAMAR

Classical pianist and composer takes to the Grand Junction stage to perform his new album

THU 2 MAY 18:00-22:00 COMMUNAL RESISTANCE BY YOUNG SHUBBAK – ELIXIR FESTIVAL 2024

A night to come together, share experiences, and explore the power of community as a tenet of resistance

SAT 18 MAY 18:00-22:00 MUIREANN BRADLEY

Irish singer-songwriter takes to the Grand Junction stage to perform songs from her new album

FRI 7 JUNE 18:00-22:00 FRANKIE ARCHER

The folk star brings her unique blend of synths, drum tracks and earthy Northumbrian fiddle to Grand Junction

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Event Steward Volunteers will:

  • Help to prepare the venue ahead of an event, including but not limited to, arranging chairs and furniture, setting-up equipment, arranging staging, distributing programmes, and stocking refreshments
  • Offer guests a warm welcome to Grand Junction, check event tickets, signpost visitors around the venue, and support visitors to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Enrich visitor experience by answering information queries about the event, or the venue
  • Help to ensure that guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to our community space by monitoring health and safety considerations, including supervising fire exits and inspecting visitor facilities
  • Assist the staff serving refreshments, by collecting empty glassware and tableware after use
  • Helping to set down after an event, including but not limited to, stacking and tidying away equipment, moving furniture, and clearing and cleaning the event area

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Have an interest in live events
  • Enjoy working as part of a team with shared responsibilities
  • Are friendly and welcoming, with good interpersonal skills
  • Take pride in providing excellent customer service skills
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT Volunteer Policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground customer service experience in an arts and culture community setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
  • Watch and experience live music

Additional information

  • This role may involve some tasks requiring heavy lifting. Volunteers will receive Health & Safety training ahead of volunteering at our events and may opt-out of manual handling tasks
  • Risk assessments are conducted by Grand Junction staff ahead of all community events
  • All volunteers will be asked to wear Grand Junction volunteer t-shirts
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. For more information, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Holly Henry, Volunteer Manager, on volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk or call 07518 710209 Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Art Party & Family Show Volunteer Assist in delivering our monthly Saturday club for the whole family

Art Party & Family Show Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces. Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic volunteers to assist in delivering our monthly Art Party; a creative Saturday morning club with activities and a bubble disco for the whole family. Art Party volunteers will support the facilitator to deliver activities such as Lego building, mono printing and card making in a dynamic, engaging and safe learning environment.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Art Party takes over Grand Junction on the third Saturday of each month, from 10am-12pm. Volunteers are required to be available from 9:30am-12:30pm. We also have a number of family theatre shows and family friendly festivals that run throughout the year.

Next dates:

SAT  27 JAN  14:30-17:30  BURNS FAMILY CEILIDH 
FRI  9 MARCH  13:30-17:30  GO GREEN FESTIVAL: A FREE FUN FILLED AFTERNOON FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY WITH CRAFT ACTIVITIES AND FOOD 
SAT  16 MAR  09:30-12:30  ART PARTY 
SAT  23 MAR  10:30-14:30  BOXED IN: FAMILY THEATRE SHOW FROM HALF MOON THEATRE 
SAT  13 APRIL  09:30-12:30  ART PARTY

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of the Young People’s & Schools Manager, Art Party Saturday Club volunteers will:

  • Help to prepare Grand Junction spaces ahead of Art Party, including arranging tables and furniture, setting-up arts materials and resources, and preparing refreshments
  • Greet children and parents, and offer a warm welcome to Grand Junction
  • Direct visitors around the building
  • Assist facilitators to deliver dynamic and engaging activities, and help to foster a friendly, fun and supportive environment
  • Serve refreshments
  • Collect feedback and evaluation forms from children and parents
  • Help to set down and tidy after the session, including washing up, sweeping, tidying away equipment, moving furniture, and cleaning
  • Help to promote Art Party in the community, including distributing leaflets and posters around the local area

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Enjoy working with children in a learning environment
  • Are friendly, enthusiastic and engaging, with good interpersonal skills
  • Work well as part of a team, and can competently follow instruction
  • Are punctual and proactive
  • Have a good level of spoken English
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive a detailed volunteer induction specific to the role
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket travel expenses, in accordance with the PDT Volunteer Policy
  • Receive ongoing support from the Young People’s & Schools Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
  • Gain experience of working with children in an arts and cultural community education setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence

Additional information

  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
  • Volunteers may be asked to wear branded t-shirts whilst volunteering at Grand Junction

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. For more information, please contact: volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk.

Heritage Engagement Volunteer Research our rich Victorian history and current conservation project and help us to share with the public

Heritage Engagement Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at grade I listed building St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Located below the church is our hidden jewel The St Sepulchre Chapel which was created in 1894-5 by Ninian Comper, the last of the great Gothic Revival architects. The chapel is currently closed to the public for conservation until December 2022. We’re looking for volunteers with an interest in history, architecture and conservation help us collect and curate research about the rich history of the Chapel of St Sepulchre and St Mary Magdalene’s Church and to pull out inspiring stories to engage our audiences and make the chapel’s history and conservation story accessible to the public online.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF This role can also be carried out remotely.

When?

We ask for a minimum commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, the Heritage Engagement Volunteer will:

  • Research and collect information on the history of the chapel of St Sepulchre and St Mary Magdalene church.
  • Attend relevant training and development opportunities with the architectural team, the conservation team and historians as deemed necessary to expand the depth and breadth of our understanding of the chapel.
  • Work with other Chapel Engagement volunteers to share, interpret, edit, and curate research findings to create relevant and interesting content for social media and the Grand Junction Website.
  • Schedule posts on Grand Junction’s chapel Instagram page using HootSuite
  • Create engaging content to promote the chapel, heritage tours and heritage of the building on Grand Junction main social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Use research to manage and respond to direct messages and comments on the chapel’s Instagram page.
  • Create digital and print promotional materials, such as posters and flyers
  • Conduct research to identify valuable opportunities to spread the word about the Chapel of St Sepulchre and Grand Junction’s heritage tours.
  • Capture photographs and videos of our activities, and adhere to our image/video consent practices
  • Support Grand Junction to build its heritage mailing lists and social media followers

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Have an interest in history, architecture and/or conservation
  • Have an interest in discovering and researching the past, or a willingness to learn more
  • Have an interest in creating content and engaging the public
  • Are clear and confident communicators.
  • Are organised and methodical
  • Enjoy working independently, but are also willing and happy to work with others and share research
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role
  • Receive travel expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground experience of using various marketing channels to promote heritage and conservation at Grand Junction and increase community engagement
  • Gain on-the-ground experience of heritage research methods and curating information in an appealing and creative way
  • Develop new skills and confidence
  • Contribute to the telling of the history and heritage of our beautiful grade 1 listed building.
  • Meet like-minded people and make friends!

Additional information

  • Volunteers will at times require computer and internet access at home to undertake this role. If this is a problem, please contact us to discuss ways in which we may be able to support with this.
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references.

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. For more information, please contact: volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk.

Heritage Tour Guide Volunteer Facilitate inspiring and engaging tours for the public

Heritage Tour Guide Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces. We are looking for new Heritage Tour Guide Volunteers to deliver inspiring and engaging tours of our vibrant church and community arts venue. Our tours tell the story of the building’s rich Victorian history, and its connection to the development of the local area. This role is perfect for anyone with an interest in history and heritage who would like to develop their skills and experience through delivering tours for the public.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

Grand Junction’s free lunchtime tours run on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every month. We ask for a commitment to deliver 1 tour per term and support 1 tour per term with the option to deliver more and with a level of flexibility. We occasionally offer extra heritage talks and tours to the public outside of these times from Monday – Saturday, both daytime and evenings.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, Heritage Tour Guide Volunteers will:

  • Learn about the fascinating history of St Mary Magdalene’s Church, and the living heritage of the local area, and carry out independent research where necessary
  • Deliver engaging and inspiring scripted tours of the building and immediate local area for people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Offer visitors a warm welcome, and enrich their experience by supporting visitors to get the most out of their visit to Grand Junction
  • Champion inclusivity, and adapt talk and tour content to suit the audience
  • Keep accurate records of visitor numbers to the building
  • Support visitors to complete visitor experience feedback
  • Offer visitors information about our What’s On programme, and other activities and events at Grand Junction
  • Promote volunteering opportunities at Grand Junction to visitors and the public
  • Help to ensure that guests have a safe and enjoyable visit by monitoring health and safety considerations within and outside the building

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Have a passion for, or a willingness to learn about, history, architecture and the living heritage of the local area
  • Are clear and confident communicators, and enjoy engaging with the public
  • Are friendly, approachable and welcoming, and champion inclusivity
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, but also thrive when working independently
  • Are committed to excellent customer service skills
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will:

  • Receive thorough training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to delivering tours
  • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy
  • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff
  • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant
  • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain on-the-ground experience of delivering engaging heritage talks for the public
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Meet like-minded people and make friends!
  • Contribute to the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’

Additional information

  • This role will involve being outdoors for short periods
  • All volunteers will be required to wear Grand Junction volunteer t-shirts
  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references. Some roles may also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. For more information, please contact: volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk.

Marketing and Social Media Volunteer Support with the promotion of our community activities and events programme

Marketing and Social Media Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces. Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic and engaging Marketing and Communications Volunteers to support with the promotion of our community activities and events programme.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF This role can also be carried out remotely.

When?

We ask for a commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, the Marketing and Communications Volunteer will:

  • Create engaging content to promote our work on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Schedule posts across all platforms, using HootSuite
  • Manage and respond to direct messages and comments
  • Develop new digital links and relationships with local supporters and organisations
  • Add Grand Junction events to listing websites
  • Produce news articles for the Grand Junction and Paddington Development Trust websites, and write press releases to announce upcoming activities and events
  • Prepare a monthly digital bulletin for Grand Junction supporters
  • Distribute printed promotional materials to local libraries, schools, doctors’ surgeries and community centres, advertising our activities, and keep accurate records
  • Develop links and relationships with local stakeholder organisations
  • Create digital and print promotional materials, such as posters and flyers
  • Conduct research to identify valuable opportunities to spread the word about Grand Junction and the work we do
  • Capture photographs and videos of our activities, and adhere to our image/video consent practices
  • Create listings on online event sites, such as Eventbrite
  • Support Grand Junction to build its mailing lists and social media followers

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who: • Are friendly and approachable, and enjoy talking to people • Are clear and confident communicators, with an interest in marketing and communications • Have experience using social media, and creating engaging content • Are organised and methodical • Enjoy working independently and as part of a team • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will: • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

This role is a great opportunity to: • Gain on-the-ground experience of using various marketing channels to promote a programme of community activities and events, and increase community engagement • Develop new skills and confidence • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’ • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!

Additional information

• Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references.

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. To find out more about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunction.org.uk For more information, please contact: volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk. Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Administration Volunteer Support with office administration tasks

Administration Volunteer

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene is a new venue for community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, run by Paddington Development Trust. Our mission is to create, foster and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families, and adults in our three amazing spaces. Volunteers enable us to do so much more at Grand Junction. We’re looking for a friendly, organised, methodical volunteer to support us with a range of administrative tasks.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

We ask for a commitment of 3 hours per week, with a level of flexibility.

What will the role involve?

Working under the supervision of Grand Junction staff, the Volunteer Administrator will:

  • Support with basic collection and entry of data, including maintaining accurate records of visitor numbers and workshop attendees and inputting evaluation data
  • Update paper and electronic filing systems, including scanning, photocopying and archiving documents
  • Prepare printed materials for our activities and events
  • Ensure that information leaflets are kept well stocked and displayed for the public
  • Help to prepare mailouts to supporters, volunteers and stakeholder organisations
  • Support with operational needs, such as room set-up, venue signage and maintenance of public spaces

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Are clear and confident communicators
  • Have basic administration and IT skills, and good attention-to-detail
  • Are methodical and flexible, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Enjoy working independently
  • Want to gain new skills and experience, whilst making a real difference in their local community

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will: • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

is role is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain experience of a wide range of administration tasks in a heritage and community setting
  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
  • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!

Additional information

• Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references.

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. To find out more about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunction.org.uk For more information, please contact: volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk. Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Language Café Volunteer Support our weekly English Language conversation class

Language Café Volunteer

Our Language Café volunteers are friendly and confident, and will work with the facilitator in our weekly English language speaking sessions to encourage and support participants to improve their English speaking. Previous teaching experience, preferably in ESOL, is recommended but not required, but an advanced level of English language competency is a requirement.

Where?

St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, Paddington W2 5TF

When?

This is an hour long session every Monday 11:45-12:45 term time only, we ask you to attend as many sessions in a term as you are able. volunteer hours are 11:30-13:00.

What will the role involve?

  • Supporting participants in the language café, answering questions and encouraging conversation in small groups.
  • Supporting the facilitator with the running of the session, helping to set-up the class and tidy up at the end.
  • You may also be asked to accompany the group on trips outside of Grand Junction.

Who are we looking for?

This role is suited to people who:

  • Confident and friendly communicators
  • Good listening skills
  • Advanced English Language competency is a requirement, this could be GCSE, A-level or an English language certificate/diploma
  • Knowledge of another language (e.g. Arabic, Bengali, Urdu) is preferable but not required.

Our commitment to you

We value the contribution that volunteers make to our work. Volunteers in this role will: • Receive ongoing training, including a detailed volunteer induction and training specific to the role • Receive reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, in accordance with the PDT volunteer policy • Receive ongoing support from Grand Junction’s Volunteer Manager, and other Grand Junction staff • Be supported to use their volunteering to access employment-focused opportunities, such as advice and signposting, where relevant • Be invited to regular volunteer social gatherings, community events, and talks

What you’ll gain

is role is a great opportunity to:

  • Develop new skills and increase confidence
  • Gain community ESOL experience
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of cultural activities for the local community and feel fulfilment in ‘giving back’
  • Meet like-minded people, and make friends!

Additional information

• Volunteers must be prepared to undertake pre-offer checks, including references.

Interested?

Great! We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please complete our short application form and tell us why you’re interested in joining our diverse volunteering team. You will hear back from us within 5 working days. To find out more about Grand Junction, please visit www.grandjunction.org.uk For more information, please contact: volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk. Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

What our volunteers say

“Volunteering at Grand Junction has acted like a springboard for other things - it has widened my experiences and I have taken up new ventures that I would not normally do.”

“I enjoy interacting with lots of people from other cultures, teamwork and getting to watch the events”

“I think the programme is run very well. I always feel supported and valued by the fantastic staff.”

For more information, or for an informal chat about volunteering at Grand Junction, please contact our Volunteer Manager by emailing volunteering@grandjunction.org.uk in the first instance. Grand Junction is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

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