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Volunteer with The Spark

Thank you for visiting our volunteer page. We’re thrilled that you’re considering joining our team of Sparky volunteers who are passionate about experiencing the arts and culture sector and making a positive impact in the local Leicester community.

At The Spark, we believe that every child should have access to arts and culture and we need your help to make that happen.

As a volunteer member of The Spark team, you’ll gain valuable insights into our behind-the-scenes operations. This includes everything from show production to marketing and more. You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with touring companies at various venues, such as schools, community settings, and cultural venues.

Additionally, you’ll get a firsthand look at how the much-loved Spark Festival, Vital Spark and other projects and events are delivered. Of course, you’ll also be experiencing world-class music, dance, and theatre curated especially for Leicester and Leicestershire audiences!

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Festival Volunteer Call Out

Volunteer for the 21st Spark Festival taking place between 18-25th May 2024.  It’s an opportunity to be a part of something exciting, to share your skills, and to learn some new ones. Whether you’re an experienced volunteer or not, there’s a place for you at The Spark.

We are offering 2 types of volunteer opportunities during the festival:

Event Volunteer opportunities

Event volunteers help the smooth running of our events, support artists, run the welcome desk and help families and audiences through their festival experience at the different venues.  Event Volunteer opportunities are available at the following events:

Saturday 18th May: Takeover at Leicester Museum and Gallery

Saturday 18th May: Takeover at DMU

Saturday 18th May: We Know Best at DMU

Saturday 25th May: Saturday Sessions at Soft Touch

Participatory & Workshop assistant volunteer opportunities

Participatory and Workshop volunteers support artists and get involved in the delivery of creative workshops to support children and families participate. Participatory and Workshop Volunteer opportunities are available at the following events:

Saturday 18th May: Takeover at DMU

Saturday 18 May: Takeover at Leicester Museum and Gallery

Saturday 18 May: We Know Best at DMU

Why Volunteer?

  • Social interaction and engage with local community
  • Experience of child orientated events
  • Creative exposure and inspiration
  • Work experience and training in field of study
  • Certificate to acknowledge hours worked
  • Add volunteer experience to your CV

What’s next?

We will be kick starting our training programme on Thursday 25 April at our team briefing meeting discussing all things about the Spark festival and giving volunteers an insight into our festival planning. Make sure to register below if you would like to attend

How do I get involved?

To register to volunteer click on the box below and fill out the form

Get Involved!

Make a difference

Our volunteers are a vital part of our organisation, and we can’t wait to welcome you into The Spark family. Together, we can achieve remarkable things and bring about meaningful change and impact.

To find out more about volunteering with The Spark, email us at 

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Volunteers must be comfortable dressing up!