Torbay Culture is looking for volunteers to support a wide range of activities as part of Eyeview, including heritage research, arts administration, marketing, social media, educational activities, events support, evaluation and advocacy. 

You may be able to commit to volunteering on a regular basis through the year, or to a shorter more focused period of time. We hope to match your skills, interests and capacity to an exciting volunteer role which is a rewarding, engaging and enjoyable experience.

Research volunteers

To support the Eyeview production team and artists working on the programme to uncover information about local history, people and places in Torbay. You will work closely on an artistic project with the creative production team, perhaps to find local people or groups who want to participate in making new work, or to uncover hidden histories of a street, building, or local characters. We are looking for a small team of research volunteers to work with us from March to June 2019 in the run up to our (extra)ordinary programme in June. No prior knowledge or research experience is needed - just a keen interest in sleuthing and digging for information. 

Grapevine volunteers

To help spread the word about the Eyeview cultural programme both online and in person through on the-ground networks and conversations. In the run up to the (extra)ordinary programme in June, Grapevine volunteers will work closely with the Eyeview communications team to make sure people know about and can enjoy the cultural events taking place around the Bay. We are looking for volunteers who can be part of the Grapevine team and spread the word. No prior knowledge or experience is needed - just an enthusiasm for arts and culture and a belief that everyone should have access to it. We will provide social media training and support for those who need it. But, spreading the word in person is going to be just as important as it is online, so if you are not social-media savvy, don’t let that put you off.

Event volunteers

Event volunteers will be essential in supporting the smooth-running of the programme. This includes: administration and event planning, working closely with the Eyeview production team in the run up to delivery; box office and stewarding support; documenting and gathering evaluation data and audience feedback. We are currently looking for Event volunteers to work with us from March in the run up to the (extra)ordinary programme in June. We are also looking for a team of stewards to work on (extra)ordinary from 7-16 June providing audience support, stewarding and advocating for the wider programme - out at sites where cultural events will be happening. No prior knowledge or experience is needed - just an interest in working with people and a practical approach. Training in health & safety and working with the public will be given.

In order to register your interest in volunteering please visit the Torbay Cultural Ambassadors website, complete the online application form and ensure that you tick the box that asks if you're interested in supporting the Eyeview cultural programme.

We will also be holding regular meet-ups for volunteers at the Eyeview production base at The Shop, 85-87 Winner Street, Paignton TQ3 3BH. To get up-to-date information on these and other news, sign up to our e-newsletter (see below in footer).