Volunteer with us

Looking to try something different and gain new skills? Join the Appetite Volunteer Team!

Our Volunteer Team are at the heart of all we do. From site set-up to being a friendly face for the public, we couldn’t make the magic happen without them. We’re always looking for more enthusiastic people to join us and be part of something special.

Hear more about why people volunteer with us by watching our short film featuring Appetite volunteers:

By volunteering with Appetite you will:

  • Gain invaluable experience to develop your CV and working in the cultural sector
  • Get exclusive behind the scenes experiences of our events
  • Meet new people and be part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Learn new skills
  • Make a difference to the area
  • Have a lot of fun
  • Work with world-class artists

We will:

  • Take care of you whilst volunteering with us. We always provide food: lunch or evening meal for our volunteers; plenty of cuppas or other non-alcoholic beverages and give you rest breaks during your day
  • Pay for travel expenses and any access costs you might incur
  • We endeavour to make all of our activities and events fun for attenders but we also try to ensure that we enjoy our time working with each other too
  • Provide references for volunteers who are dedicated and work to the best of their abilities
  • Offer you relevant training for your development in areas such as First Aid, Customer Service, Equality and Diversity and more
  • Host volunteer social events and team building sessions
  • Provide you with branded Appetite clothing to wear at our events

Current Volunteering Opportunities 

We have plenty of exciting opportunities and ways you can be involved with Appetite! See a list of our current volunteering opportunities below:

  • Newcastle Common Work Experience Placements and On-Going Volunteering

Supporting the Newcastle Common Project Manager, Artists in Residence, Studio Artists, and programmed activity, Newcastle Common volunteers will support with the delivery of activity to the public in the Newcastle Common units in Newcastle Town Centre.

  • Newcastle Common Library Volunteer with Staffs County Library Service

Appetite is developing a small library in partnership with Staffs County Library Service to encourage new users of the library but also develop stock from under-represented writers across the library.

  • Appetite Event Volunteers

Our Event Volunteer Team are at the heart of all of our public facing events. From site set up to being a friendly face for the public, we couldn’t do it without them. We’re always looking for hands-on, enthusiastic individuals to be part of our in-person events and projects, taking place throughout the year.

To enquire about any of the above volunteering opportunities, email us at sammyb@appetite.org.uk or call our Volunteer Coordinator Sammy Bishop on 07951357389