Volunteering at The PumpHouse

Written by Mags Delaney-Moffatt

The PumpHouse Theatre came into being because of the dedication and hard work of volunteers who came from the local community. The PumpHouse Theatre still needs its volunteers who help the small staff team to look after and run the venue.

Could you be one of those volunteers?

Why volunteer?

People choose to volunteer for a number of reasons. For some people it offers them the chance to give something back to the community or to make a difference to the people around them. Others may see volunteering as an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. There are variety of volunteering activities you can get involved in e.g., helping distribute flyers and posters as a community networker, offering your handyperson or gardening skills, ushering, helping with Creative Talks, events like our open days, updating databases amongst others. Some opportunities are a one off and others are a few hours a month – there is something for everyone.

By volunteering at The PumpHouse Theatre we hope to provide opportunities to:
• use the skills you already have purposefully
• learn new skills
• gain experience
• meet new people
• develop a sense of community
• boost self confidence
• develop your CV (if applicable)
• gain a reference to take to employers or college/ university (if applicable)

🤝🏼 Volunteers come from all walks of life and offer time and energy freely and by choice.
🤝🏼 When you volunteer, it is up to you how much or how little you can offer.
🤝🏼 Every bit counts and you are never too old or too young to get involved.
🤝🏼 Volunteering can be a lot of fun and help you meet new people and make new friends. It can give you the opportunity to learn new skills, be a way of getting involved in your community and give you the satisfaction of contributing towards it. Volunteering can also help you to gain experience which might be useful if you are looking for paid employment.
🤝🏼 Volunteers are not a substitute for paid workers, although to many organisations like us with a small team volunteers are essential to deliver their services and add extra value to their work.

Here are 3 reasons why you should consider volunteering
1. Volunteering establishes strong relationships,
2. Volunteers are healthier and live longer,
3. Volunteering is good for our community and society in general.

If you are interested in volunteering at The PumpHouse contact Mags – mags@pumphouse.co.nz


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