Why volunteer?

A generation ago, campaigners realised Ludlow needed a community Arts Centre, formed a charity and redeveloped Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Today 120 volunteers’ energy and generosity enables a modest staff and budget to cover all our activities. Whether you are looking to make new friends, learn new skills or want to help out our local community arts centre, there are a range of possible ways to volunteer your time with us. We are always grateful to anyone who offer us their spare time to help us out, as a charity we rely on your friendly support to keep the place running.


We offer

  • Guidance finding the volunteer role that best matches your skills and time you can offer us
  • Full training and support as you take up your new role
  • The opportunity to enhance your cv with broader work experience
  • The chance to widen your circle of friends by joining a friendly team
  • The satisfaction of making a contribution to the community

Volunteers cover many roles at the Assembly Rooms; we welcome anyskills or experience you can share. You can use the Expression of Interest form here to help decide which one to explore further; in it, some of our volunteers explain why they find their roles so fulfilling.  Just complete and return the form - I will arrange to meet you and discuss the volunteer role/s that appeal to you most.


Currently, we are eager to recruit volunteers in the following roles:

  • Box Office Volunteers (Role Description here)(Application Form here)
  • Visitor Information Centre Volunteers (Role Description here) (Application Form here)
  • Volunteer Bar Steward (Role Description here) (Application Form here)
  • Volunteer Digital Projectionists (Role Description here) (Application Form here)
  • New Members of the Board of Trustees

Want to find out more before applying?

  • A Role Description aims to show the work involved, the skill set you may need and time commitment required, as well as the training and support we can offer you.  I can arrange for you to shadow an existing volunteer to give you a taste of what’s involved.
  • Alternatively why not join the Volunteer Team during Dark Week (24 – 29 August) when staff and volunteers use a week without films or performances to catch up on annual repairs and refurbishment? It’s a great chance to work alongside other volunteers and find out what it is that they find so rewarding about being part of the team here.

I hope we can welcome you to the volunteer team soon and look forward to hearing from you.

Faraway Gardner-Brown, Volunteer Co-ordinator