SSF Volunteer Community

Do you want to support SSF by volunteering your time? Is your place of work looking for a worthy cause to support for CSR?

You can help make a difference to the lives of up to 30,000 young people this year by joining SSF Volunteer Community.

SSF has been incredibly lucky to have had the support of volunteers from a range of different backgrounds over our 18 year history. We are feeling ambitious about the next part of the journey and are looking to grow our volunteer community.   

You don't have to be a theatre buff or a Shakespeare lover.

You could offer us spreadsheet or administrative experience. You could assist with our data entry and evaluating the impact of our work. You could be looking for work experience at a triple award winning, cultural education charity. You might have Front of House know-how to bring to bear at a Festival night.

Or you might have none of the above, but share our commitment to helping young people achieve their potential, no matter their background or ability.

Whatever your skill set, you can play a vital part in SSF’s life-changing work by:

  • Bucket shaking
  • Office administrative tasks e.g. data entry, data analysis, consultancy
  • Work experience at SSF HQ
  • Festival night assistance
  • Event Assistance
  • Assisting with evaluation surveys at Festival nights
  • Fundraising by doing something amazing for SSF e.g. running a marathon or running a bake sale at your school
  • What kind of volunteering are you interested in? If you let us know what you would like to do we will do our best to try provide the experience for you.

We are incredibly appreciative of any time that you can give to SSF .Whether an hour, a day, or a week, or anything in between,  your help matters:

The benefits of volunteering at SSF are numerous:

  • Help young people to achieve their potential
  • Fulfill corporate social responsibility obligations
  • Meet like minded people who care about making a difference
  • Build your CV through volunteering at a triple award winning, cultural education charity
  • Spend some time doing something fulfilling and engaging
  • Build confidence
  • Boost fitness
  • Have fun!

Meet current members of our Volunteer Community and read their stories below:

Jo Trigg 

Emmeline Constanti Crosby

Interested?  Email [email protected] to join the SSF Volunteer Community mailing list. We use would use your email address to keep in touch with you about the work we do with young people, community opportunities, our fundraising appeals and events. By signing up, you are confirming you are 16 or over.

We will never sell your data and we promise to keep your details safe and secure. You can change your mind and unsubscribe at any time by emailing [email protected] For further details on how your data is used and stored see our Privacy Policy.

We look forward to working with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97%
of teachers told us they developed strong leadership skills

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
95%
of special school teachers saw an increase in their students' resilience

We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. Every year children from very different backgrounds come together to perform on the same stage.

About our impact
79%
of special school teachers saw an increase in their students' confidence

We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. Every year children from very different backgrounds come together to perform on the same stage.

About our impact
87%
of teachers would strongly recommend the Festival to a colleague

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
As a result of the Festival process,
97%
of teachers are confident working with Shakespeare

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
As a result of taking part in the Festival,
97%
of teachers think they will stay in teaching for longer than 5 years

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
98%
of teachers developed a strong relationship with their students through the Festival process

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
97%
of teachers told us their students were better able to express themselves

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instil curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
86%
of teachers reported that their students' academic attainment improved

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
93%
of teachers told us the Festival improved their teaching

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
86%
of teachers said that their students' behaviour improved as a result of the Festival

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
95%
of teachers stated that students were more enthusiastic about learning

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
86%
of teachers reported that attainment in English improved

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
10%
of participants have English as an additional language

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
11%
of participants have a statement of educational needs

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
12%
of participants are eligible for free school meals

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
27%
of participants are minority ethnic

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
More than
1,000
schools participate in the Festival

We work nationwide - from Aberdeen to Aberdare, Carlisle to Clacton.

About our impact
Our young people will perform in front of
65,000
people nationwide

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact
In 2018 we will work with up to
30,000
young people

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact
96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
95%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
99%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
97%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
94%
of students are more likely to seek out new opportunities

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
250,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

Learn more about us