Helping those in need
Every year, Jacksons Lane works with hundreds of volunteers around London to help people in need of support. From supporting older adults who face a Christmas Day alone, to work experience internships and everything in between, we offer volunteers who work with us challenging but fulfilling opportunities to work in their communities.
We host volunteer-led events by members of our local community, others that are supported regularly by interested volunteers looking to expand their work experience, and help create new projects conceived and run by individuals that explore Haringey interests.
If you are interested in working with the community on arts-related projects and would like to get experience working as part of an exciting, innovative theatre and arts centre, this could be the opportunity for you. Voluntary positions at Jacksons Lane also give you the chance to meet new people, make new friends and see interesting events and theatre.
For over 40 years, elderly people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day have gathered at Jacksons Lane for a day of festival food, entertainment and community spirit.
The very heart of this festive event is a volunteering spirit. People from Haringey and beyond assemble together within our space to show that we are united, even during the most trying of times.
Jacksons Lane launched Feeling Good to re-engage our Christmas Day guests who we know are on their own right now, and help provide them with what they need – whether that’s a chat, a number for local essential services, or help using available technology to stay connected.
As a result, dozens of older adults now have volunteer companions who check in on them each week.
Front of House volunteers support and assist the Usher and Duty Officer team. This could be welcoming audience members or directing them to their seats, ripping tickets, and helping to keep the theatre looking its best.
Benefits of joining us as a Front of House volunteer include getting to see a variety of high-quality theatre performances, including contemporary circus and theatre, learning more about what is required from rehearsals to opening night, and meeting industry professionals.
Our JL Circus project works with young people aged 5-18. JL Circus volunteers can take part by supporting the circus facilitators deliver practical exercises, working one-to-one with a participant, helping the JL Circus Coordinator with administrative tasks, helping source props and costumes for showings, and supporting the annual JL Circus Spring Showcase Day.