Want to be part of the team? E-mail volunteer@oldfirestation.org.uk for more information.

We are a charity and social enterprise in the heart of Oxford, offering a range of performances and exhibitions for everyone, support for emerging artists and building confidence and opportunities for homeless people.

We are really excited that you are interested in volunteering with Arts at Old Fire Station. We offer a volunteer experience that gives you the flexibility to give your time when it suits you. So, whether it’s to connect with new people, share or learn skills, to give something back or just to indulge your love of theatre – then we hope there is a place in the team for you!

We are currently recruiting for:

Front of House Volunteers (ushers)

“…there is nothing better for handling a bad day at work, or maybe difficult situations or whatever, that you come in here, you don your black t-shirt, you take your tickets, smile, you welcome people in, you sit down, you enjoy a show and your mind is totally off what is going on outside, and it gives you that breathing space of — and then you come out and things look in a different perspective at times, and the stresses of the day dissipate into those lights as it were.” – Tricia, Volunteer

Our theatre hosts a wide variety of performances, across theatre, music and comedy. Come and volunteer as an usher and see the shows for free!

This role is in the friendly Front of House team. It involves welcoming audiences to the theatre on show nights, therefore most shifts are in the evening.

We are looking for people who are reliable, thoughtful and enthusiastic. Who like and support what our building and our programme aim to do. We will provide you with the training you need to do the role.

‘It’s been great fun. I’ve been very lucky, got to see everything I wanted to – from big names to acts I had never heard of!’ – Volunteer

Some of the benefits!

Our volunteer ushers get to see the show for free – allowing you to try something new, keep learning about theatre whilst enjoying a night out!

We will cover the cost of your travel and provide you with a volunteer t-shirt and a free soft drink on every shift.

We hold socials, training opportunities and routinely offer free tickets to shows. We want to offer opportunities for you to get to know us and other volunteers better, tell us what you think and develop our volunteer programme with us.

Interested? Then drop an email to volunteer@oldfirestation.org.uk