Equal opportunities and diversity are central to Globe's ethos and also integral to our volunteer involvement process. Therefore, we welcome ANYONE INTERESTED in volunteering as part of our programme.
We recognise the value that the different backgrounds, skills, outlooks and experiences bring to the organisation and strive to cater for as many volunteers as we can cope on any given project.
There are three ways you can get involved at Globe: full-time, part-time or short-term.
- Full-time. Applicable to volunteering, graduate internships, work placements and student placements. We would usually expect you to commit to about 30 hours per week for around 13 weeks with the possibility to extending your involvement. This is more structured with more responsibilities, higher expectations and greater commitment to Globe's volunteer projects and programme.
- Part-time. Applicable to volunteering, graduate internships, work placements and student placements. We would usually expect you to commit for as little as 6 hours per week for around 13 weeks with the possibility to extending your involvement.
- Short-term (taster). This gives you an opportunity to get involved for as little as a couple of hours or a couple of days - a sort of one-off try out. You can upgrade to commit to more time (either for part or full-time) after these sessions if you want.
How to get involved
STEP 1. Application for Volunteering at Globe
All volunteers willing to participate in our volunteer programme should complete an Application Form which has been specifically designed to elicit the necessary information about individual skills, personal qualities, ambitions and interests. The form can be completed online, downloaded from the website or collected from the gallery.
- REFERENCES. Applicants should provide the Globe with at least two references.
- CRB. Work with the Globe rarely involves direct links with children and vulnerable people but there is possibility that some cases may involve contact and if the applicant has been successful in his or her matching process we might ask them to undergo a Criminal Records Check (acting under The Police Act 1997). Criminal records are taken into account for recruitment purposes only when relevant. All information received is dealt with fairly and discreetly in line with the recommendations outlined in the Criminal Records Bureau of Practice. When relevant we ask volunteers to disclose information to us to help us in evaluating their suitability. Having a criminal record does not necessarily bar someone from working with us.
In case of any accessibility issues (e.g. literacy, disability or language) please contact us directly.
STEP 2. The "You - Volunteer role - Globe" matching process
We invite prospective volunteers for a friendly chat with either the Programme Manager of the Director. During this, you have a chance to learn about the Globe, its vision, mission and aims; projects; find out more about your future role; as well as meet other or current volunteers / staff. If we can agree on mutually beneficial role, we will arrange an induction date.
- If we cannot accept a prospective volunteer for immediate involvement, we ask if they want to be kept on our waiting list and contacted when a place becomes available.
- In the unlikely event that we feel a prospective volunteer would not be suitable for participation in our programme, we advise them clearly of the reasons why as well as inform them of any relevant opportunities provided by other voluntary organisations. Prospective volunteers then have the right to appeal to the Programme Manager following our Complaints and Grievance procedure.
STEP 3. Induction
If you wish to volunteer you must attend the induction. Usually for part and full-time participants it will be well structured and cover all points on the induction checklist (will be provided on a day). For short-term participants the induction will cover the basics relevant on the day.
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