Volunteer at Live Tales

Do you want to help children to become more creative and confident story-writers?

Do you have time to volunteer on Thursday or Friday mornings?

Live Tales is always looking for volunteers to help out at its weekday creative writing workshops with school classes of young people aged 7-11. Volunteers support Live Theatre’s experienced drama workers to deliver fun creative writing workshops helping young people to explore their imagination, develop communication skills and grow in confidence.

What a buzz! Love the games and format. All child-centred and creative.  Brings writing to life. Current Volunteer
This is such a joyous thing to do!”  Current Volunteer

During the workshops volunteers encourage small groups of students as they work on their writing. There is never any emphasis on spelling or grammar.

Live Tales is also looking for volunteer illustrators to bring the young people’s ideas to life by creating illustrations to accompany their story.

Everyone (as long as they are over 18) and is a good listener is welcome to volunteer. Current volunteers include students, retired people, teachers, journalists and artists. Live Tales provides full training sessions and support for all Live Tales volunteers, who are also subject to disclosure checks.

Live Tales is located behind Live Theatre just off Newcastle’s Quayside.  Launched in September 2016, Live Tales offers fun and interactive story writing workshops for Key Stage 2 classes (ages 7-11). Find out more about bringing a class to visit Live Tales.

How to get involved:

If you're interested in volunteering, please download the volunteer form in word format and return it to livetales@live.org.uk or post it to Live Tales, Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ.

One of our team will shortly be in touch about getting involved and the next volunteer training session.

About Volunteering for Live Tales

•The regularity of the volunteering commitment is flexible but volunteers must be available attend the Thursday or Friday morning sessions.

•Our volunteering sessions run for three hours (30 minute briefing, 2 hour workshop, 30 minute debrief).

•Live Tales operates a comprehensive child protection policy and all prospective volunteers are subject to reference checks and DBS checks.

•We provide full training sessions and support for all Live Tales volunteers.

•Volunteers must be over 18 years old.

•Volunteering at Live Tales can be part of an organised workplace volunteering scheme, support your higher or further education course or placement, to enhance your CV, or simply because you have spare time.

For further information about Volunteering at Live Tales, please see Live Tales Volunteering, Frequently Asked Questions.