Volunteer

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Volunteering at Good Chance Paris

Good Chance is looking for bold, talented and creative volunteers for our new temporary theatre in Paris in summer 2018.  Find out more about the project here.

Our theatres create new kinds of communities and connect people, stories and cultures from across the world, provide newly arrived refugees and migrants with a chance to express themselves and their situations, as well as a space to come together and get to know local people through art in all its forms.   

Working alongside refugees, migrants and local and international artists,  our volunteer team will support behind the scenes and help to create an ambitious and surprising weekly programme of artistic work, ranging from theatre, music and dance, to sculpture, poetry and puppetry. Each Saturday, we will stage a Hope Show, celebrating and showcasing all the incredible work made during the week. 

Good Chance volunteers come from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences, and we welcome all kinds of talents or skillsets. In addition to what happens on stage, the day-to-day life of a theatre relies on people with technical knowledge of working with wood, metal, electronics and engineering, as well as expertly organised people to help with everything that goes on behind the scenes.

All our volunteers share an open, patient and tolerant outlook, and a willingness to work closely and empathetically alongside people who have recently arrived in Paris. 

THE DETAILS: 

  • We will build two theatre domes in Paris and are looking for volunteers from early June to late July/early August (exact dates tbc).
  • We normally require our volunteers to commit to a full week's programme (Tuesday - Saturday) culminating with the Hope Show. However, if you are unable to commit a full week but can join us for a select few days over the course of the whole project we would also like to hear from you.
  • The volunteer team is lead by Good Chance’s Project Manager, Louise Bernard.  
  • Lunch and local transport will be provided.

See the kinds of activities we’ll ask our volunteers to help with here.

JOIN US: 

We're keen to know a bit more about your interests and experience, so we would be grateful if you could complete this form to express your interest in working with us.

We have limited spaces for volunteering in Paris so we may not be able to accommodate all volunteering requests – applications will be considered on a rolling basis and we’ll be in touch in the next few weeks when we are able to confirm volunteering places. 

We are also looking for volunteers to help with translation of documents from English to French. If that could be you, please email volunteers@goodchance.org.uk

Without the help of so many generous volunteers Good Chance wouldn’t be able to continue our work, so we’re immensely grateful for your support.

One of our volunteers from Good Chance Paris, the director and theatre maker Connie Treves, talks about her experience working with Good Chance:

Volunteering Opportunities in the UK

Our main volunteering opportunities are in the Good Chance Dome, which will be running in Paris in summer 2018. However, if you are interested in getting involved with Good Chance’s work in the UK or at another time, you can register to volunteer below. Tell us a bit about you, where you're based and when you're interested in coming and for how long, and we'll get back to you.

Although we cannot always offer opportunities to volunteer, we would still love to hear from you. We will be in touch once an opportunity arises. 

Without the help of so many generous volunteers Good Chance wouldn’t be able to continue our work, so we’re immensely grateful for your support. And we look forward to meeting you!

Thank you from all the Good Chance team.