Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and work as part of an enthusiastic and talented team. If you are passionate about the performing arts and would like to make a difference to the lives of homeless people, you could play a vital part in helping Cardboard Citizens achieve its mission.
There are not currently any volunteering opportunities at Cardboard Citizens. Please join our mailing list to be keep up to date with future opportunities. If you have any questions about volunteering contact Stuart by email.
You can also check out our Current Vacancies page for specific opportunities.
Meet some of our volunteers
Katharina Neumann - Act Now volunteer, 2015
Joining the Act Now project as a volunteer was the best thing I could do! At Cardboard Citz I had the opportunity to challenge myself in a new working environment; trying out new working methods and joining the artistic process of a group of young people. I was always encouraged to put my own ideas forward in discussions and felt like an appreciated part of this wonderful team. Having a reference from this highly reputed organisation has encouraged me to approach new professional challenges, and to find a new interesting and inspiring working place.
Giacomo Brunelli - Volunteer in Marketing and Administration, July 2013- March 2014
Volunteering for Cardboard Citizens has been a wonderfully fulfilling learning experience in a uniquely positive and welcoming environment - I am extremely proud to have been a part of their company.
Grace Perry - Volunteer in Marketing and Administration, July 2011 - March 2012
I spent nine months at Cardboard Citizens supporting the Marketing and Administration within the company. I was lucky enough to be there to support three brilliant productions; Life Ain't No Musical, Three Blind Mice & A Few Man Fridays. Working on these shows and being in the office really helped me understand the success of the outreach work and how important it is. I loved working with everybody I met, and loved seeing how everyone was so passionate about their work. The opportunity to work on three productions of such different levels has really helped me in deciding where I want to go in the future. Working with the Citz is an experience I won't be able to forget anytime soon.
Clemence Viel - Volunteer in the Workshop Programme Sep 2010 - July 2011
Volunteering at Cardboard Citizens gave me invaluable experience on how to facilitate and joker Forum Theatre with amazing practitioners... But it also felt like joining a family, composed of CC members and staff equally: people with an open heart, with the love and the drive to create a revolution in people's minds one step at a time.
Lydia Barrett - Volunteer in Fundraising Team Jan-Sep 2010
I began interning for Cardboard Citizens in January 2010 and I was helping out on the fundraising events. I became particularly involved in the Down & Out London to Paris Bike Ride which took place in September 2010. I loved being a part of the organising process and it was very rewarding to see a team of around twenty people take up the challenge of cycling to Paris, to raise money for Cardboard Citizens. My experience of interning for Cardboard Citizens was fantastic and all the staff are brilliant to work with. In particular I really loved knowing that I was working for a company that produces such amazing theatre whilst helping homeless people to progress in their lives through the creative processes involved.
Lee Bofkin - Volunteer in Development & Marketing, July-Sep 2008
I was given the opportunity to volunteer for a charity for four months on secondment from the Capital Group Companies. I chose to volunteer for Cardboard Citizens because I felt I could have more impact in a smaller charity. My experiences at Cardboard Citizens have been varied and challenging. I have been involved in building our corporate fundraising resources and processes, which has included redeveloping our volunteer management program. I have also been involved in various projects that help senior management plan for the future. The breadth of the work has been a real highlight. I have also been involved in the outreach side of Cardboard Citizens, attending samba drumming workshops and helping our events at the front-of-house. The highlight of the outreach work was taking part in the Thames Festival Parade with the Cardboard Citizens Samba Band.
Ffion Evans - Intern in Fundraising & Marketing, June- October 2008
I became an intern for Cardboard Citizens in June 2008. I was only supposed to stay for three months, but to be honest they couldn’t get rid of me! Almost five months later I’m still here, and dreading my last day. I wanted to work with Cardboard Citizens as I had seen a production of Woyzeck around 4 years ago. At the time I was working on a similar project at University and Cardboard Citizens’ work had always inspired me. At the time of applying for the internship I had just come back from teaching English and Drama in a grassroots folk theatre school in Southern India. The internship seemed perfect for me, a way of strengthening my links to Theatre in Development whilst giving me a clear focus, which I had been lacking since returning to the country.