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Volunteer Fundraising Assistant

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant

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    North London, London

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    almost 2 years ago

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Company Profile

Chickenshed is a theatre company based in Southgate, North London, and with a branch in Kensington and Chelsea. The company's vision is a society that enables everyone to flourish, and Chickenshed's mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.

For over 40 years Chickenshed has pioneered an inclusive performance methodology. As well as offering over 250 performances per year at our purpose-built theatre, Chickenshed is

also an educational establishment delivering Level 3 and Undergraduate courses. With huge Children's Theatre and Youth Theatre membership schemes for 5 - 21 year olds and an ongoing programme of outreach projects working with some of the hardest to reach communities, Chickenshed is truly 'Theatre Changing Lives':


We require a highly organised and motivated volunteer to provide effective administrative assistance to our small and very busy Fundraising team.

This role would be ideal for someone who is seeking to build up their CV within Arts Administration, a graduate, a parent who is returning to work as well as an experienced professional seeking to contribute the wealth of their experience for the benefit of their local community.

This role offers the opportunity to work within a busy and friendly office. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated and will make a real impact on the work of Chickenshed.

The Fundraising Team needs to raise £1.4 million this year and needs support with various activities across the department. This role will suit someone who is able to conduct research as required; is willing to support with general admin tasks such as data entry, is able to help out at fundraising events (where necessary, as appropriate) and is interested in building relationships with people and promoting Chickenshed.

Skills and Qualities

The ideal Volunteer should:

  • be friendly, helpful, and intuitive
  • be able to work with complete discretion and confidentiality
  • be able to use Microsoft Office and Excel to create and edit documents
  • be able to input data accurately onto our database and be happy to do it!
  • have good written and communication skills
  • have previous administrative and office experience
  • be well organised and efficient
  • be able to collate data and produce spread sheets/data tables
  • be able to work well as part of a team

General Requirements

To operate within Chickenshed policies and procedures, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality and safeguarding policies.


Training and support will be given as necessary.

Times and Commitment

Any support, whether short term (6 weeks/3 months) or longer term on a one or two day a week basis, would be welcome. Flexible hours are possible.

To apply for this role, please email Jenny Kettleton (Volunteer Coordinator) on