Number 8 calls for Volunteers

Number 8 in Pershore is calling for volunteers to join their team. The community arts centre which reopened in May following temporary closure as part of the lockdown is staffed by over 150 volunteers alongside just a few members of paid staff.

Volunteers lead the management team and work in a variety of different roles across the organisation including in the coffee bar and box office and as stewards, projectionists and admin assistants. Volunteers are essential to the Number 8’s success and as the centre gears up to having a full programme again they are looking for new volunteers to join their team.

Paul Osborn Volunteer Coordinator at Number 8 said, “If you have time to spare we can certainly help you put it to good use. There are opportunities to get involved in a variety of different roles so whatever your background or experience I’m confident there will be something that’s right for you. We’re a very friendly bunch and volunteering is a great way to meet new people and try your hand at something different.”

The reasons that people volunteer at Number 8 are as varied as the experience they bring - some are still working, many are retired and the ages range from school students to fit and agile Octogenarians. What they all share is the desire to contribute to what has become a local institution, and to support the arts organisation that came to fruition thanks to the determination of a local residents and ensure that it continues to be what is, widely recognised as one of the premier arts centres in the area for many years to come.

Despite this fervent support, Number 8 always needs more volunteers to carry out a whole range of duties from box office to stewarding, from assisting in the coffee bar to helping with admin or the delivery of brochures. There is something for everyone, so if you would like to find out more about how you can help contact Paul on 01386 555028 or email