Volunteering

“Mind the Gap is the most vibrant theatre company I’ve ever encountered.” — Talley Gale, USA

Giving some of your time to Mind the Gap is a great way to learn about what we do, meet new people, gain a sense of achievement, and make a practical difference. And of course have fun; every day is different at Mind the Gap!

As one of the UK’s leading disability related theatre companies, and an accredited training provider, there’s always lots going on and we couldn’t make everything happen without the help of a team of fantastic volunteers.

We pay travel expenses for volunteers within the UK, (not travel overseas), and make sure you are invited along to company events and informal showings… where there’s always a slice of cake with your name on it!

We really appreciate any time you can give; there are lots of areas where your help could make a massive difference:

Front of house — we have a dedicated team who make sure our events and shows run smoothly

Artistic session support — work with the Artistic Team to provide additional learner support for our actors and students

Mind the Gap Studios is our fully accessible home, set within the iconic Lister Mills in Manningham — it’s a great place to work, with a fun and friendly team.

If you would like to get involved email arts@mind-the-gap.org.uk for a volunteer form and send it back to us, we will then get in touch and arrange for you to come in for a informal chat and a tour of the building.

Placements and internships

Each year we get a lot of requests from students, practitioners and researchers who want to learn from us about the work we do in disability related theatre. We try to accommodate these requests and achieve a mutually valuable experience.

If you are thinking of applying for a placement please take a look at our Case Studies, which shows examples of previous experiences. You may also want to think about the below things when considering:

  1. What do you want to achieve? What are your aims?
  2. What is it for? A thesis, work experience, research?
  3. What can we learn from you? It could be your skillset, knowledge or experience.
  4. In the current climate, money is tight so we can only offer travel expenses, all our other resources are dedicated to those who need and benefit from our activities.
  5. Sometimes we have to deal with some difficult subject matters and so it is important that you have a suitable approach. A commitment to equal opportunities, a sense of humour and flexible approach are great starting points.