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Volunteer Programme in Thurrock

The Royal Opera House Volunteer Programme in Thurrock provides a rich and vibrant programme of participation for volunteers in Thurrock, enabling volunteers to make a direct contribution to the Thurrock community. We are now recruiting for more volunteers to join us with the new season beginning in autumn 2014.

If you are interested in applying, please download the application form and return it to by Monday 29 September 2014.

If we are able to take your application forward, you will be invited to interview, which gives us the opportunity to understand more about your skills and interests and how you might be able to support the programme. Interviews will be held on Monday 6 October 2014.

Previously, volunteers have assisted with Inspiration Days, where schools and groups come to explore and discover what happens behind-the-scenes at the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop.  Other volunteer activities include supporting our on-site events, such as the BP Big Screen and Public Tours. We also have volunteers who assist with office tasks such as making phone calls, photocopying, posting letters and data entry for our databases.

I have been volunteering on the Inspiration Days, an experience I have found very rewarding as I too have learned to appreciate the skill and attention to detail that goes into creating the scenery, the costumes, the lighting, and the props, and the management that pulls it all together. I have learnt a lot from working alongside the tour guides and the creative practitioners who run the workshops - they make every tour special.

- Arthur Varney, Royal Opera House Thurrock Volunteer

If you’d like to find out more about applying to be a volunteer, please email


Marsh Volunteer Award with the Royal Opera House

The Marsh Volunteer Award recognizes the efforts of volunteers who have demonstrated an on-going dedication and commitment to an area of work within the Royal Opera House. In 2012 and 2013, three ROH Thurrock volunteers received the award. Find out more.