The John Peel Centre depends on the help of volunteers to assist in the running and development of the Centre but the we also offer a range of opportunities for people to develop their skills and interests by becoming involved in the care and development of the Centre.
Volunteering at the John Peel Centre is an excellent way to stay active in the local community, giving you a fun chance to meet interesting new people from across East Anglia and further afield. Our volunteer family is made up of people from all backgrounds, utilising their talents in everything from account keeping to serving a thirst quenching pint. If you are passionate about the performing arts, and would like to help engage others in the community, we would love to hear from you.
Volunteer experience can also be a valuable asset for your CV, increasing your chances of gaining employment, furthering your current career, or aiding a career change.
On the job training will also be offered if required. We are always on the lookout for bar staff, cleaners, front of house staff, marketing staff, and general helping hands.
What our volunteers think:
Listen to John Peel Centre volunteer Malcolm on the Community Action Suffolk podcast:
Tom, Volunteer Chairman of JPC
‘I first got involved through work but soon realised that my interest and enthusiasm to be involved far exceeded my ability to justify it in work time. So I’ve been a volunteer right from the very start and became a volunteer director when we first formed the company. I volunteer for lots of reasons and this isn’t the place to explore them all but maybe one reason is because I genuinely believe that it’s possible to make things better by putting our time, energy and emotion into things because they’re interesting, challenging and fulfilling, because they provide social and cultural benefits for our communities. So that’s what I’ve tried to do.’
Philippa, Accounts Team Volunteer
‘I love working for the John Peel Centre because I feel I’m ensuring this beautiful building is a great place for entertainment and the arts for everyone.’
Jakki, Front of House Volunteer
‘Stowmarket needed a place for all the arts, particularly for young people to engage with. The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts is it! Stowmarket now has a place for everyone, especially young people, where they can engage with the arts.’
Debbie, Bar and Events Team Volunteer
‘As a massive music fan I grew up listening to John Peel’s wonderful late night radio show and I decided to volunteer partly as my way of saying ‘thanks’ to John for all those years of helping me discover new music. I am proud to be part of the volunteer team, whether helping with events planning behind the scenes or assisting behind the bar on gig nights. It is particularly rewarding when you see so many people enjoying shows that you have played a part in helping to host and I’d encourage anyone with a few hours to spare to join our team!’