Dance Make Your Move Volunteer Front House

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British Red Cross
23 Feb 2018
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Dance: 'Make Your Move' Front of House Volunteer

Location: Addlestone

About the role

Dance: Make Your Move is a unique dance competition where participants aged 4 to 18 compete in local heats around London and the Home Counties and then in the Grand Final at indigo at The O2 in July. There are numerous volunteer roles to take on ranging from dance judges and technicians to various meet and greet roles. Each role is a key part of ensuring the smooth running of the show. This work is invaluable in encouraging young people to fundraise for the services we provide, all of which make a real difference to the lives of people in crisis here in the UK and around the world.

About the Team
There is a wide variety of ways in which people can fundraise. Fundraising is fun, rewarding and a great opportunity to meet lots of new people. You will learn a lot about the work of the Red Cross and meet people involved in different aspects of the society.

About the person
You need to have good interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. We keep the beneficiary at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. We are also looking for someone with:

  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • The desire to find out more about the work of the British Red Cross and how its volunteers make a real difference to the lives of people in your neighbourhood
  • Willingness to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy
  • A passion for dance or prior knowledge of the stage

Volunteer Benefits Include:

  • The opportunity to be involved in a great event, helping children and young adults develop their confidence through dance
  • The chance to meet a diverse range of people from different community groups
  • The prospect of making a real contribution to supporting the services of the British Red Cross
  • Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses when on duty
  • Becoming a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation

Tasks Included in this Role:

Meet and Greet Roles:

  • Front of House: help to register participating groups as they arrive and to sell tickets, programmes and raffle tickets to the audience
  • Judge Liaison: brief the judges, tally up scores, write out all certificates, ensure judges are on stage to present the trophy
  • Engage the audience with both the show and the work of the British Red Cross


  • Operate light and sound during the walk through, dress rehearsal and main show
  • Previous experience required


  • Judge the competition according to the guidelines explained during the brief
  • Have a good working knowledge of the work of the Red Cross


  • Presenting the show as the face of the British Red Cross on the night
  • Introducing each performance and coordinating the raffle, certificates and trophy
  • Engaging the audience with both the show and the work of the British Red Cross

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.
We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.

Young People and This Role
We value the skills, energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to the Red Cross. To volunteer for this role you must be aged 15 or over.

Our Promise
We value the skills and experience that people bring to the organisation. We will work with you to look at your knowledge and skills and help make an assessment about which elements of the learning for your role you will need to complete with us and recognise where you may already know all that you need to confidently and safely carry out your duties. We want to try and make sure that you get all the training you need, no more and no less.

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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