Our screenings depend on the hands-on support of a team of passionate and friendly front-of-house volunteers. The main areas we need help in are ushering, ticket sales, bar work and setting up / packing down. You do not need to have any specific experience, but you should be willing to muck-in and adapt quickly to different roles.

You will be expected to commit to one 4-5 hour shift every month. All volunteers are also asked to help with flyer distribution, which is one of the keys ways in which people hear about us. This is around 90 minutes every 2 months.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • You must be 16+ (U18s will not be allowed to work on the bar);

  • We take volunteers from a range of backgrounds, ages and ethnicities, and do not discriminate;

  • We are happy to take applicants from all over London, but it is advantageous if you live locally to South Norwood;

  • All front-of-house roles are customer facing, so our volunteers are expected to be friendly and welcoming, treating all customers and colleagues with respect;

  • You must be available on Wednesday and/or Friday evenings from 18.00 - 22.45 (approx). We also have occasional matinee screenings on Thursdays and Saturdays;
  • We expect all front-of-house volunteers to dress smartly in black or grey. You will be given a Screen25 badge to wear on shift.

The Benefits

Of course, we realise that volunteering has to be a two-way thing, and beneficial for both parties. In addition to the lovely feel-good feeling you will get from contributing something positive to our community, we also offer:

  • Unlimited free tickets when you are not on shift, and pending availability.

  • 30% discount on refreshments.

  • An opportunity to get involved behind-the-scenes and attend occasional meetings and social events.

  • Food and travel expenses, where needed.

Interested? Complete the form below and we'll be in touch soon.

We also welcome applications from volunteers with specific skills that they may be able to contribute, e.g. technical, photography, video editing, graphic design and fundraising.

Volunteer application form

Name *
You must be 16 or over to volunteer with us.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you hope to get out of volunteering with us.
On which of the following days/times are you available to volunteer, generally speaking?
Do you have any skills or experience in the following areas that you may be able to contribute to Screen25?
You can use this box to outline any special requirements you might have and we will do our best to accommodate them.
And finally, just for a bit of fun...
We're just curious - we won't judge you!
The information you give us will be held on computer and used for statistical and internal communication purposes. We may provide copies of the information in confidence to individuals or organisations that are helping us to access funding. By submitting this application you consent to all details entered being stored on the Screen25 database.