Get Involved Volunteers Why We Need You Why volunteer? We believe in the phrase, 'Give a little, gain a lot'. Volunteering with Kirkgate Arts provides a unique chance to give something back to the local community, while gaining great satisfaction, excercising your talents, and maybe acquiring new skills. Volunteering is at the heart of all our activities - whether it be Arts Out West events, which are selected and managed by local promoters; or the operation of the Kirkgate Centre, which was originally saved from demolition by a team of dedicated souls who were determined to create a resource for the community. How does volunteering support Kirkgate Arts? Volunteering with us helps to support and promote arts, culture and creativity throughout West Cumbria. By giving your time to help run Kirkgate Arts, you are enabling hundreds of people to benefit from stimulating events, and you assist in showcasing local, national and international talent. What do I get from volunteering? Not only does volunteering help support the organisation, but it also provides you with a great opportunity to develop new skills, gain new experience and mix with an extremely friendly bunch of people. For students, it's a very useful way to gain vital knowledge and skills in the workplace. It's also an opportunity for creatives, technicians and arts fans to learn more about the operations of professional entertainment. Some of our volunteers have been job seekers, looking to improve their skill set in order to move into paid work. For those who are retired or out of work, it's a chance to meet new friends and get more involved with the community. Whatever your motivation, you can be sure that volunteering with us will be exciting, challenging and most of all, rewarding. Want to get involved? Take a look at our current volunteer opportunities.