To get involved you need to become a member of Spotlight which is free. Fill in a membership form which will take about 5 minutes and then get your parent or guardian to sign it and drop it into Spotlight.
Spotlight is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 9pm during term time (sessions and activities start at 5pm) and between 9am and 5.30pm during Summer Holidays.
Spotlight Cafe is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.
Volunteering at Spotlight is about more than just helping. It’s about learning new skills, connecting with our young people and community and exploring our state of the art and amazing building. Without a dynamic and enthusiastic team of volunteers Spotlight will not be able to achieve its aim of inspiring successful futures for young people. By volunteering with us you will empower young people and build and develop your own relationships with our incredible partners. We champion the creative arts but we’re interested in all of your life skills and experiences. As long as you’re open to inspire and discover new things we’ll have plenty for you to try out, and we’ll support and work with you to make the most out of Spotlight for everyone.
We offer volunteering opportunities all year round and have loads of chances to get involved. Time commitment will vary depending on the roles let us know what you can do and we can find something that suits you.
We need the world to know how amazing the young people at Spotlight are. You can get involved in spreading that message by helping us with our Social Media channels (Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightCreativeCentre and Twitter https://twitter.com/weare_spotlight), promoting in local schools and coming up with ideas for how we tell the world about what we’re doing.
Spotlight is a creative space with lots of inspiring provision in it. We need volunteers to assist our partners in delivering this to young people. You will work with teams from the National Theatre, CM Sounds & the Asian Dub Foundation, Hackney Laces, Barbican, Architecture Foundation, Floating Cinema (to name but a few) to make sure that everything is in place for the sessions to run smoothly and to assist them in working with our young people.
Spotlight will be filled with young people and we will have our wonderful Youth Work team on site to make sure they are getting the most out of the space. Volunteers will also form part of that team to create a welcoming, professional and fun environment for our young community when they are with us.
Whether you’re a young person or a parent, this is an ideal role for anybody with a smile who is open to inspire. Your role is crucial as you will be the first face people see and we want everyone who comes through the door to be given a big Spotlight hello. We also need help with all the jobs that will make Spotlight run like it should whether that be answering emails, data entry, filling in attendance sheets or answering the phone when it rings!
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Download our current Programme of activities, opportunities and events here.
Become a member by filling in this membership form. We'll also need your parent’s/guardian’s signature too. So print it, fill it in, drop it in. Easy.......
We’re open from 9am – 9pm Mondays to Fridays. Take a look at the programme to see when things are on, or just drop in and see us.
Poplar HARCA has led and funded a third of the project, partnered by Langdon Park School, The Tower Project, Poplar Boys & Girls Club and Tower Hamlets Council. If it wasn’t for their support and the backing of our funders; the Department for Education (the Big Lottery/myplace programme), the Mayor of London, East End Community Foundation, Land Aid, Tesco Charitable Foundation, Canary Wharf Group, British Land Company, the Tower Project and the Tower Hamlets Youth Opportunity Fund, none of this would be possible.
Spotlight wouldn’t be here without the £7.5million it’s taken to build it. We owe a massive thank you to all those who have given us the money to build it – from the multi-million pound grants for the construction, the tens of thousands given to get the best kit right through to those who provided a few pounds of sponsorship when we were running round the local park or abseiling off tall buildings to raise money. Without this, we wouldn’t be able to open our doors and deliver the most inspiring opportunities possible for young people. Your contribution has made Spotlight – thank you.
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