The Very Important Team – VIT’s 

Volunteers at Spotlight are called the ‘VIT’s – Very Important Team. Volunteers are the incredible, well-oiled cog, in Spotlight’s multi-million-pound youth offer. We encourage volunteers who are local to Tower Hamlets, pan-London and from overseas to join the team. If you feel passionate about inspiring the next generation or would like to perfect your skills in a welcoming environment – volunteering at Spotlight is for you!


  • Elevate your life experiences, by sharing a skillset with the young people who attend Spotlight. Your skillset can vary from music, coaching, to fashion, and beyond.



  • All adult volunteers can benefit from the opportunity to deliver their own sessions, accompany staff on incredible trips, and work with partners who operate nationally & internationally.


  • We do not require any specific qualifications from our volunteers; although a DBS check and a safeguarding induction once enrolled, is mandatory.



  • We welcome applications from people from all walks of life, whether you’re a student, looking for experience, someone who wants to give back your specialist skills and knowledge, or retired. we’re open to inspire you and for you to inspire us. We want to hear from you.

Make a real difference

By Volunteering at Spotlight you’ll make a real difference in the lives of young people who live in Tower Hamlets:

“Since coming to Spotlight, I have come a long way. Mohammed made me dream bigger and wanted the best for my future. I have a place at College for next September. I now feel more optimistic about the future and through the support of Spotlight colleagues, I feel like my life is back on track.

-Spotlight Young Person

“I was alw-ays getting into trouble, you know… if you had nothing to do after school, trouble will come looking for you…Here, I can be myself. I have friends, I can make music the way I want. I feel supported and safe.”

-Spotlight Young Person

What our Volunteers say:

“I don’t see myself as an artist. I am not a good singer, but I like to be part of the creative process… I feel joy whenever I can help a young person achieve their creative potential.”

– Spotlight Volunteer

“If a young person knows that they’ve got somewhere that they feel comfortable and somewhere that they’re going to enjoy themselves, they’re going to want to come. As a volunteer, I want to make every young person feel like this is a place for them.”

–  Spotlight Volunteer

A day in the life of a Spotlight VIT


Please get in touch directly with the following info:

-Do you have a preference for which Strand you Volunteer in? Our Stands are: Get Active, Get Inspired, Get Creative, Get Supported.
-Do you have an Enhanced DBS check?
-Do you have experience in Youth Work?

Katy Thompson, Spotlight Youth Empowerment Coordinator
Text / Whatsapp: +44 7977 675342

Get in touch