Creative Pathways in The Shire

Creative Pathways has opportunities for YOU.

Are you interested in the arts, culture and heritage?

Do you want a career in creative industries?

Would you love to meet like-minded people and help to shape the community around you?

Creative Pathways will match you with volunteering opportunities, personalised training, AND the chance to meet like-minded people in Arts, Culture and Heritage that could lead to a great future.

Who is it for?

These opportunities are for ALL ages and for EVERYONE.

What’s on offer?

  • We match you to volunteering opportunities within Herefordshire
  • The chance to network with people in Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • A choice of flexible remote, in person and hybrid roles
  • Opportunities for social engagement
  • Creative skills development
  • Tailored training and support packages
  • A chance to learn from industry professionals

How does it work?

Simply email or or visit our website and register your interest. Creative Pathways will connect you with your new opportunity.

Current Opportunities:

Feast Theatre Festival Malvern
November 6th-12th
#feastvolunteer  #feasttheatrefestival


Venue photographer 

Venue attendant/ Audience survey assistant  

Venue production assistant 

Venue lighting and sound assistant 

Deadline: 31st October  

Volunteer with us at the 2023 Feast Theatre Festival and allow us to nourish you and encourage you to revel in the experience. 

There’s a range of volunteer roles at differing venues within Great Malvern, during the day or night, front of house or behind the scenes production. Work alongside skilled technicians and see the world class performances for free! 

Daily travel and refreshment budget available.
Over 18’s only, unless accompanied by a trusted adult.

Interested? Email:    

Ceramics Festival Hereford 

November 3rd-5th


There will be a wide array of jobs to be done, ranging from ushering to assisting with workshops, and everything in between.  

Deadline: 27th October 


Our mission is to engage the public with craft through participatory workshops, showcase the work of talented local and national potters, and to provide a platform for artists to connect with the wider community.
This free festival will be delivered between Maylord Orchards, City centre and CUP Studio, Foley Trading  Estate and it offers the opportunities to learn from the best through interactive workshops for all, a makers market and exciting outdoor Raku firing. The two sites will be linked by an art trail that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

Interested? Email:

Cracked Slipper Theatre


Youth drama workshop assistant to support one or multiple weekly clubs.


Based at The Kindle Centre, Hereford. The Cracked Slipper Company is a free-to-attend Community Theatre Group. Our charitable purpose is to promote education through performing arts. The Cracked Slipper Company welcomes everyone of all ages and abilities.

The Cracked Slipper Company currently has 3 different weekly sessions. 

Centre Stage – Mondays 5.45pm – 7.45pm 

Our group for neurodivergent 18- 25 year olds 

Drama 4 Change – Mondays 5.45pm – 7.45pm 

Our group for 10 – 18 year olds. 

Little Slippers – Wednesdays 5.45pm – 6.45pm  

Our group for 7 – 10 year olds 

Interested? Email:   

Hereford Cathedral

Tour Guides 

Concert Stewards


Explore the rich history and treasures of the cathedral from its Saxon origins to the present day with our knowledgeable guides. Set off on a journey in and around it to enjoy architecture, artefacts and anecdotes and learn how it has developed through time to the church that you see on your visit. Tours run Monday to Saturday at 11.05 am and 2.15 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Tours will also run at 12.30 pm on selected dates.  

Interested? Email:    

The Courtyard Theatre


Audio describers to support visually impaired audience members at The Courtyard. 

Volunteer in The Courtyard’s education department and gain valuable work experience.   


The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s centre for the arts. We provide a space for innovation, creativity, and participation for the whole community. The Courtyard attracts over 300,000 visitors every year from all over the UK.
Inside, the arts centre houses: 

  • A 400-seat main auditorium 
  • A 130-seat Studio 
  • Visual arts galleries 
  • Meeting and conferencing facilities 
  • A rehearsal studio 
  • A dance studio 
  • A large café bar and private event space 

 Interested? Email:  

Hay Castle

Costume assistant to help visitors try on our Norman period costumes. 

Behind the scenes museum assistant to collect customer feedback.

Visitor information provider to welcome visitors, answer questions and outline what is available to see/experience that day at the castle.
Retail assistant for the gift shop.

Desk admission to welcome and take payments when visitors first arrive.


A centre for arts, literature and learning in the historic Welsh market town of Hay-on-Wye. Hay Castle Trust is a registered charity that was formed in 2011 to preserve this historic site and provide a future of cultural enrichment, educational opportunities and community enjoyment. The vision was to renovate this beautiful building and make it safe and useable for current and future generations, creating a cultural space in the vibrant Book Town of Hay on Wye. 

Interested? Email:      



Volunteers to assist with marketing, planning and front of house for a Christmas project.  


2Faced Dance is an all-male professional dance company based in Hereford.
Working with our Artistic Director and guest choreographers, our dancers develop performances to tour theatres and festivals across the UK and internationally.
Alongside this we nurture, train and develop the next generation of dance artists, cultural leaders and audiences.
We deliver workshops in schools, colleges, universities and prisons, and teach classes from our studios at the Centre For Movement. Our classes are carefully designed to be inclusive and accessible. We welcome participants of all ages, including adults, teens and kids, and are pleased to offer free places to those who may struggle to pay. 

Interested? Email:     

What else has Creative Pathways been up to?  

We also run educational and creative workshops, host events and create useful educational content to help both volunteers and organisations upskill.  

We recently enjoyed…

Creative Pathways AGE UK Dementia Awareness Training. 

Thank you to all who came! All of our participants will soon receive their CPD certification for taking part.  

We are looking forward to… 

Social Media & Digital marketing – How to launch and promote a creative presence using social media and digital marketing. Organised in partnership with Creative Pathways in the Shire. This event is now fully booked but we have another one coming up in January. Details coming soon. Keep an eye out for our future newsletters to find out more. 

Neurodiversity in the Work-place Training – The Brain Charity’s neurodiversity training supports organisations to understand what neurodiversity is and how to support neurodivergent staff in the workplace. Find out more here: What’s On – Ledbury Poetry

Creative Pathway News 

Save the date! 14th December 2023 

We are hosting a Christmas Party for our volunteers and organisations at the Ledbury Poetry House. All are welcome! More details to follow in our next newsletter.  





Get in touch

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