LeftCoast is a programme of arts, culture and creative activity happening across Blackpool and Wyre.

We’re all about creating amazing art on your doorstep. From jaw-dropping spectacle to intimate experiences in your neighbourhood, we want to make art happen. In the process we hope to inspire and support creatives who live, work and study here.

LeftCoast Makers is our ever growing volunteer programme, allowing individuals aged 18 and over the chance to be a part of our show stopping projects.

Makers have the opportunity to acquire and develop skills, expertise and knowledge; meet acclaimed artists, performers and practitioners; and are able to take advantage of LeftCoast development opportunities. Volunteering is an invaluable and enjoyable way to gain hands on professional experience and build confidence. It’s also a lot of fun!

We are looking for reliable volunteers who are definitely able to attend when they commit to a date.

Take a look at some of our most recent projects on our website our Makers have been at the heart of the action.

We appreciate every single minute that a LeftCoast maker can volunteer with us and we do not let our Volunteers go unrewarded.

Although there are no paid roles within our Volunteer scheme we do offer expense reimbursements.

Volunteer roles available:
All dates are circulated to the people who have signed up for the relevant roles, in advance and you let us know your availability, we book you in around that.

Event Maker: (steward)

LeftCoast are involved in a number of events each year;

SpareParts – an outdoor festival as part of the Fleetwood Festival of Transport – Tram Sunday.

Lightpool – a two-week light program as part of the Illuminations in October.

Soapbox rally – A fun go cart rally in Fleetwood ? there are a number of workshops leading up to this

***New for 2020 some community Dance events in neighbourhoods***

Workshop Maker: (artist support)

Fleetwood makers lab – We have regular workshops happening in Fleetwood linked to making and engineering where a volunteer that could support the artist with set up, registrations and workshop materials.

Hawe Side Dance workshops  – these will be regular sessions developing in the summer. Workshop makers will support participant sign in, room set up? and be able to join in.

Ad hoc Maker – We have artist in residents who are working in Blackpool and at times organising events where they could do with a spare pair of hands that we will offer to people who sign up as a workshop maker.

Observation Maker:
We have to report to our funders the impact that our projects are having. A really beneficial way of monitoring this is through observing how a crowd or participants respond to what they see at events/workshops.

You can do this role at the same time as being a steward and or workshops maker but if you don?t want to be front and centre, however are comfortable to observe please just tick this box by itself.

There will be some training session to support you understand what we need you to look out for.

Administration Maker:
From time to time we need some administration capacity, helping collect data for funders at events means that that data needs in putting to a website. If you fancy some experience for your CV in an office environment, inputting information helping us to report to funders then let us know.

LeftCoast Volunteers (formerly called Envoys)