LeftCoast Makers & Volunteers

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.

A large group of LeftCoast volunteer makers
A white man and white woman wearing hi-vis jackets stand next to an oversized illuminated sculpture of a flower

Step one

Become a maker today

Do you want to learn new skills, expertise and knowledge in a creative and supportive environment? We’re looking for volunteers to join our LeftCoast Makers programme to help us create spectacular work during large scale events such as Lightpool and SpareParts. 

Our Makers meet acclaimed artists, performers and practitioners and are able to take advantage of LeftCoast’s development opportunities. 

Becoming part of the LeftCoast family is an invaluable and enjoyable way to gain hands on professional experience, build confidence, and make new friends. 

It’s also a lot of fun!

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

Final Step

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. 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.

Take a look below to see our current opportunities and sign up to become a LeftCoast Maker today!

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 & Social Media 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. 

We also would love to hear your thoughts on our social media posts, and listen to what you’d like to see LeftCoast share online.

If you fancy some experience for your CV in an office environment, inputting information, and sharing critical feedback on our social channels  then let us know.

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 programme as part of the Illuminations in October. In October 2022, we’ll be looking for volunteers to escort people around the Art Trail and steward the Tram Parade and Global Grooves performance.

Workshop Maker: (artist support)

Dance workshops  – these will be regular sessions developing in Revoe next year. Workshop makers will support participant sign in, room set up, and will 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.