What we're looking for
Are you a storyteller? Are you fascinated by local history? Do you love the performing arts? RSPB Old Moor has secured National Lottery Heritage funding to make RSPB Old Moor and our other sites in the Dearne Valley even better for our wildlife and visitors over the next three years and ongoing into the future. We will offer a fabulous visitor experience, including highlighting the industrial heritage of Old Moor and the surrounding area through a new venture with Chol Theatre. Find out more about Chol Theatre here: https://wearechol.co.uk/ There is a rich history of mining and strong community spirit in the Dearne Valley - we want to celebrate and share this, not let it be forgotten. In the Flock of Stories project, Chol Theatre will gather memories and stories from the local community. The source material will be crafted and edited into a script and developed into a live performance to share with our visitors. Chol Theatre and the RSPB are keen to involve local people at all stages of the project and the volunteering tasks are very varied. In this first stage of volunteer roles, we are looking for people to help collect memories and stories from local people to form the basis of the script and live theatre. You can develop interviewing and oral history/interview skills, deepen community connections and gain experience in the creation and ideas stage of theatre. Story gathering will be carried out in a Covid safe way and altered as needed. If you would like more information, please get in touch! Future volunteering opportunities later in the project include, in Stage 2, script creation and developing the narrative and in Stage 3 drama and performance techniques for the theatre performance and associated roles e.g.. costumes, prop creation etc.