Can you help to roll out the red carpet?

The hand of a volunteer usher opening a roped-off area

This December at Greenway we'll be rolling out the carpet for a vintage pop-up cinema. On December weekends and between Christmas and New Year, vintage films will be screened inside a cosy marquee in the Walled Garden of Agatha Christie's holiday home. Father Christmas will also be stopping by, and the house will be decorated for a 1950s Christmas. Volunteers are needed to bring these special offers to life - can you help?

Volunteering at the pop-up cinema

Greenway's vintage pop up cinema transports visitors back to the golden age of film. Cinema ushers will be providing a warm and authentic welcome, punching tickets and showing people to their seats in the heated marquee fitted with twinkly lighting, red velvet cinema seats and plush VIP Chesterfield sofas.
        
As a volunteer cinema usher, you would be provided with vintage-style usher uniform (please wear your own black trousers and white shirt), and have the option of watching the film if you'd like to. During the screening, you'd be on hand in case any visitors request a blanket or need directions to the loo, and after the film you'd be on hand to assist visitors as they leave, and gather up the odd rouge popcorn container. 

" The vintage look of the foyer set the scene brilliantly and it was great to see and hear our visitors delight, both when they entered the foyer and then moved into the cinema. "
- Carol Pryce, Vintage cinema usher volunteer
" The trust staff treated us 'vollies' royally, supplying us with hot drinks and popcorn and it was great to feel part of a team. "
- Carol Pryce, Vintage cinema usher volunteer
Step back in time to the 1950s in the pop-up cinema
Cinema ushers serving visitors in Greenway's pop-up cinema
Step back in time to the 1950s in the pop-up cinema

Volunteering to help Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be setting up a grotto to greet children and share out presents. Friendly helpers are needed to help with the smooth running of his grotto, and to ensure that every child leaves with a smile on their face. Can you help Father Christmas by handing out the right presents? A vintage-style costume will be provided for all helpers. 

 

Finding out more and applying to volunteer

You can find out more about volunteering in these roles and apply online by contacting Volunteer Officer Laura Rugg on 07894427254 or by email. You could also come along to the volunteer induction on Friday 23 November, 11.30am-1pm on the first floor of Greenway's Barn Café, where you will be able to meet the team and other volunteers, find out all about what is involved, and sign up for shifts on the rota.