Without volunteers our sessions cannot run! You are therefore incredibly valuable to us.

Volunteering with BIRD is a fantastic opportunity to witness some superb young talent at work and to be inspired and encouraged yourself by the creativity and positive energy of our sessions. 

As part of our comprehensive safeguarding policy we ensure that every session where the artist is ether female or under 18 that a 'safe presence' volunteer is in attendance.

We call our volunteers 'safe presence' as that is what you need to be. Creativity is a 'vulnerable' act, and any individual in on that process needs to be sensitive and 'safe' in order to create an atmosphere that encourages true honest reflection and authentic performance.

If you feel that you are able to remain self-contained; to be a quiet, still, 'safe' presence (and to occupy yourself quietly) in order to allow our young artists to thrive in their relationship with the mentor, we would love to hear from you. We are especially interested in hearing from women and people who are available during the daytime.

Read about the process you'll be involved with here