Volunteer with Licketyspit!

Become a Storyplay Champion

22nd April 2022

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our intergenerational Storyplay sessions across a range of projects. Our play sessions mainly take place on Wednesdays (2.30-6.30), Thursdays (3-7), Fridays (3-7), Saturdays (10-4).

Dates for induction training are

– 24th May (6-7.30)

– 25th May (11-1) drop in for 1-to-1 chats

– 21st June (4-5.30)

You must attend at least 1 training session. If you can attend all 3 sessions you’ll develop your skills further, on the road to becoming a Storyplay Champion!

We aim to be as flexible as we can to accommodate our volunteer’s availability and circumstances. You can tell us more about your availability when you sign up or get in touch if you’d like to have a chat. If you have children and would like to volunteer with us – we’d love to hear from you. We can work out an arrangement suitable to your needs, every family is different.

You will receive

  • Storyplay Training – learn to use the Storyplay toolkit of games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play activities and the methodology of how we play
  • Experience working with diverse groups of families including refugees and asylum seeking families, in communities across Glasgow
  • Understanding and experience of how Licketyspit engages online and in person, logistical know-how of running successful large group play activities
  • Storyplay resources
  • Experience preparing and serving community meals
  • Experience participating in evaluation and planning
  • All travel expenses covered
  • Letter of recommendation

What we need from you

  • Availability and reliability to attend training/induction sessions
  • Availability to volunteer at a minimum of 3 family sessions over the next 6 months
    (These take place on Wednesdays (2.30-6.30), Thursdays (3-7), Fridays (3-7), Saturdays (10-4) timings may vary & can be adapted)
  • Availability to volunteer at our Storyplay Festival Sat 3rd September 10-4
  • Enthusiasm and passion about PEOPLE, PLAY, DRAMA and SOCIAL JUSTICE
  • Respect for children’s rights and determination to treat children as equals
  • Respect for cultural difference and inclusion

Sign Up

Become a Storyplay Champion today!

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I am feeling better because if I think I am doing some useful things I am feeling much better and during the session meeting some new people and absorbing their changing, week by week. And week by week mothers are talking more, they know me and ask how are you. It is good, I think they feel better too.

Saliha, 2019

My experience as a volunteer with Licketyspit is one of the most remarkable experiences, as the sessions invests in the future through enhancing children’s imagination and creativity.

Asim, Volunteer 2019

It just helps everybody to connect and to see myself as a child. It’s something that’s helping with the bonding with my children. It’s usually very difficult…[and this] it goes a long way to help the bonding.

Daniel, Volunteer 2019

If you have any questions please contact creative producer, Ruby Zajac, on email above.

M: 07413 800 342 E: cfn@licketyspit.com

Read more about us

Licketyspit is a pioneering Scottish early years theatre company which has rooted its work in transformational drama-led children’s rights-based practice for twenty years. Our work springs from the connection between actors and children as ‘play experts’. Learning to consult children through play has led to a series of highly successful projects on a trajectory of discovery, which has coalesced as – Storyplay – a powerful and flexible children’s rights-based approach & methodology based on shared intergenerational imaginary play.

Storyplay is being used in education, community and arts and cultural contexts; to support refugees and asylum seekers; and as a child consultation methodology through ‘Have Your Say Through Play’. Licketyspit’s Children & Families Network (CFN) is at the heart of our practice. The CFN is an 850-strong community of families who share Licketyspit’s children’s rights ethos and want continuing connectivity and opportunities to take part in Storyplay. Licketyspit’s work is open to all, but the company prioritises its work in areas of high socio-economic challenge.

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