Theatre Uut De Hoogte Groningen
Submitted by a student from DP1
For this CAS project, we decided to help at a local theatre group, called Uut De Hoogte. We found this theatre via social media, so this is an effective way if you are looking for projects to do. The work we do is voluntary, which is why it is allowed for CAS. Once a month we travel to the city and welcome the guests in. We stand behind the cash register and help people hang up their coats and get a place in the small cafe. There are a lot more other volunteers working, and occasionally we are also asked to do other tasks. Examples of this are helping to clean the cafe, or volunteering in the short films they make for during the play.
The voluntary work at the theatre is very diverse, which makes it a lot of fun to do. It also always is in the evening and we get to choose ourselves on which days we are available. For this work, we also spread flyers and hung posters. A working experience like this really helps in communicating, as you have to talk to the people who are in charge, and more importantly have to be very social, kind and helping to the people who come to watch the show. You have to work cooperatively with the other volunteers. It is also always appreciated if you find any improvements, because all of the people of course have the same goal: to put down an excellent afternoon/night for the guests!