“I have felt so privileged to be part of such a unique and special organisation and it has been an honour to work amongst some amazing people and young people alike. I really will cherish the experience I have had.” (Community volunteer, 2021)

“After being a small part of Theatre Troupe, it has moved  me in such an amazing way that I cannot describe in words,  thank you for doing such great work for society.” (placement student 2021)

 Our volunteer mentors are the life-blood of Theatre Troupe.  They come from a range of different backgrounds including from the local community, those with a background in the arts or mental health.  Many have lived experience of mental distress or neurodivergence/ neurodiversity.

We also work with undergraduate and postgraduate students from arts, mental health, social care and education backgrounds, both through formal placements, and for work development and experience.

Each of our programmes models an alternative family, and our team reflects this.  So far, our youngest volunteer is 18 and our oldest is 75, but we’re more than happy to expand the upper age limit! 

We offer a range of benefits:

  • The chance to make a genuine difference to a child’s life
  • The chance to become part of a close-knit friendly team
  • Opportunities for professional development and knowledge for students and prospective students

We provide training in working with vulnerable young people through the arts and in our specialist Theatre Troupe Model (TTM).  We also offer refreshments, and also travel expenses where required.


We are always looking for keen, passionate and caring individuals who can give some time to be a volunteer mentor, working one to one with a child, offering artistic and emotional support.

You don’t have to have any experience in the arts, but you do have to have a passion for them!

Because we work on principles relating to attachment theory, you must be able to commit to coming every week.  We ask for a commitment of at least one term, although we are interested in hearing from people who are able to commit to longer than this.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our school and community projects in the London Borough of Southwark.

For more information and an application pack, please email