Working for a pay packet isn’t the only option when living overseas. Volunteer and spend some of your time helping others. Perform some unpaid work experience to improve your future career prospects.
Here are some opportunities to expand your horizons and feel good about yourself and life…
East Kilbride Repertory Theatre Club: one of the most active amateur theatre groups in Scotland; staging seven productions a year. Needs members interested in stage-building, stage crew, front of house activities, running the bar and lots of other tasks. All productions performed in East Kilbride Village Theatre.
Creative Scotland: volunteering for all kinds of creative events.
Auditions for amateur theatre clubs often require a demonstration of your ability to act, dance and sing.
- Act – learn short 1-2 minute monologue or piece of script. Search online for audition speeches.
- Sing and Dance – sing a verse and a chorus of a song to backing music on phone/iPod – also an opportunity to dance.
Acting career tips & volunteering opportunities
Volunteer Glasgow: Give your time, energy and skills for your benefit and to help your community or environment. You can do a Volunteering Taster program in South East Glasgow to try out 4 or 5 types of volunteering. There’s one-off, short-term and long-term opportunities. VG’s Facebook page.
Volunteering can give your confidence a huge boost, can help you learn new skills, gain experience, build up your CV, make connections, improve core skills such as team work and communication, show initiative, demonstrate commitment, and give you valuable character references. – Volunteer Glasgow
Volunteer Scotland: search by location, activity, events, etc.