Being a Volunteer

People volunteer for a variety of reasons and there is a great variety of people who volunteer. Our volunteers have a wide range of life experiences,  have numerous skills, are from a wide age range and are keen to work with others to the advantage of the community.

Volunteering should be a two-way process – the volunteer enjoys the task and  has rewards in seeing other people enjoying themselves;  there is also the sense of achievement in using skills again and in  working with others. The Beehive is an attractive place in which to spend time and join in the community.

Many people are in employment or have other commitments but there is a variety of volunteering opportunities that can fit around most of these.

Many of The Beehive volunteers/stewards  have already been involved in helping to make the opening events such a success and to show the flexibility of the Community Centre.

Our volunteers help in these areas

The main reception at The Beehive is staffed from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Our volunteer receptionists look after all visitors to the building (including groups hiring the facilities as well as those dropping in to make enquiries or to have a look around). They also handle bookings for events that are coming up. In addition they ensure that all the information on noticeboards and at the reception desk are up to date.

Front of House
Volunteers work at the reception desk for each performance that is put on at The Beehive. They welcome people to the building, are available to direct them to the auditorium, toilets, café etc, and also sell tickets “on the door”.

A group of volunteers works at each performance that is put on at The Beehive. They give out/sell programmes, direct people to their seats and act as wardens in the case of any need for the emergency exits.

Bar Staff
Our bar area is very lively and open for all evenings when there is a need for hirers of rooms or when a performance is being put on. Usually two or three volunteers work together and those who are less experienced at bar work are partnered with people who have more experience until they have the confidence to work independently.

Café Staff
At the moment our café stocks teas, coffees, soft drinks and snacks and is open to support people who hire rooms and also for afternoon performances that are put on at The Beehive as well as for coach parties visiting Honiton.

Room Set Up
A group of volunteers regularly comes into The Beehive to ensure that all the rooms are set up as required by hirers and/or performers.

A group of volunteers supports all the technical requirements of The Beehive for performances as well as for training sessions.

A Duty Manager is available at all times that the volunteers are in the building, ensuring that there is no lone working and there is always someone to ask. Full training is given on box office, till etc.

If you think you would like to join our group of volunteers, please contact The Beehive directly at, no matter how much or how little time you have to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you.