Volunteers

Poet in the City has a thriving volunteer community, with over 50 active participants. With a wide range of ages, experience and interests, volunteers are involved in everything from event management to marketing, film production to blogging and front of house. Their energy and commitment is a huge part of the success and growth of the organisation and we are always open to welcoming new faces and growing this fantastic group.

Poet in the City hold monthly committee meetings at Kings Place in which we discuss the delivery of the programme and explore ideas for participation.

To find out more about volunteering with Poet in the City, or to ask us any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@poetinthecity.co.uk or on 0207 014 2812.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Here’s what some of our great volunteers have to say about Poet in the City…

Poet in the City is a bright, imaginative, forward-looking organisation always keen to engage with new audiences and forge new connections for poetry across the arts, a notable example being a recent poetry and dance event which also looked at new ways of reaching out to the deaf community and offered new perspectives on translation ‘beyond words’. The ever-expanding group of volunteers reflects a keenness to take advantage of the opportunities for learning new skills such as audio and video recording, events management, and in my case blog writing. The blogs have given me a chance to work with musicians, editors and poets. ’ John Dixon

‘As soon as I approached Poet in the City to get involved, after attending a brilliant event of theirs on Sappho, I knew I’d made a great decision. What was clear from the start is that they genuinely value their volunteers as integral to their work, in a way that isn’t at all tokenistic or peripheral. As a volunteer, my own background, interests and skills are consistently put to use, and I have been able to try new things as well, such as interviewing poets and academics, and illustrating my own articles on poetry and visual art. There are opportunities to shape poetry events, suggest ideas for future projects, and basically be at the heart of the creative process. You can also be on hand at their events, where you meet new people, and have exposure to poetry as it happens in London. It’s a fun, inclusive and creative team to be part of, and has been really enriching for me.’ Aisha Farr