The Rec House seeks to work with and alongside the community, not simply do things to the community. Community involvement is key to making The Rec House the rich and vibrant place it is.

Benefits of being involved with the activities of the Rec House reach not only individual participants – who have greater opportunities to grow and develop both in their skill-set as well as in maturity and self-awareness – but also for the community as a whole. The Rec House is inclusive and operates in order to provide a positive focus and draw all together in a hub of creative opportunity and expression.

Those who volunteer their time to The Rec House often speak of being in community with one another. Whilst this can be difficult at times, it is also powerful, and has become one of our philosophical foundations.

We always welcome new volunteers who want to come and get involved and we are committed to covering reasonable expenses. We have two levels of volunteering. The first involves committing to coming along to events and activities, helping to set up and clear away, distributing fliers and posters, being welcoming to guests who may come through our doors. The second involves being a key volunteer. Key volunteers are those who have been coming along to The Rec House for a longer period of time, and who are looking to take more responsibility at The Rec House. Key volunteers can take opportunities such as applying for DBS clearance, attending a first aid course, planning, stewarding and hosting events and activities, and becoming an event reviewer and photographer. Our key volunteers are also involved in running the Community Choir, running the audio visual equipment, and being responsible for unlocking and locking the premises.