SHERMAN 5 REPS
If would like to get involved in Sherman 5, then becoming a Sherman 5 Rep might be for you!
The Sherman 5 Rep scheme gives people the chance to volunteer for Sherman 5 and to earn Tempo Time Credits. You will earn one Time Credit for every hour you volunteer.
You can find more information about how Time Credits work below.
As a Sherman 5 Rep, you will receive induction and training.
As a Sherman 5 Rep, you will also receive regular information about volunteer opportunities that are available.
WHO CAN BECOME A REP?
- Anyone who is a Sherman 5 member can apply to become a Sherman 5 Rep.
- If you do not qualify for Sherman 5 membership, but would still like to volunteer for Sherman 5, you too can apply to become a Sherman 5 Rep.
We currently have about 90 Reps on our books, so come join our team!
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Sherman 5 Reps get the opportunity to volunteer and participate in the life and work of Sherman Theatre in a number of different ways. Here are a few examples:
SUPPORTING FRONT OF HOUSE: Ushering, staffing welcome tables, meeting and greeting audience members.
PROVIDING ACCESS SUPPORT: Acting as Buddies for blind members, supporting Touch Tours and Deaf Theatre Club.
SHARING SKILLS: Showing others/sharing your knowledge about things you can do -- for example, cooking, print-making, meditation, face-painting etc.
HELPING WITH MARKETING/ADMIN TASKS: Preparing large mail-outs – folding, stuffing envelopes, labeling etc.
ACTING AS A AMBASSADOR FOR SHERMAN 5: Spreading the word, attending events, awards ceremonies, talking to the media.
PRODUCING CREATIVE WORK: Filming and appearing in BSL videos, doing stand-up, taking photos.
PRODUCING THEATRE CRITICISM/RESPONSE: Reviewing productions and events at Sherman Theatre – these have appeared on the Sherman Theatre website.
PARTICIPATING IN CONSULTATIONS: Completing online surveys, face-to-face interviews re: Sherman 5.
HELPING AT SOCIAL EVENTS: Assisting at Sherman Theatre quizzes, celebrations etc.
PARTICIPATING IN TRAINING: Undergoing training in basic BSL, refugee and asylum seeker awareness, VI (visual impairment) awareness, autism awareness, Dementia Friends awareness.
HOW TO BECOME A REP
If you are interested in becoming a Sherman 5 Rep, we’d love to chat with you and have you fill in an application form!
Please email Claire Bottomley, the Sherman 5 Coordinator, at email@example.com or ring on 029 2064 6911.
Watch Sherman 5 Rep Eileen's Sherman 5 story here.
EARNING TIME CREDITS: HOW DOES IT WORK?
By giving time to a project in your community that is part of the Tempo Time Credits network, you can earn Time Credits -- Sherman 5 is part of this network.
It's simple: for every hour that you volunteer with us, you earn one Time Credit. With Time Credits, the idea is that everyone's time is worth the same and so everyone earns the same.
You can then spend these in a variety of places -- see below.
Time Credits are a way of acknowledging the time that you are giving. As our partners Tempo put it, 'Time Credits are a way of recognising the amazing things people do in their communities'.
Our partners at Tempo Time Credits created a lovely video about how Time Credits can positively affect someone’s life – you can see it here:
SPENDING TEMPO TIME CREDITS: HOW DOES IT WORK?
You can spend Tempo Time Credits in many different places to do many different things -- there are hundreds of activities on offer across the national Tempo network.
Activities available include getting swimming sessions, going ten-pin bowling, getting hair and beauty treatments, as well as going on trips to the theatre or cinema.
You can find out about all the wonderful places where you can spend Tempo Time Credits here.
WHAT ABOUT SPENDING TIME CREDITS AT SHERMAN THEATRE?
Sherman Theatre accepts Tempo Time Credits -- two Time Credits will usually buy you one ticket.
You do not have to be a Sherman 5 member to use Time Credits.
Subject to availability, Time Credits can be used to purchase tickets for shows at Sherman Theatre. There are a limited number of tickets available for each show.
For all the latest information about what tickets are available for Time Credits users, visit the Sherman 5 Noticeboard.
If you have reserved seats and plan to pay with Time Credits on the day of the performance, but then cannot come, please let us know so we can release the tickets for someone else to use.