Opportunities for young people

Below are opportunities for young people that Free2B have received from EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS.

They are not part of Free2B and therefore we can not guarantee the quality, content  or inclusivity of each opportunity.

We do request that each organisation provides us with information on their LGBTQ+ inclusivity policies and procedures  (particularly around respecting names and pronouns).

We will only share opportunities when we have received acceptable policy information – though we recognise that policy is not always reflected in actual day to day practice – if you attend an opportunity and experience any discrimination please do let us know so we can follow this up.

National Theatre – Young Technicians

This FREE course for 14-18 year olds. Young Technicians offers an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and learn all about a variety of backstage and off-stage roles from top industry professionals.

The course will run in person at National Theatre on the South Bank, London Tuesday evenings from 5-8pm from 10 Sept– 17 Dec 2024

All course information can be found here: Website

To apply please complete the application by Monday 1st July at 10.00am

Application: Young Technicians Autumn 2024

The Playground Theatre – FREE LGBTQIA+ ARTS GROUP FOR 16-25s

This is a unique opportunity to create, chat and share, in a supportive environment, at some of RBKC’s premier artistic institutions, under the guidance of amazing queer artists, experts and facilitators.

For more information and to register, please contact:


Website: The Playground Theatre

8 ​Latimer Road, London W10 6RQ

    The Feel Good Bakery

    Supporting local young people aged 16–25 facing barriers to employment. Amazing work opportunities with full training to become a barista (coffee maker) and additional mentoring support. For more information click here.

    Website: The Feel Good Bakery

    Carney’s Community

    • We run programme in Battersea of positive and constructive activities throughout the year.
    • We offer a regular timetable of FREE boxing, bike mechanic, music studio, youth club and cooking class sessions.

    Contact number: 020 7228 0506
    Contact email: info@carneyscommunity.org
    Website: Carney’s Community

    Free2B Community Support Worker T also works with Carney’s. For more information, please contact Free2B and T will be able to give you more information.

    Jack Petchey paid internship opportunities 

    The Jack Petchey Internship Programme is designed to give young people a flying start in the youth sector and to help youth organisations increase the support they provide for young people. Click here to view the vacancies 

    Jack Petchey volunteering grants

    This programme is for young people aged 11-25 who wants to take part in a volunteering project! We can help with a one-off grant of up to £400 per person. We will fund up to 50% of the cost of the young person’s project and no more than £400 per person, and we expect the young person to be committed to fundraising the rest of the balance. Click here to apply for a grant.


    Safe Spaces is FREE to all young people aged 12-24. Focused on emotional wellbeing,  providing young people with the space to create a variety of multimedia content and work towards OCN accreditation.

    For more info please contact: ruby.punt@headliners.org 

    London Green Champions is a 5-week environmental action group for 14-25 year olds.

    For more info please contact: chloe.ly@headliners.org

    Lyric Theatre

    • Young Lyric Membership:  Free for all 0-25s in the 10 West London Boroughs, free opportunities, tickets, discounted offers and recruitment for projects (Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth and Westminster).
    • Young Lyric Classes & Bursaries: All classes available! Click here to access a Bursary form.
    • START flagship programme for marginalised 16 to 25 year olds is START, an accredited six week training course for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).

    Next course starts Tues 28th May 2024 (due to the bank holiday) Please speak to your Free2B support worker to help refer you!

    Website: Lyric Theatre

    Young Vic Threatre

    The Young Vic offers a wide range of opportunities for young people interested in the performing arts. The website includes a sign up form if you’d like to receive their newsletter to hear about their latest opportunities and performances.

    Website: Young Vic

     The Young Vic is currently offering a range of opportunities for people aged 18-25 who live in Lambeth or Southwark. 

    A key part of that commitment is our Young Associate Programme, which sees us employing a group of local people aged 18-25 to work across our organisation each year. We have opportunities in the following areas:

    • Social Media and Digital Content
    • Taking Part
    • Creators Program

    Webpage: Young Associates

    The youth music nextgen fund

    The Youth Music NextGen Fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen.
    It’s open to 18–25-year-olds (and up to 30-year-olds who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled).

    Website: NextGen

    Online Courses

    Food Hygiene courses – please contact your Free2B worker to support you to access a place:

    High Speed Training

    The Nationwide Caterers Association

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