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Read below important information to apply for our volunteer opportunities and training package.

We offer 16-25 year olds free part-time (mainly weekends and evenings) ‘on the job’ training on all aspects of programme-making for our Citizen TV station.  The training results in the production of actual programmes which are promoted online to global audiences for which all volunteers are credited. The package includes debates, discussion programmes, research, camera essentials, lighting, sound, presenting, interview technique and promotion.  No previous experience is required but a keen interest in challenging ideas is a must as our programmes prioritise content over style. Our next volunteer-learner package is a very specific one as we are media-partners for the Battle of Ideas, a highly acclaimed annual festival of ideas held at the Barbican on 28th & 29th October and we will be filming dozens of high-level debates with internationally renowned speakers. The training we provide will ensure volunteers are able to operate as media professionals at this exciting and challenging event.

To take part, you do need to get an application in and attend an introductory evening on 28th September to go through what is involved. No one is turned away but spaces do fill up fast and once we’re full, were full! Read on to apply.

We do not want you to send us CVs, we do need to know you understand that this is Citizen TV and it is the content and ideas that matter. We welcome newcomers to the UK, you don’t need any film skills at all and we won’t judge you on your English. We cover a huge range of issues but as an education charity committed to international understanding and global equality we do have some basic principles that we promote on our news channel WORLDbytes and through the documentaries we make. We believe in:

  • Democracy for all and the more direct the better
  • Free Movement and celebrating more people on the planet
  • Economic growth & serious development for all globally
  • Challenging all forms of prejudice, anti-democratic and anti-human trends
  • Freedom of speech and advancing civil liberties
  • Challenging distrust, fear and intervention in everyday life
  • Supporting our peers globally managing their own affairs without foreign intervention
  • Advancing new knowledge, ideas and critical thinking

To take part in this special, part-time package to film at the Battle of Ideas Festival, you need to be 25 or under (please note that sometimes we accept older volunteers), complete the simple application form below and attend an introductory session at the WORLDwrite centre on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm.

Places fill up very fast, so don’t delay!  All our packages include free camera training.

Click here to watch a short introduction to WORLDbytes.

Application Form

Please complete the simple application form below in full. Application forms with no comments on the videos indicated, will not be accepted. Once you have submitted your form we will be in touch to confirm your place and provide you with directions on how to find us.

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