search for opportunities to volunteer in Sandwell
Facebook

Join our musical community without barriers!

by Soundabout

The Sandwell Inclusive Choir welcomes people of all abilities and their families/ primary carers. The choir celebrates that everyone has their own way of sharing their voice.
We are looking to recruit volunteers to join our supportive, friendly and creative team, dedicated to having fun, empowering others and creating a musical community without barriers. Music abilities are desired but not necessary, we welcome anyone who fits with our vision and wants to develop their inclusive music making skills - training and support can be provided.
Roles include:
Face-to-Face:
• Admin - Welcoming people, signing them in check DBS
• Setup/ Pack down (e.g. chairs/ tables and musical equipment)
• Co-leading - inclusive vocal and multi-sensory music warmups, activities and/ or songs
• 1:1 support - Often with PMLD members supporting musical engagement in multi-sensory ways and often using music tech (e.g. iPads and apps such as ThumbJam)
• Refreshments Team - Offering tea, coffee and cakes at the end to choir members
• General Participation – Joining in with activities (this can include singing or instrument playing) and sharing your enthusiasm and warmth, welcoming energy
Online:
• Admin – Name changing on Zoom, muting/ unmuting,
• Co-leading – inclusive vocal and multi-sensory music warmups, activities and/ or songs
• General Participation – Joining in with activities and sharing your enthusiasm and warmth, welcoming energy.

Organisation description

Soundabout is a charity that uses music and sound to unlock the potential of people with complex learning difficulties. Soundabout is a national charity that has pioneered the use of music, rhythm and sound to give disabled children and adults a voice, a way to express themselves and be listened to.

Address

Cradley Heath Community Centre,
Reddal Hill Road
B64 5JG Cradley Heath

Accessibility

Please get in touch to discuss any access requirements. Sandwell Inclusive Choir welcomes people of all abilities and their families/ primary carers. There is ramp access and an accessible toilet at the venue.

Preferred skills

Music abilities are desired but not necessary, we welcome anyone who fits with our vision and wants to develop their inclusive music making skills. Volunteers with skills and experience in inclusive music making would support the Disabled choir members on a 1-2-1 basis.

Experience gained

Volunteers will gain experience of inclusive music leadership and working with young people with disabilities.
Soundabout is a national charity with an excellent reputation for offering inclusive music opportunities for those with complex disabilities.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?

Yes

Minimum age

16+

Age focus

  • Primary School children
  • Secondary school age young people
  • Young adults
  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekends
  • Daytime

Categories

  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteering opportunity please complete the details below, including a contact email address or phone number, and click ‘Send’. The organisation will then get in touch with you directly

Something went wrong. Please try again later or contact with us.

Thank you for using the Route 2 Volunteering portal.
Your application for ID {{ application.id }} Title {{ application.volunteering }} has been sent to the {{ application.organisation }} organisation.

You will hear back from them soon. Kind regards R2V team.