Junk Music

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Volunteers are needed to help children with special needs to make and play musical instruments with recycled material.

At Junk Music you will be helping to facilitate 1.5 hour sessions with up to 12 young people aged 8 - 12, with and without additional needs. 

Sessions are led by a music facilitator, with support from volunteers and an Arts Award worker.

There will also be some parent/carer support of participants.

The sessions are music based, making and playing instruments, but have a broader purpose, including increasing confidence and social skills and working with others to plan a performance.

The role will also include setting up and packing down, getting break snacks ready and contributing to evaluations.

You will need to be available on a Tuesday evening from October 1st 4.30pm-7.00pm

This is a unique and amazing project and one which needs reliable and committed volunteers. The Nunsmoor Centre is only a 20 minute walk from campus but we can reimburse you for travel if you decide to use public transport. We can also provided you with free accredited training.

 

VOLUNTEER SPECIFICATION

Personal Qualities

Enthusiastic about working with young people.

Ability to relate to young people.

Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to helping young people with additional needs to take part in making simple musical instruments and music related activities.

Skills

Good communication skills.

Reliable, with good time management skills.

Flexible/adaptable.

Ability to encourage and support young people’s participation in the activities and as part of the group.

Ability to contribute to evaluating participant involvement after sessions.

Contact Gary at gary.m.bowden@gmail.com if you would like to be involved. Spaces are limited

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