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Music Project Support volunteer

The Christopher Andrew suite is a legacy project in one of our Soho services that provides young people with the opportunity to discover and develop their musical talent. We currently have a range of musical instruments and music production equipment supported by a pool of volunteer coaches.

The music project support volunteer will promote this project to services across London and engage young people with what is on offer. To make this project a success we are looking for proactive, motivated people who understand the positive impact music can have on a young person’s life and are passionate in supporting young people to reap those benefits.

Tasks and Responsibilities can include:

  • Work in collaboration with the Activities Coordinator, the service manager and the rest of the staff team to promote the project across London
  • Engage with managers and staff teams across London to promote the project and the opportunity it presents to young people
  • Develop positive relationships and trust with young people in Centrepoint services
  • Support young people with understanding the benefits and transferable skills of learning a musical instrument and creating music
  • Carry out consultations with young people to support development of the project and what can be made available
  • Network with musicians and other music related activities across London
  • Develop positive partnerships with Centrepoint staff and other teams within the organisation
  • Chaperone young people that require support to attend music sessions at the service
  • Adhere to administrative requirements of the role
  • Attend supervision sessions and relevant additional training
  • Be accountable and represent Centrepoint appropriately

Volunteers should meet the following criteria:

Essential

  • A passion and infectious enthusiasm for music
  • Ability to engage, motivate and inspire young people
  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with young people, other volunteers and staff
  • Ability to remain calm when involved with challenging individuals and situations
  • Understanding of the issues – practical and emotional – facing young people
  • Understanding of the importance of teamwork and a strong commitment to being part of a team
  • Be reliable and have a positive outlook
  • A commitment to demonstrating Centrepoint’s values

Desirable

  • An understanding of the positive impact of the arts
  • Experience of working with homeless people and/or experience of homelessness
  • Experience of working with socially excluded young people
  • Knowledge of different qualification/course requirements and local opportunities

Support for volunteers 

Volunteers receive the following support throughout their volunteering:

  • Structured induction and training
  • Ongoing support and supervision from the volunteering team
  • Ongoing support and supervision from your supervisor
  • Access to further training
  • Travel and other reasonable expenses reimbursed

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please complete the application form

All applications are assessed against the criteria listed above. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview and all successful candidates will be subject to a reference and a DBS check and required to attend a training session.

For more information please email volunteer@centrepoint.org.

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