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Volunteer Music Session Leader, Taunton

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20 Dec 2019
About Mencap
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.
Volunteering with Mencap is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.
Job Advert

Do you LOVE music? Do you play an instrument or sing with others?   

 At our Taunton service, we have lots of people who would enjoy musical activities. Now all we need is someone to make it all happen!

The music session will be an accessible activity for the people we support to enjoy music, make friends and have fun. As a volunteer you will devise fun, accessible music sessions and try to ensure everyone is having a good time. 

This is a really worthwhile and fun volunteering opportunity that will help make a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability. 

You don’t need to be Mozart or Whitney Houston to be a Music Group Voluntter Leader. More important is the ability to plan a range of songs and musical activities suitable for people with a learning disability. You will need enthusiasm to share the joy of music with others.

To be a Volunteer Music Session Leader you need to:
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have knowledge and experience of delivering music activities
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Be good at communicating and listening
  • Be reliable and patient 
This is a flexible volunteering role and will mostly be determined by the people we support. You would volunteer for 2 – 4 hours on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.  We are also asking that you commit to at least 6 months of volunteering
Please click on the Role Profile tab at the bottom of this page for more information about the role. 
You can apply by either:
  • Downloading an application form by clicking on the Additional Information tab. Completing the form and emailing it to volunteering@mencap.org.uk
  • Applying online by clicking the Apply tab. Please note that you need to register first before you apply. You can find application instructions by clicking the Additional Information tab. 
If you have any questions or concerns your application has not been received then please contact Mencap's Volunteering Team at volunteering@mencap.org.uk
  • Relevant training
  • Induction to the service and volunteer role
  • A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for you
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed (e.g. travel and activity costs)
  • The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
  • The opportunity to learn new skills
  • To feel appreciated and valued for my contribution
  • DBS checks are free for volunteers