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We have a strong team of volunteers who regularly support our work and help us to deliver creative opportunities for our participants. Below are the current volunteering opportunities on offer. Training is given, and DBS check provided.
We currently deliver four weekly SingAbout sessions, in Newport, Ryde, Freshwater and Ventnor. Volunteers are required to support the SingAbout practitioner in the practical elements of running the singing sessions. Each session lasts two hours but the volunteer would be required to attend for two and a half hours, to support in setting up and setting down the room.
Our volunteers also support us in making teas and coffees, and taking the register of attendees. They tend to join in with the singing, but this is not a necessity. The main thing is to be friendly and outgoing, chatting to participants as they arrive and supporting them to join in. Volunteers also provide additional support to new participants who may be apprehensive in a larger group, by befriending them and introducing them to other participants.
This role is specific to supporting a participant with dementia at our weekly SingAbout session in Freshwater on Monday mornings, acting as a buddy to the participant and supporting them in a 1-1 capacity each week.
Would you like to volunteer to assist with our popular weekly DanceMakers session in Newport? This runs on a similar basis to SingAbout, but with a focus on gentle, creative movement. The role involves coming along to the group every week, enjoying yourself and supporting the group leader. The support comes through making teas and coffees in the break, setting up and setting down the room and supporting participants to ensure that they get the most out of the session.
Please get in touch if you'd like to know more.
If you are interested in volunteering with Independent Arts, please contact Caroline on
01983 822437 or at email@example.com