Song Club Support – Ancoats


Role Title: Song Club Support
Responsible to: Creative Projects Coordinator
Volunteering hours: 3 hours per week (13:30 – 16:30 each Friday)



Mustard Tree aims to combat poverty and create life transforming opportunities for people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.


Role Purpose

To support the facilitation of song club for Freedom Project volunteers, enabling them to explore new talents and achieve creative goals within a supportive community.

What you’ll be doing: Role Description

  • Support the facilitator in song club, including preparing song sheets and planning tracks to sing along to.
  • Provide accompaniment (guitar, piano or keyboard) for songs.
  • Provide support to Freedom Project Volunteers and guests as they learn new skills.
  • To participate in performances and events of Mustard Tree participants/Freedom Project Volunteers’ and guests’ work as needed.
  • Ensure the creative programmes areas clean and organised.
  • Research and organise events alongside Creative Programmes coordinator.
  • C omplete or help complete provided project plans with clear outcomes for each session and report back to the Creative Projects Coordinator.

General Volunteering Duties

  • Work within health & safety guidelines and Mustard Tree policies and procedures
  • Embody Mustard values and represent the charity as required
  • Support Freedom Project volunteers and service users to feel part of the community

What we’re looking for: Person Specification

Specification Essential / Desirable
Enjoys working and building relationships with a range of people from different backgrounds Essential
Good communication with staff, volunteers and guests Essential
A passion for music and supporting others as they develop their own passion and skills Essential
Able to provide structure to sessions, while also being able to work flexibly according to group needs Essential
Flexible and can-do attitude – encouraging others to work to our vision and values Essential
Enjoys a good singalong – you don’t need to be a perfect singer Essential
Experience in working with vulnerable adults Desirable
Ability to play guitar or piano as an accompaniment to singers Desirable
Confident in facilitating a class for a large group of people (15 – 25) Desirable

If this sounds like you, please get in touch using our Friend Of MT Application Form and contact so that we can find out a bit more about you, your skills, and interests.

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