“You don’t have to be a great singer like Pavarotti. It’s the participation that matters. I feel more a part of the community by volunteering”

Music For Connection has a vibrant volunteer base: from music graduates to retired professionals, we have a role for everyone in projects and behind the scenes!

Sessional Volunteers

We have a role for everyone in our projects, supporting people to join in with the group. In person, this can be sharing a xylophone with a participant, or helping someone choose a drum to play. Some of our sessional volunteers are experienced musicians, who want to develop their group facilitation skills. Others are experienced
facilitators, researchers, or community workers, who want to develop their musical skills.

We are currently recruiting sessional volunteers for our post-lockdown blended online / in-person sessions. Please contact us for more details.

Admin Volunteers

We often have support roles available, such as specific admin or project-related tasks.

Advisory Group

We have an active and experienced Advisory Group, who meet with the directors bi-monthly, bringing their skills to our governance team. We are currently recruiting people for our Advisory Group who have financial and marketing skills. 

For more details of any of these volunteering roles, please contact us.

“Open Strings has very much helped me. Group music making is very therapeutic even from being on the facilitating team rather than an attendee. All of the supportive people on the Open Strings team help me believe in myself and remind me that there is purpose to keep fighting through these dark times should they arise.”

CH, OSM volunteer

“I’ve seen instruments that I’ve never seen before and that heightens the experience for me. Nearly 100 different instruments; cellos, violins, violas, guitars, ukuleles, percussion, things that I don’t even know the name of. I tell my friends about it and they’re blown away. It’s definitely one of the highlights of my week.”

Co OSM volunteer