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We are a Gloucestershire based charity whose mission is to transform young people’s lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach ...

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Event · 2 Jan 2024, 10:00 – 5 Jan 2024, 17:00
27 St Aldate St, Gloucester GL1 1RP, UK
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The Music Works team are looking for volunteers to support young people at their school holiday music making programme.

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School holiday music making programmes 


Do you love music?  

Are you passionate about giving young people the chance to make the music they want to make?  

Help The Music Works transform young lives through music and volunteer at our school Winter holiday programme this January!  


About the role 


The Music Works team are looking for volunteers to support young people at their school holiday music making programme.  

Have a Go is an inclusive programme in association with Gloucestershire County Council HAF (Holiday Activities and Food programme), primarily for young people, aged 11-16, who are in receipt of free school meals. 

During the programme, young people will spend time learning how to set up/use equipment as well as creating new music/songs, working as a team and collaborating with other young people. Through these sessions, they will develop social and musical skills, whilst building on their knowledge and self-confidence. 



Tuesday 2nd January 2024 – Friday 5th January 2024. 

Any offers of help would be gratefully received. 


What you’ll be doing 

  • Welcoming young people into the hub. 
  • Playing or supporting in the band room. 
  • Supporting everyone to sign-in and sign-out. 
  • Helping people feel welcome and safe: offering cups of tea, showing young people where the facilities and fire exits are. 
  • Receiving the lunches, helping set them out and clearing up. 
  • Supporting the team with various tasks to help the sessions run smoothly. 
  • Helping people get involved in the activities and offering them encouragement - being their cheerleader. 
  • Being an ambassador for The Music Works


You’ll ideally: 

  • Have good person skills. 
  • Have good communication skills. 
  • Be kind and patient. 
  • If you have instrument or music skills that’s great too. 


If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always open to suggestions and are very happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible, so please just get in touch with Lizzie Hewitt


What you’ll get:  

  • The satisfaction in knowing you are supporting young and/or vulnerable people with challenging circumstances. 
  • A flexible role where you can dedicate as little or as much time as you want. 
  • Reimbursement of costs. 
  • To have fun interacting with others, including people within The Music Works. 
  • Being part of a vibrant music charity using music to transform young lives. You’ll get staff rates for using the studio, be part of our social events, free tickets to King’s Jam and other festivals. 
  • The volunteer manager and fellow peers who will help support you throughout your role. 
  • Opportunity to join our workforce training and CPD. 


What we need from you:  

The minimum age of this volunteer role is 18. 

To be available for at least 1 day between Tuesday 2nd January 2024 – Friday 5th January 2024. 


The Music Works is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in all areas of its work. We want to ensure equality of opportunity and embrace and champion the artistic and creative strengths that diversity provides. This extends to our volunteers, participants, audiences, the communities we work with, artists we support, our staff and trustees.  

Our aim is that the work we create and the teams we work with to create it are truly representative of our target audience (at least 50% lived experience of challenging circumstances), and that individuals feel valued and empowered when they work with us. 


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Getting there

GETTING HERE The Music Works, Kings House, 27 St. Aldate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1RP Public transport If you are visiting us by train or bus, The Hub is just a short walk from Gloucester train station & the transport hub. On exiting the train station, cross over the main road and continue towards the transport hub, which you can walk through, and then turn right and head into Kings Square. Carry on straight ahead and The Hub entrance is on the right-hand side. Parking For parking, we recommend Kings Walk Car Park, or the NCP which is just a short walk from The Hub. You can also head for GL1 1RL, Spread Eagle Road, for pay and display car parks which are situated just around the back of our building. We’re situated right above the Chambers pub. Our entrance is on the ground floor on the right of Weatherspoon’s. Press the top buzzer, and we’re on the 2nd floor. We’re a friendly team and are always happy to answer any questions you have.
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About The Music Works

We are a Gloucestershire based charity whose mission is to transform young people’s lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, learning and in life.
We work regularly with 2,500 young people aged 8-30 and a further 2,000 through events.

We cater for everyone, from first access through to talent and career development. We deliver one-to-one music mentoring, small group work, accredited training, apprenticeships and internships, festivals and events, artist and career development and business incubation.

Programmes and activities take place in our state-of-the-art studio spaces, schools and through outreach with our community partners.

Programmes can be accessed via self-referral, including just turning up or agency referral.