Whilst we're not actively looking for volunteers right now, if you're interested in any of these positions, please either complete the application form below or give us a call to discuss how you might be able to assist us.
Volunteering is a keystone of Upbeat Arts
Upbeat Arts welcomes a network of volunteers who help us in many ways, from helping with events, to preparing lunch, to assisting with providing qualified care and/or support to our members. We engage professional program leaders to run the courses that we offer, so as a volunteer you don't need to be an expert to help us.
Our volunteers should have:
Belief: That lives can be transformed through involvement in arts and culture and that everyone, whatever their background, has the right to participate in the arts
Desire to empower: Those experiencing disadvantage through the joy of outstanding arts and culture activities
Passion & Energy: Huge energy and enthusiasm and a passion for achieving excellence
Creativity: A 'harm reduction' approach focused on tapping into talent, creativity and capability
Self Awareness: A willingness to grow, learn and evolve as a person, whilst giving back to the community
Full training provided:
Before starting as a volunteer, you'll complete our online Induction Training, which will prepare you for your work with us. Upbeat Arts has developed a Handbook that will form part of the Induction Training. This provides guidelines, advice and outlines Upbeat Arts' philosophy dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering our members. You'll also learn as you go by working alongside our experienced volunteers.
Position details are included below.
Kitchen Team: Assist our choir program, by helping with the preparation and service of a simple meal. No experience necessary, if you can chop veggies and work with a team of three, you'll be a big help to us. Menu and recipes are provided and you'll be rostered with an experienced team member. Choose to volunteer fortnightly or monthly - we'll work with you to make it work. While you're cooking up a storm, you'll hear the joyous sounds of the choir rehearsing and you'll meet new people too. Full training provided.
Program Buddy: To provide an opportunity to involve the whole community in our programs, buddies are included in most programs. Buddies are part of the core group of their assigned program and will assist members to participate to the best of their ability and enjoyment at rehearsals, performances and activities, without encroaching on their privacy. Buddies will also assist with set ups and wherever else possible to ensure the smooth running of the program. Buddies will be competent in the chosen program (ie for choir, a competent singer); and will be able to commit to attending the weekly program and becoming an integral member of the group.
Program Health Buddy: Our Health Volunteers assist us in the role of 'Buddy', however are health professionals who become part of a given program and are be on hand to offer support and advice to any member requiring assistance, for example members who become anxious or upset during a rehearsal or workshop. Health volunteers will be able to commit to attending rehearsals/workshops on a weekly basis to ensure they become part of the core group.