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 to our members. We engage professional leaders and care takers to help run the courses that we offer, but 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

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

Training Program provided:

Before starting as a volunteer, you'll undergo an Induction Program to prepare you to work with us. Upbeat Arts has developed a Handbook that will form part of the Induction program. This provides guidelines, advice and outlines Upbeat Arts' philosophy dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering participants.

Position details are included below.

We're recruiting now

WE'RE RECRUITING NOW: Please make sure you read the position information below before applying.

Kitchen Team - we're looking for new volunteers for the following:

  • South Brisbane Choir program: Join our Kitchen Team for 2022. Availability needed as per a roster Friday from 9:30 to 1:00 as below.

Buddy Roles - no vacancies for North or South Brisbane programs


Position Details

Kitchen Team: Assist our choir program, by helping to prepare and serve 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 someone who has experience. Choose to volunteer weekly, 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 important member.

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 participant requiring assistance, for example participants 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. 

Need more info?

If you'd like more information before applying, please send us an email and we'll be in touch.

If you’d like to volunteer and be rewarded with new friendships and creative accomplishments, please complete our online Volunteer Application form

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