Volunteers are invaluable to the Upbeat Arts choirs

Upbeat Arts welcomes a network of volunteers who help our choirs in many ways, from helping with events, to preparing lunch, to assisting with providing qualified care and/or support to our members. If you’re looking for a rewarding and fun environment, this could be it!

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

If volunteering with Upbeat Arts is of interest, please read on to find out more about the available roles.

Current vacancies

We’re keen to hear from potential volunteers for our new Sunshine Coast choir. The day and time for the rehearsals hasn’t been set yet. It will be during the day, during the week.

If you have great flexibility and would like to be part of this new choir regardless of when it is on – head straight to complete the application form.

Or if it depends on when it’s on, you might like to complete our expression of interest form and we will keep you up to date with the details. If the day/time suits, you can apply then.

Position Details

Kitchen Team: Assist one of our choir programs, by helping with the preparation and service of a simple meal. No experience is 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. While you’re cooking up a storm, you’ll hear the joyous sounds of the choir rehearsing and you’ll meet new people too. 

Commitment: Choose to volunteer fortnightly or monthly – we’ll work with you to make it work. 

Program Buddy: To provide an opportunity to involve the whole community, buddies are included in our choir programs. Buddies form part of the core group of their assigned choir 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 a competent singer, ideally with experience singing in a choir.

Commitment: You will be able to commit to attending the weekly program and becoming an integral member of the group. Availability for any performances will be important. 

Program Health Buddy: Our Health Volunteers will have the same set of skills and responsibilities as the above Program Buddy, and in addition will have experience in working in a mental health sector environment. They too will become part of the choir and are 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 Buddies are not to take the place of the member’s own professional support team. 

Commitment: Health Buddy volunteers will be able to commit to attending rehearsals/workshops on a weekly basis to ensure they become part of the core group. Availability for any performances will be important.  

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. In established choirs, you’ll also learn as you go by working alongside our experienced volunteers.

We also hold online Buddy catch ups for ongoing training. These are held every six weeks, approximately.

Need more info?

If you’d like more information before applying, please contact us 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

Help to transform lives