Volunteer Music Assistant Wanted

Soundmix are looking for energetic volunteers able to play the guitar and/or drums, to help us with the delivery of our musical projects across London.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Open Until:

Posted: 10/12/2017

Soundmix delivers music workshops to
young refugees and asylum seekers living in London.  Many of the young people we work with are
separated children who are living with foster families and in some
circumstances homeless.  We have found
that music provides a much-needed headspace from the stress they experience in
their day to day lives.

Time commitment

1-2 hrs a week


Duties and responsibilities

  • Assisting
    in facilitating creative music workshops for young refugees.
  • Running
  • Helping
    the young people on an instrument, 1-2-1 or small group basis
  • Assisting
    the tutors in setting up equipment for the workshop
  • Ensuring
    young people have the support they need during the workshop
  • Encouraging
    the young people to be involved
  • Helping
    participants to write lyrics/create melodies on their instruments
  • Creating
    new ideas for workshops/projects
  • Attending
    training suitable to your role.


  • Opportunity
    to gain experience with young refugees and asylum seekers
  • Develop
    musical teaching skills
  • Use
    music in a therapeutic way/community setting
  • Receive
    relative training
  • Travel
    costs will be covered
  • Gain
    experience in creative project planning


  • Enthusiastic
  • Knowledge
    of music
  • Ability
    to play the guitar and/or drums
  • Experience
    working with young people
  • Good
    communication skills
  • Friendly


  • Speak
    another language particularly Farsi, Arabic, Pashto, Albanian.
  • Play
    more than one musical instrument
  • Drive
    a car
  • Experience
    working with young refugees
  • Experience/knowledge of a variety of
    musical genres/styles

Please send a covering letter and CV
to Sasha Leacock (Project Manager): leacock.sasha@yahoo.co.uk.    Deadline: Monday 24th November 2017

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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