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Help us to transform the lives of older people across York

Do you want to help vulnerable and socially isolated people to live happier, healthier lives through participation in music? Then you might be interested in one of our volunteer roles. 

"Volunteering with Musical Connections brings me a sense of purpose, a community to which I feel I belong, and a smile to my face."

Would you like to join our loyal team of volunteers to support the smooth running of our project? Can you lend your skills to help us to ensure that our music and singing groups thrive, and our beneficiaries always feel connected? You do not need any musical training, just an enthusiasm for, and commitment to our charity's work!

"I really feel that my contribution, and what this charity provides, makes a real difference to the community it touches. What we do is so worthwhile and changes lives."

Types of voluntary work with Musical Connections13

Here are some examples of the volunteering you could potentially get involved in: 

  • Participating with and assisting beneficiaries (and our musicians) in sessions
  • Arranging to bring a member of the community into a session
  • Offering your own artistic skills for inclusion in a group session
  • Supporting larger events - finding venues, arranging transport, etc. 
  • Driving a small mini bus to transport participants to events
  • Fundraising

"I have absolutely loved my time volunteering... I had very limited experience of doing music with the elderly. I have loved seeing how music brings the whole room alive, and not only does it leave the residents smiling, I leave with a smile."

Benefits of working with us

When you volunteer with Musical Connections, you will be helping some of York’s most isolated people to share music in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. But that’s not all: you will receive a basic induction and some simple training, build upon existing skills and receive a free DBS check.

COVID-19 Update

Sadly, our music groups and choirs are suspended for the foreseeable future, but we’re still interested in recruiting volunteers… writing postcards, sending newsletters, contributing to our online work, there’s always a job to be done! Please see further information below, and get in touch with us to find out more. 

Information for Volunteers

MC Volunteer Mileage and Travel Expenses Policy

MC Volunteering Policy

Volunteering Expectations