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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? Are you an enthusiastic and passionate person looking for a chance to make a difference? Then you might be interested in one of our volunteer roles. You don't need any musical training, just an enthusiasm for, and commitment to our charity's work. 

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

"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 it changes lives."


We have the following volunteer opportunities available: 

Telephone Befriender

Help us to provide telephone support, improve emotional and mental wellbeing and build a relationship with some of our most isolated members. 

Music Buddy

Share your passion for music, build a relationship with and help support our members via telephone (during the pandemic) and during their group sessions in the future. 

"I have absolutely loved my time volunteering for Musical Connections. I had very limited experience of sharing music with the elderly. I have loved seeing how it 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 also receive a basic induction and some simple training, build upon existing skills and receive a free DBS check as a part of the offer. 

If you're interested in applying, then please contact us via BeCollective, York CVS' city-wide volunteering platform. 

Information for Volunteers

Volunteer Mileage and Travel Expenses Policy

Volunteering Policy

Volunteering Expectations

Volunteer Induction Checklist

Volunteer Feedback Form