Want to make friends, learn new skills and boost your self-esteem? Be a Breathe volunteer!
We‘re looking for enthusiastic, reliable and organised volunteers to provide our small, busy team with much-needed support. By helping free up our time, you can let us focus on making our programmes even better to help even more people.
Volunteering is a two-way street. We get your time and enthusiasm, but you get a whole lot back too. Dedicating your time helps you expand your network, improve your social skills and give your self-esteem a healthy boost. Alongside a sense of accomplishment and pride, volunteering can keep you mentally stimulated, pep up your life and give you a sense of purpose.
SO HOW CAN I HELP?
What you’ll be doing will depend on your skills, experience and interests. Here are the areas where we need support:
PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMME
Researching calendar activities, arts festivals and local events
Issuing standard booking summaries/contracts for lunchtime bookings and chasing responses
Electronic filing of replies and recording in photos file, artists’ folders and database
RESIDENT MUSICIAN PROGRAMME (Breathe Regularly / Breathe In, Breathe Out)
Adding date info to help prepare rotas per rolling quarter, ready for availability requests to be populated
Sending standardised Survey Monkey reminder releases to clinical teams before each concert
Sending supplies of marketing materials and information to musicians
BREATHE MAGIC PROGRAMME
Stocktaking of magical props supplies
Researching info on venues and caterers
Electronic filing / basic data entry and filing
Hands-on help to move items i.e. setting up venue with children’s table and chairs
Willing to take taxis to transport equipment
A driver would be a bonus!
We deliver a wide range of work and require the volunteer to give office support including liaising with performers, sending emails, digital filing, internet research, stock-taking and basic data entry but it could also include welcoming visitors, answering calls, arranging training and interviews.
We request volunteers commit to at least 0.5 or 1 day per week for a minimum of three months.
Quick-thinking, friendly and approachable with good interpersonal skills
Good understanding of general IT setups, ideally able to use both Mac and PC
Confident using Microsoft Office – Word and Excel
Typing documents that may contain sensitive information
Collating of digital files
Collation of information
Answering the telephone
Organising post when required and taking to post office/box
All applicants need to undergo a DBS (CRB) check, and a valid driver’s licence would be useful but is not essential.
Have you got a special or unusual skill? Whatever it is, please let us know – we’re sure we can use you!
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READY TO VOLUNTEER?
If you think you can help, we’d be delighted to hear from you – please get in touch.