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.

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 games/warmups/exercises
  • 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

12/10/2017 - 24/11/2017
Contact Name: 
Sasha Leacock
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