volunteer WITH US!
Do you have a passion for music and want to support good mental health in the community? We are looking for new volunteers to support our programs on an ongoing basis. Currently, we are looking to fill the positions listed below. But, we are also open to proposals if you have a specific set of skills to offer or have a project to propose. Get in touch and tell us a little about yourself, your relevant skills or work experience, and what you can help us with. To apply, send your resume, LinkedIn profile, or sample of your work (portfolio), if relevant.
Volunteer Role 1
SET UP CREW / TRANSPORTATION
We have need of strong, able-bodied individuals to help with transporting equipment and set-up for concerts and events at different locations around the city. Concerts are normally held on weekdays in the afternoons or evenings and would require 1-3 hours of your time. Ideal candidates have a driver’s license, their own vehicle and can lift up to 40lbs.
Volunteer Role 2
photographer / videographer
Help us get more media content for our website, Facebook and YouTube. We are looking for individuals who are skilled in videography or photography, who can record our performances, and get high quality images of our bands and musicians. You don’t have to be a professional, skilled amateurs are welcome. But you must have your own photo/video equipment. Get in touch with us and send us a small sample of your work (portraits, band photos or video).
Volunteer Role 3
Do you have an interest in researching health/mental health topics? We are looking for individuals with an academic background in the hard sciences or social sciences to conduct search of existing research to help us build a resource section for our website. Let us know what your background is and how many hours you can commit to. Ideal candidates will have an upper-level research skill set and are in their 3rd or 4th year of university or are post-graduates.
Volunteer Role 4
propose a project / idea
Do you have a specialized set of skills that might be valuable to us? Or a project idea to propose? We welcome all ideas. Let us know what you have to offer!
Danial Mirsajedin - UVic Community Engaged Learning
“Being a volunteer at Friends of Music has been an eye opening opportunity. There is always something new to do and it never gets dull. I have done things like helping the instructors set up and take down equipment for their classes. I have also helped with administrative duties such as calling participants and filing. I assisted in setting up for concerts which was an amazing experience. I got to meet many people, build wonderful relationships and deepen my knowledge of the nonprofit world.”