volunteer WITH US!

current volunteer roles

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.  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 with us at info@friendsofmusic.ca and tell us a little about yourself, your relevant skills or work experience, and what you can help us with.  Feel free to also include your resume, LinkedIn profile, or sample of your work (portfolio), if relevant.

Volunteer Role 1

Volunteer promoter

Help us get the word out about FOM Music Society! Volunteer promoters will help distributer posters, flyers, handbills and brochures to various target sites in the community: university and college campuses, community posting boards, community centers, healthcare buildings etc…  Promoters can also help approach key interest groups, to let them know more about what we offer and help us build relationships in the community by word of mouth.

Volunteer Role 2


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 3

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, but we prefer intermediate level and up. You know your way around the semi-automatic and manual settings on your camera, and have a good grasp of digital photography or videography.  You must have your own photo/video equipment: a tripod and DSLR or Mirrorless system, with good low-light performance, and high ISO shooting capacity would be ideal.  Get in touch with us and send us a small sample of your work (portraits, band photos, video samples, Flickr or Instagram accounts).  Signing a Volunteer Photographer photo lisencing agreement is a requirement.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience shooting live bands whilst serving a good cause.  

Volunteer Role 4


Do you have an interest in researching health/mental health topics? We are looking for individuals with an academic background (in the hard sciences, social sciences, social work, counselling, or mental health and addictions) to conduct a 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-graduate.

Volunteer Role 5

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!  

Volunteer Role 4

group representative on the membership committee

We’re looking develop a Membership Committee.  We need representatives from each FOM music group to volunteer on this committee.

Prerequisites to this volunteer role: current FOM membership and actively participating in one (or more) of our music groups.  They must be elected by the group they represent.

volunteer spotlight

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.”