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ways to get involved
BECOME A MEMBER
Music is a great way to support good mental health. Sign up today and get unlimited access to all of our music programs.
Help our organization thrive by volunteering your time and skills. Take a look at our volunteer roles and see if there is a fit for you.
JOIN OUR BOARD
Are you passionate about music and supporting good mental health in the community? Consider joining our volunteer board to help us reach our goals and continue to deliver top-notch programs.
Want to work for a fun charitable organization that supports mental health in the community? Check out our careers page to find out if we are hiring.
What we do
We offer musical opportunities for persons recovering from mental illness.
— WE play music
We offer a diverse array of programs that cater to musicians and performers of all skill levels: music lessons for beginners and beyond, drop-in and performance groups including both open-ended and structured ensembles.
— WE PROMOTE RECOVERY
Making music is a powerful means of relating to others and supporting good mental health. We actively promote music as a vehicle for connection and recovery. Our programs are an essential part of our member’s recovery plans.
— WE REDUCE BARRIERS
We actively seek to remove financial barriers to accessing supportive mental health programs. Our supporters make it possible to offer music programs at no charge, with some loaner instruments available. Low-cost annual memberships are optional.
— WE BUILD CONFIDENCE
Our focus is on people’s abilities, building a sense of purpose, confidence and self-esteem. Our services are delivered in a manner that promotes hope and optimism, recognizes the worth of each participant, and provides the highest possible quality of life.
— WE foster COMMUNITY
We co-create a safe, supportive, fun and welcoming space for newcomers, existing members and volunteers alike to learn, connect and enjoy making music together! Everyone has a place here and participants do not need a referral.
— WE CREATE EMPLOYMENT
We undertake initiatives that facilitate employment and recreation opportunities for persons living with mental illnesses. These initiatives help to improve financial wellbeing through meaningful work and assist those facing barriers to employment.
“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.”