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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Occupational Therapy Singing Group Music Volunteer

During weekly Positive Notes Singing Groups (Mondays) the volunteer will accompany Occupational Therapy staff on a musical instrument, a piano/keyboard is provided in the rehearsal room but guitar may also be possible. The Volunteer will lead vocal warm ups and also some of the singing.

This may suit a music student, retired teacher or someone with experience of working with choirs or musicals. The Volunteer must be able to read sheet music, adjust keys of songs to suit vocal range, adjust timing to suit the singers and play to a good level. As you will be working with vulnerable adults you will need to be friendly and understanding as the group has of a wide range of additional needs and varying levels of ability.

Client Group: Adults with Learning Disabilities

Core Duties Include:
· Assisting the OT/OTA to deliver the session’s planned programme of activities, vocal games, vocal warm ups, playing songs, teaching new songs.
· Managing your own sheet music.
· Contributing ideas for vocal warm ups and song suggestions.
· Asking the OT/OTA to deal with any client concerns during the session or direct clients to OT staff.
· Complying with NHS Tayside Policy relating to all aspects of volunteering.
· Wearing ID badge at all times whilst in the session.

Additional Duties may include:

· Teaching/demonstrating to clients how to play ukuleles, xylophones, chime bars.
· Accompanying singers at a show twice a year.

Experience required

The people most suited will generally be reliable, responsible, friendly, flexible and approachable. They will be willing to work with OT staff but also use their own initiative to contribute ideas for sessions. They will also be aware of the boundaries of the role and will be willing to refer onwards to appropriate staff member.

Travel expenses

Travel expenses reimbursed.


Volunteers (aged 12-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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