Music, Drama and Dance Volunteer

11 June 2024
2 min read.

The image shows a community creative dance session in progress. Two staff members, one wearing blue, are assisting participants with disabilities. One staff member is guiding a person in a wheelchair through dance movements, both smiling with engagement. Another participant dances freely with expressive body movements nearby. The setting is an indoor facility with large windows, appearing to be a space designed for inclusive artistic expression through dance for individuals of all abilities.

Who are Midland Mencap?

Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning disabilities and additional needs.

Volunteering with Midland Mencap is your opportunity to do something really positive, to have a great time, feel good and help us achieve our vision.

Purpose of the role?

People with a learning disability or additional needs are often isolated and excluded from mainstream leisure and social activities. We believe that EVERYONE has the right to have fun and feel safe.

Our organised activity groups give people with additional needs the chance to make friends, enjoy social time together and try out a variety of activities. These fun and friendly groups also help to improve physical health and mental wellbeing.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for our amazing music, drama and dance groups in Weoley Castle. You will be encouraging our citizens to take part and ensure everyone has a great time.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer in a friendly, person-centred team, providing fun activities for people with learning disabilities.

What would I be doing?

• Helping people to take part in various activities, including singing, dancing, creative music sessions and drama.

• Encouraging people to feel part of the group and take part in the activities.

• Helping to set up equipment and tidy away at the end of the session.

• Helping to maintain a safe and welcoming environment.

What do I need?

• An interest in helping people, being approachable and friendly

• Any performance skills or interests would be amazing, but not essential.

• Good communication skills

• Accepting of others who might be different to you

• The ability to work as part of a diverse team

• A willingness to learn and work within guidelines set out by Midland Mencap

• Honesty, integrity and trustworthy

• Good time management skills, reliability

• An enhanced DBS check will be required by all successful applicants.

Where and when do you need me?

• We produce a weekly timetable with activities each day

• Weoley Castle Community Hub, Bottetourt Rd, Birmingham B29 5TE

What’s in it for me?

As one of our valued volunteers, Midland Mencap will offer you:

• The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and their family carers

• Improved health and wellbeing from doing positive activities

• A volunteering preparation session

• An induction and settling in period and any training and development that is needed

• The chance to develop your skills and gain experience

• The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team

• Any out-of-pocket travel expenses

• Lots of appreciation for your amazing contribution

What to do if you’re interested?

Download and complete the Volunteering application form here on our website,

Email the completed application form to volunteering@midlandmencap.org.uk.

For more information or an informal chat, call 0121 442 2944 and speak to someone about how volunteering could work for you.

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