Our volunteers make a very valuable contribution to our work and we are always looking for more people to support us by volunteering their skills and time.

There are a number of ways in which you can support us by volunteering, such as assisting our Music Leaders in delivering workshops, marketing and promoting our services, helping out at events or supporting the running of our creative spaces.

If you think you may be able to volunteer some time to SoCo, please get in touch with details about which area/s interest you and any relevant experience. We currently have vacancies for a Volunteer Practitioner. You can find out more on the role description below:


Volunteer Practitioner Job Advert


SoCo Music Project are looking for a Volunteer Practitioner to support our busy team of Music Leaders in delivering high quality music workshops for a diverse range of service users.

At SoCo, we provide engaging and inspirational music activities for people of all ages and have developed programmes that engage with a wide range of groups across Hampshire, including young people in challenging circumstances and vulnerable adults. We are funded to develop activities in areas where music provision is sparse, and we support Music Leaders to develop their practice across the region.


Role Description

We are looking for a committed and passionate person to assist our Music Leaders with creative music workshops in Southampton and surrounding areas. Workshop settings can range from one-on-one tuition to large group work, from structured programmes to drop in activity. Candidates should be confident in dealing with people of all abilities as our service users have a range of needs and can sometimes be challenging.

Successful candidates will be supported and mentored by our experienced music leaders, and training will be provided. A range of music skills is desirable, as is experience of involvement in music workshop environments and/or healthcare/support settings.

Workshop days/times/regularity can vary greatly with each project; however, we would ideally be looking for individuals that can commit to a minimum of 3 hours volunteering per week.


Main Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of music workshops for a range of different groups.
  • Data collection e.g. conducting interviews, taking photos



  • Experience of music workshop environments is desirable
  • An understanding of healthcare/support settings is desirable
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and skills in a range of instruments/music/software is desirable.
  • Flexibility and adaptability


Person Specification

  • Good team player.
  • Reliable, patient and conscientious.
  • Have a passion for music.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work with people with a range of needs (i.e. learning difficulties, physical disabilities etc.)

We are an inclusive organisation and as such welcome applications from all suitably qualified/experienced persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply for, or for more information about this post, please send a covering letter and CV to mark@socomusicproject.org.uk or for more information about SoCo, please visit www.socomusicproject.org.uk