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Music Volunteer

Volunteer role title:

Music volunteer for Well-being cafe

Aims of Volunteer role:

On Monday lunchtimes, Pathways runs a Well-Being Cafe which aims to engage harder to reach clients by providing a healthy meal and an activity that aims to improve their mental well-being.

During conversations with clients at Pathways, it has become apparent that some of them are able to play the guitar. We then put a request out on social media asking for donations of musical instruments which we have received. We are now looking for a volunteer to come in around once a month to run a music group for the clients.

Required tasks:

  • Lead a music session for clients that attend the Well-being Cafe

Skills, abilities and experience needed:

  • Musical ability

  • Good communication

  • Friendly and approachable.

  • Organised

  • Reliable

  • Willingness to lead a group session with staff support

Date and time of sessions where volunteers are required:

Monday lunchtimes 12 – 2pm. (Around once a month)

Amount of volunteers wanted?


Place of volunteer duty:

Pathways office on Saltergate.

Does the volunteer require DBS check:


Travel – Does the volunteer require their own transport:

Volunteers must be able to get to the Pathways office only.

Who will manage the volunteer:

Matilda Towndrow

Does the volunteer have to attend any essential training:

Initial Boundaries and Confidentiality training which must be completed prior to volunteering.

On going training will be provided through training days and group supervision session.

Benefits offered/ How will volunteers contribution be recognised and appreciation be shown:

  • Out of pocket expenses can be reimbursed.

  • Recognition may be shown to volunteers on our website, in media publications and through ‘Volunteer Week’ celebration events.

  • Volunteers leaving pathways who have made a regular commitment to it are entitled to request a reference and/or other statement of their achievements up to one year after leaving.

How many/which type of references are required:

Volunteers will be required to provide 2 character references that are not from family members.


If you have any questions at all regarding the nature of the project, Pathways or any practical questions, please do not hesitate to contact Matilda, the Activities and Volunteers Coordinator at matilda.pathways@gmail.com or 01246 498204.

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