Current Volunteer Opportunities

Current opportunities :-
  • Events Staff Required - Festival of St Cecilia: A Celebration of Music - Wednesday 21st November
  • Singers Required: Form our Christmas Carols Choir - Three Dates in December
  • Volunteer at a Festival for HMUK - ongoing

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Events Staff Required for our Festival of St Cecilia: A Celebration of Music

 

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 Help Musicians UK's annual event will be returning bigger than ever to St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday 21st November. The Festival of St Cecilia is HMUK's flagship event and it pays homage to the Patron Saint of Music. The event has a rich history and has been run in partnership with HMUK for a staggering 72 years, bringing together the three choirs of St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.

The service will feature an extra special reading from one of Britain's most loved faces, Jane Asher, and an exclusive performance from internationally renowned classical guitarist, Miloš Karadaglić. The morning’s proceedings will also premiere a specially created anthem by the Queens Music Award winner, Thea Musgrave CBE.

The Festival of St Cecilia consist of a 1-hour service of worship and is followed by a VIP reception. To help deliver this event we are in need of event staff for the service and reception.

Event Details:-

Date:- Wednesday 21st November

Time:- 9 am

Service Time:- 11.00– 12.00am

Reception Time:- 12.15 – 3.00pm

Service Location:- St Paul’s Cathedral - EC4M 8AD

Reception London:- Apothecaries Hall - EC4V 6EJ

Role Description:-

The event staff (volunteers) will be required to do the following :-

  • Steward guests in and around the venue (St Paul’s Cathedral) (Apothecaries’ Hall)
  • Usher guests to their correct seating areas
  • Support the Fundraising Team with collecting donations
  • Assist the venues staff with enquires and requests from guests
  • Aid any disabled or elderly guests around the venue(s)
  • Steward guests between the service and reception
  • Support the Fundraising Team with fundraising activity at the VIP reception
  • Act as an ambassador for Help Musicians UK, informed by a sound understanding of the organisations core values. You will be passionate about music and supporting professional musicians.

This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone who wishes to gain experience at a large-scale event or get involved with the charity. In addition, you will have the opportunity to spend the day in the beautiful surroundings of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Apocatheries' Hall.

All volunteers will be fully briefed before and on the day of the event, provided with materials and all expenses will be paid.

If you are interested, please email Lucy on lucy.twaite@helpmusicians.org.uk or call 0207 239 9115

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We need you to form our HMUK Choir !


We are really excited to invite you to be part of our Help Musicians UK Choir for our annual Christmas Carols Event.

It is going to be a brilliant and fun opportunity to meet the team and raise funds and awareness for Help Musicians UK! This year we will be singing a variety of Christmas Carols at Trafalgar Square and Kings Cross Station.

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Rehearsals:

Monday 3rd December  - 5.30 - 6.30 pm *this isn't compulsory however it would be great to have you all there
 
Performances:

Monday 10th December - Performance at Trafalgar Square - 5 - 6 pm. Arrive at offices for 4.00pm for warm up.
Thursday 13th December- Performance at Kings Cross Station - 1 - 2 pm. Arrive at offices for 12 for warm up.
Monday 17th December - Performance at Kings Cross Station - 5 - 6 pm. Arrive at offices for 4.00pm for warm up.

Pianists
As you may know, Kings Cross Station has a piano, so if you would like to accompany us, please get in touch.

Contact Lucy on lucy.twaite@helpmusicians.org.uk if you're interested in joining us by Thursday 29th November.

Thank you !

Are you interested in volunteering for a festival for Help Musicians UK?

 

We are now a charity partner of My Cause UK; you can view our page here.

How it works:

Volunteer with My Cause UK and have a direct impact for a cause you feel passionate about! In exchange for volunteering your time, My Cause we will make a cash donation to Help Musicians UK. The donation doesn't come out of your pocket, or your deposit. It comes from a fee received from the festival you're volunteering at. My Cause arrange this fee with event organisers to provide a team of volunteers for this event.

Next steps :-

To volunteer with My Cause UK, you will pay a deposit that acts as a guarantee against your ticket. The deposit is returned to you once you have completed your shifts.

If you would like to apply, please go to the My Cause website, pick a festival, and choose to donate to Help Musicians UK.

Any questions - contact Lucy on lucy.twaite@helpmusicians.org.uk.

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