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The Choir with No Name

The Choir with No Name (CWNN) runs choirs for people who have experienced homelessness and marginalisation. Our mission is to enable as many homeless and marginalised people as possible to beat loneliness and build their confidence and skills through singing. We support members to make friends, learn new life skills, improve their mental health, confidence and wellbeing, and get back on their feet. Whether they have been homeless, have a mental health problem or are otherwise struggling, we give them a safe, positive and supportive environment in which to sing away their worries, have fun and flourish as individuals. We run weekly rehearsals followed by a free hot meal, 48 weeks of the year and currently have choirs in London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Brighton.

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Central London has the highest number of rough sleepers in the UK, so our choir community for homeless people in the city is needed now more than ever. We offer a safe place where members can make friends, grow in confidence and get their lives back on track.

We’re looking for inspirational, creative, energetic individuals to join first ever CWNN London Events Team, with the aim of hosting public gigs and fundraising events to raise awareness of the work we do, as well as raising money to support the London choir along the way!

Role Aim: 

The CWNN Events Team Members will be involved in a whole host of things, but the main aspect of the role is to work with the Team Leader as part of a creative and energetic team of volunteers, organising public events throughout the year, with the ultimate aim of raising money to support our London choir for homeless people. As a choir, music is obviously our ‘thing’ so a simple starting point would be to organise events that involve music and singing of some kind. A battle of the bands or X-factor style talent show, a karaoke marathon, a choral flash mob, even sing-a-grams around campus! The possibilities are endless, and fun! Add some charity bucket shaking and some ticket sales in there and bobs your uncle – you’ve got yourself an amazing, fundraising CWNN London events team!

Duties: 

- Working as part of a dynamic and creative events team to plan, facilitate and promote CWNN London fundraising events

- Attend regular events team meet-ups with the Events Team Leader, and engage with group communications

- Utilise suitable skills to ensure CWNN events go according to plan, as well as offer ideas for events and ways to promote CWNN London in the local community.

Skills needed: 

- Honesty and reliability

- An ability to be a team player

- Enthusiasm, resourcefulness and great ideas!

- A good knowledge of London & some experience of hosting events a bonus (but not a pre-requisite!)

- A passion for supporting people affected by homelessness

- Understanding of the mission and goals of The Choir with No Name

- Access to the internet/email/social media

Specific key skills needed within the events team are:

• Marketing and promotion

• Financial planning/budgeting

• Public speaking

• Event logistics

• Creative thinking

• IT skills & social media

• Networking skills

Training: 

Events and Fundraising Best Practice overview

Location: 
Home/remote working
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
Depends on the group’s activities, and entirely up to the volunteer!
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Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here