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Flamingo Chicks
Flamingo Chicks creates an inclusive community giving disabled children and those with illnesses such as cancer the opportunity to enjoy ballet alongside friends. We are passionate about providing an inclusive, fun and rich dance experience for children, by translating a version of ballet that is accessible to all, regardless of ability. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed Dance Volunteers…
Description

Flamingo Chicks creates an inclusive community giving disabled children and those with illnesses such as cancer the opportunity to enjoy ballet alongside friends. We are passionate about providing an inclusive, fun and rich dance experience for children, by translating a version of ballet that is accessible to all, regardless of ability. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed Dance Volunteers to assist children during their dance classes to ensure that all children can experience the physical and wellbeing benefits of movement and dance. No previous dance experience is required.

Duties

• Providing assistance to children to enable them to explore movement and dance Warmly greeting children (and possibly their parents/carers) Establishing a good relationship with the children (and possibly their parents/carers) Encouraging children to participate in the dance classes Helping to set up and clear away the session Supporting the Dance Teacher For online volunteering only: helping to set up the session and overseeing the IT aspects of the class on zoom

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Flamingo Chicks Dance Teacher
Flamingo Chicks Children
Learning Support Assistants at school and special needs settings
Parents/Carers
Training
No qualifications are required and volunteers do not need previous dance experience.
An on-line training course is essential for all volunteers and a certificate of completion is provided. Thereafter ongoing volunteer briefings and mailings.

Time commitment

Volunteers are expected to commit to a term of volunteering so children can build rapport with the volunteers and Flamingo Chicks' Teachers have the necessary volunteer support.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.