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Would you like to volunteer for Community Music Victoria?

We have a number of volunteer positions currently available, with details here

Volunteers working in the office

CMVic is a truly volunteer driven organisation with around 50 fabulous volunteers working from our office in Melbourne’s vibrant Flinders Lane and also around the state from home.

Volunteers are given full training and support from our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Deb Carveth, and from Administration Co-ordinator, John Howard.

 

 

“It was fantastic to be part of such a fun, creative and enthusiastic team. The most rewarding part was sharing music making opportunities with keen members of the public. I've since gone on to work for the Australian Public Service in an overseas posting and am grateful for the useful skills I developed at CMVic.”

Michael: Music Making Opportunities advisor  

CMVic volunteers help to support and strengthen some key aspects of Victorian community music-making.

Ways you can become involved:

  • Administrative roles including reception, email downloading, finance, database, clerical etc.
  • Giving advice and support to people who lead or want to lead singing and music-making.
  • Writing for our newsletters.
  • Design and layout of newsletters.
  • Event organisation and support.
  • Governance and Strategic Planning (members of our Board of Management).
  • Leading singing or music making at our fundraising and other events.
  • Writing funding applications.
  • Evaluation: conducting surveys, writing reports.
  • Publicity/media.
  • Research.
  • Team leader roles.

“What I like about working at CMVic: Contributing to an organisation that has at its heart the objective to actively encourage and support people to feel free to make music together in community settings, and to have fun in this. I like being part of a group of dedicated people who work at creating more of this joy, music and connectedness in the world.”

Carolyn: Volunteer and Metro Events Co-ordinator 

What the experience can offer you:

  • Free CMVic membership.
  • Valuable experience in a not for profit organisation.
  • Free participation in music leader skills workshops.
  • Social events & plenty of music making opportunities.
  • Enhanced employability.
  • Employment references.
  • New skills.
  • Increase your confidence and self esteem.
  • The satisfaction of being part of a team working to make music making available to all Victorians.    

Feedback from past volunteers

“I am enjoying working as volunteer bookkeeper at CMVic. It gives me the oportunity to learn Australian work place culture and gives me some satisfaction working with the team”

Nirupa: Accounts support 

 

"It’s great experience volunteering at CMVic. I love working with the people. One of the few places where you can break out and sing while you work.  Not only am I able to volunteer at a great organisation such as CMVic but I have learnt a lot from them as well"

Sarah: Admin Support Volunteer 

 

“What I like about working at CMVic: Contributing to an organisation that has at its heart the objective to actively encourage and support people to feel free to make music together in community settings, and to have fun in this. I like being part of a group of dedicated people who work at creating more of this joy, music and connectedness in the world.”

Carolyn: Volunteer and Metro Events Co-ordinator 

 

“CMVic has given me a unique volunteering experience in a music community, and a chance to find out more (and maybe get more involved) with music rather than just listening to songs. CMVic has lots of friendly people. I learn new things every time I volunteer and there is always someone who will help if I have questions. The office atmosphere is very cheery which always puts a smile on my face even on a very cloudy day!”

Laura: Admin support Volunteer 

 

To find out more contact us