An After-School Music Program
Nutrition for the Mind and Soul
You don't have to be a musician; we need people to operate the program as well as teach. We rely on you to help us make a difference in your community. Continue reading to learn about the positions available. If you can help or want to learn more please contact us.
The Program Administrator, Teacher, and Teacher Assistant positions require 1-2 hours per week at a class location site; the others can be done mostly via telephone and e-mail. The Teacher and Teacher Assistant positions are the only ones that require you know how to play guitar.
- Program Administrator – We need adults to be responsible for an eight week class session. This means making sure the facility is ready; the teacher, assistants, and students are there and have everything they need; handling any class specific problems that may arise; and coordinating/ communicating changes. A parent who volunteers is welcome to have their child participate in the lessons.
- Teacher – We need adults reasonably proficient in guitar playing to teach classes. You do not need to be a professional because our lessons are for true beginners. You may teach at one of our current locations or at a new location near your home. If your schedule does not accommodate weekly classes perhaps you could make yourself available to host an occasional jam session for the kids, provide extra help to students who need it, or be a substitute on occasions when we need one
- Teacher Assistant – We need two or three assistants to help the teacher during each class. Assistants do not have to be accomplished guitarists but must know enough about playing to help individual students perform the lesson as taught by the teacher. High school and college student are welcome; the time volunteered counts as community service for those who may need the hours.
- Fundraising - We have t-shirts to sell, guitars to raffle off, and bands that will play benefit concerts for us. We are also members of the United Way, CFC and World Bank Campaigns. We need adults to take the lead on these activities as well as to expand into other fundraising activities that will sustain us over the long haul. We also need people to help with grant applications.
- Business Liaison – We need adults to contact local businesses and clubs (Rotary, Lions, etc.) to find sponsors for a class location and in-kind support for our administrative needs; for example, storage facilities, accounting services, software support, etc.
- Recruiting – We need adults to help us recruit and enlist volunteers. This includes posting our needs on volunteer websites, contacting the music departments of local high schools and colleges, and participating in volunteer recruitment fairs.
- Database Development - We need software expertise to design and set up a relational database to include methods for data entry, query and reports. We have two data categories to be stored; volunteer & client information and program performance data.
Be part of the solution; Contact us to start making a difference in your community.