Due to the unfolding Covid-19 crisis across the world, Sing Inside has had to suspend volunteering opportunities for the moment. We are sending solidarity and support to prison residents and staff in what is an incredibly challenging time.
In the meantime, we are developing in-cell musical resources to distribute to our partner prisons and have been running remote singing workshops via Zoom. Scroll down to find out more about how to engage with these opportunities.
We will update this page with further detail about when and where you can volunteer as soon as it is safe to resume visits. For now, we hope you stay safe and well and look forward to working with you soon!
We regularly update this page with upcoming opportunities and ways you can get involved.
Scroll down to find out about our newest opportunities, events and ways to engage - and if you have any questions or suggestions, get in touch with Kate, our head of volunteer relations, on .
We collect sign ups for upcoming events using the link in the button underneath the calendar. You can fill in the form as many times as you like, and just select different events. We will then email you joining instructions. Get involved now by heading to the form!
OUR NEXT EVENT:
Remote song learning workshop - 24 June 2021, 5:30pm, via Zoom
We have run several remote learning workshops via Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic, working through the same songs we have been circulating to prisons via our learning resources and local prison radio stations. Thanks to those of you who have taken part! If you'd like to join us for our next workshop, use the link above to register for a session.
As part of creating the resources we send to prisons, we ask volunteers to record themselves singing along to a backing track. We then edit all these voices together, and use this as a backing track on the disc circulated to prisons.
We hope that bringing voices together feels a little more like singing with a choir - why not have a listen to the final version of Lean on Me from one of our CD packs using the button on the right-hand side?
When we are advertising vacancies, you can find available positions below.
We are a small but energetic team of volunteers, working remotely across the country to engage more people in the inspiring experience of group singing.
Our volunteer roles are flexible, fun and a great opportunity to build new skills and make use of your expertise in a charity where your time really does matter. If you have any questions, just contact Kate on and we will be happy to help.
Sing Inside is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion across our teams. We actively encourage involvement from those with lived experience of the criminal justice system. We would also particularly welcome volunteers from those from BAME backgrounds, those from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and those with a disability/impairment.
It is not necessary to have a university degree, or a particular professional background. Whatever path you have taken to end up where you are, if you have the skills, we are interested.
GRANTS AND CORPORATE
Sing Inside is at a point of expansion where we need larger and more sustainable sources of funding to ensure our work can continue.
We are looking for a fundraising officer to seek out these potential sources of funding: this will include mapping grant funders and creating a bid writing schedule, approaching volunteers and other stakeholders, and seeking unrestricted grant funding to advance Sing Inside's infrastructure.
We're looking for someone who is/has:
Experience writing funding bids, seeking out appropriate grants or general fundraising would be preferred but not essential
Experience planning projects and monitoring progress against agreed goals
Excellent teamwork and communication skills
Good written language, and the ability to communicate effectively on a funding bid
Passionate about Sing Inside’s mission and values, and determined to help us achieve more sustainable funding
How to apply
If you feel you have the experience and commitment to support Sing Inside as a project officer, we would love to hear from you.
To apply, please click the button below. If you have any questions, just get in touch with Kate, our head of volunteer relations, on .