CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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. In the meantime, we hope you stay safe and well.

WHAT'S ON?

We'll keep this page updated with upcoming opportunities and ways you can get involved.

Use the menus below to navigate to 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 kate@singinside.org. 

REMOTE WORKSHOPS

 

We have run two 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.

 

In our latest round of resources, we asked volunteers to record themselves singing along to a backing track. We then edited their voices together, and used this learning track on the disc circulated to prisons. We hope that bringing voices together feels a little more like singing with a choir - download the final edited track using the button on the right-hand side.

 

We'll update this webpage with our next remote workshop when planned, so stay tuned for updates!

Lean on MeBill Withers, performed by Sing Inside volunteers
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PROJECT OFFICER VACANCIES

 

Our volunteers have told us they'd like to share their skills and experience by supporting us not just as visit volunteers, but through practical tasks too. We will advertise current opportunities to get involved and share your skills here.

 

We are excited to be recruiting two communications officers and one fundraising officer , to support on our grants and corporate side. These are exciting, voluntary roles through which you can support Sing Inside's day to day activities, ensuring we have the support and resource we need to carry out our life-changing workshops.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for individuals to join our team in one of the below positions. You'll be managed by a member of our Executive Committee, and we keep in touch over Slack. You can apply using the button below.

 

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 low 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.

Communications officer:

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Sing Inside frequently uses social media and our website to engage with current and potential volunteers and supporters. We are looking for someone who can take responsibility for this output and coordinate it into a regular and effective communications plan.

 

You will be responsible for liaising with the Executive and Local Committees to organise regular tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts, sourcing and scheduling blog posts, and designing more impactful communications plans in the build up to events or fundraising drives. This role will work closely with the other Communications Officer, to ensure that there is a consistent message being sent out and that there is no overlap in work.

We're looking for someone who is/has:

  • Experience in social media, volunteer engagement or organising communications would be preferred but not essential

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, in order to work flexibly with the other Communications Officer as well as with the Executive and Local Committees

  • Experience working independently

  • Experience with, or happy to learn to use, Canva

  • Good written language, and the ability to write appropriately for the context (eg. different language for Twitter compared to volunteer newsletters)

  • Passionate about Sing Inside’s mission and values, and determined to help us communicate that to current and potential supporters

Communications officer:

VOLUNTEERS AND FUNDRAISING

Sing Inside sends out long-form communication, predominantly to current volunteers and supporters, which is an important part of how our community stays engaged.

 

We are looking for someone to be responsible for overseeing this part of our communications: managing newsletters and emails to volunteers about visit opportunities, fundraising programmes and more; organising monthly reports on social media reach and usage; and working with the Executive Committee to write and implement a wider communications strategy in line with Sing Inside's values. This role will work closely with the other Communications Officer, to ensure that there is a consistent message being sent out and that there is no overlap in work.

We're looking for someone who is/has:

  • Experience in social media, volunteer engagement or organising communications would be preferred but not essential

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, in order to work flexibly with the other Communications Officer as well as with the Executive and Local Committees

  • Experience working independently

  • Experience with, or happy to learn to use, Canva

  • Good written language, and the ability to write appropriately for the context (eg. different language for Twitter compared to volunteer newsletters)

  • Passionate about Sing Inside’s mission and values, and determined to help us communicate that to current and potential supporters

Fundraising officer:

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

  • Independent worker

  • 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 kate@singinside.org.

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