During the Covid-19 crisis across the world, Sing Inside had to suspend volunteering opportunities. IN September 2021, we were able to visit HMP Woodhill for a day-long workshop but we know not every prison will be in this position. We are sending solidarity and support to prison residents and staff in what is an incredibly challenging time and hope to slowly return to all our partner prisons in the coming months.
In the meantime, we are continuing to develop 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 are currently recruiting for a head of communications; scroll down to find out more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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 email@example.com 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.
Head of communications
We are seeking an ambitious and committed head of communications to join our executive team! This role is an exciting opportunity to shape how we engage with volunteers, people in prison, prison partners and across the charity and criminal justice sectors. Find our more by downloading the full job pack below.
The ideal candidate would also be able to strategise a communications approach across all of Sing Inside’s outputs and design this in close partnership with other members of the teams, co-ordinating all communications using clear agreed language and principles of communication, as well as making innovative use of digital and making full use of the opportunity to oversee seeking a consultant to make changes to our website. We would particularly like this individual to take a committed approach to communicating Sing Inside’s work around anti-racism, working with a variety of stakeholders to share our message but also learn from others, discuss progress and learning points, and consult with others in our network. Other areas of communication include volunteer engagement and recruitment, donor engagement, promoting our services to new prison partners, and external policy and campaigns.
This is a voluntary role, as are all roles on Sing Inside's executive team currently. We are an adaptable and flexible team, but we expect the candidate would commit between 3 and 5 hours per week to the role (depending on communication priorities at different times). However, if you would be interested in the role but due to capacity constraints may struggle to commit to the full range of responsibilities, please still get in touch; we are happy to explore job sharing and more flexibility.
How to apply
If you feel you have the experience and commitment to lead Sing Inside's communications and transform the way we talk about our work, we want to hear from you!
To apply, please click the button below. If you have any questions, just get in touch with Maisie, our CEO, on firstname.lastname@example.org. You should also submit your application, whether written or recorded, to Maisie via email. Download the job pack today!
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?