Mentor for Community Ukulele Program

Organization Details
Organization Name: Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts Inc
Address: 1B01 515 PORTAGE AVENUE
Winnipeg MB  R3B 2E9
Website: http://www.mcma.ca
Organizational Description: The Conservatory is Manitoba's premier independent institution - dedicated to a higher level of musical learning.

More importantly- we are a musical community. We embrace and nurture the musical spirit of toddlers, beginners, students, dabblers, amateurs, professionals, and even listeners. We help anyone learn and achieve.

You will find yourself welcome here.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Music Equals at the MCMA creates access to music programming for those that would normally not have it. One of our community programs this year is for disadvantaged youth that are in need of arts programming and good adult role models. We are offering a Youth and Mentor Community Ukulele program in partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters Winnipeg.
We are recruiting 10-12 volunteers who are interested in working with youth, learning as a pair and providing support to young students. You will have the opportunity to either learn the basics of ukulele along with a child in a group setting, or refine your foundational skills while acting as a positive role model for them. Instruments are provided or you are welcome to bring your own.
Skills Required: Experience and desire working with youth. Ability to follow instructions in a group setting and interact socially with youth. Previous musical experience an asset, but not necessary as this will be a shared learning experience.
All volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application form with the MCMA, provide proof of full Covid 19 vaccination, and coordinate to complete your background checks for working with vulnerable populations. The background checks can be completed at Big Brothers Big Sisters with the assistance of the staff at no cost to the volunteer.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: You will learn the basic care, tuning and maintenance of the ukulele. By the end of the program you should understand to ready tablature, and foundational music skills such as pitch and rhythm. You will learn the basics of chord formations and strumming with some vocal activities as well. You will also gain experience working with youth in an educational/group learning setting.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
Classes will be held Tuesdays from 5:45pm-6:45pm, January 11-March 15.Commitment to all 10 weeks is important to the success of the program.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: outreach@mcma.ca
Phone: 204-997-7302
Closing Date: Jan 1, 2022
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