Participation and Communications Volunteer Opportunity for the spring term 2017

An opportunity to gain valuable experience within a leading community dance company working with children, young people and older adults.


At Green Candle Dance Company we believe in providing people new to the field or looking to enhance their skills with opportunities to develop and experience necessary for delivering high quality dance activities in the community.

We are currently looking for two participation and communications volunteers to join our team for the spring term 2017. This is a unique chance for artists to gain practical learning and leadership skills in the community arts. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals who can assist in the delivery of weekly sessions for a variety of groups, and support the office with communications and general administrative support.



These two new roles are suitable for those interested in developing skills working with children and young people, older people and those with dementia. Candidates will assist classes led by the Green Candle team at our home in Bethnal Green as well as a in a variety of settings in the community, including care homes, day centres, nursing homes and schools. We are looking for applications from candidates who have an interest in both community and education settings. Additionally we will be running a dance photography project in spring 2017 and therefore one of the successful applicants will have previous experience in digital photography.

Both candidates will need to be available for two days a week between Tuesday and Friday consistently throughout the spring term, which runs from week commencing 9th January to end of March 2017 (specific dates will be confirmed nearer the time).


The opportunity to assist will offer the successful candidates the chance to experience dance delivery in a variety of contexts. Due to the nature of the environment where our dance sessions take place, we expect the candidates to be open-minded and have a warm friendly persona. Candidates must hold a current enhanced DBS certificate. This is an unpaid position; however, the Company will cover travel expenses within London.




If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your reason for applying to or call 0207 739 7722 for more information.

Application deadline: 12pm Thursday 8th December 2016

Interviews: Thursday 15th December 2016 by invitation only at Oxford House, Bethnal Green.