New opportunities – 2 Volunteer Dance Assistants needed for the Spring term 2018/19

We are looking for two Volunteer Dance Assistants to join our team for the Spring term 2018.          

An opportunity has arisen for  two individuals to gain valuable experience within a leading community dance company. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated people who can assist in the delivery of our weekly ‘Remember to Dance’ sessions at Oxford House in Bethnal Green – a dance and live music programme specifically for people with early-mid stage dementia and their carers or companions.  Find out more about Remember to Dance.

These roles are suitable for those interested in developing skills working with people with dementia and are a unique chance for artists to gain practical learning and leadership skills in the community arts.

At Green Candle we believe in providing professional development opportunities and experiences for dance artists new to the field, or looking to enhance their knowledge.

The volunteers will need to be available on Fridays from 9.30am-12.30pm consistently throughout the Spring term, which runs from Friday 18th January 2019 to Friday 5th April

Due to the nature of the environment where our dance sessions take place, we expect our volunteers to be open-minded and have a warm, friendly persona. Because the successful applicants will be working with vulnerable adults, they must hold a current enhanced DBS certificate. This is an unpaid position; however, we will cover travel expenses within London.

If you are interested in applying to become one of our volunteers, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your reason for applying to or call 0207 739 7722 for more information.  Please state ‘Volunteer Assistant – Remember to Dance’ as the subject of your email.

Application deadline: 12 noon Friday 21st December 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 8th January 2019 by invitation only at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6HG.

Start date:  Friday 18th January 2019

We are also looking for a new Participation and Communications volunteer for the spring term 2019. Find out more and apply

Watch a video below from two of our previous volunteers to find out what it’s like volunteering with us: