Creative communities, Dance for Wellbeing - 4 volunteers wanted
Posted for Wriggle Dance Theatre
Wriggle Dance Theatre are looking for 4 volunteers to assist in the delivery of a dance and movement project for Early Years and families in South Northamptonshire running between Nov 2019 – March 2020.
Funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, ‘Creative communities, Dance for Wellbeing’ is a health and wellbeing project aimed at families with pre-school children living in South Northamptonshire who find it difficult to access high quality arts activities locally and experience a sense of isolation due to the rural disadvantages of the district.
The project will consist of 4 performances, a professional development training day and weekly sessions that will run for 10 weeks in 4 South Northamptonshire Libraries; Towcester, Brackley, Deanshanger (in the village hall), and Middleton Cheney, culminating in a sharing on the 11th week.
Families will have had the chance to watch a professional performance in the libraries from Wriggle Dance Theatre called ‘Out of This World’ based on a journey into space. Weekly sessions in each library will consist of a programme of activities aimed at improving participants physical and mental health, through dance and creative movement using this theme of ‘Outer Space’ with the sharing providing an opportunity to bring the 4 groups together for their own performance opportunity.
The volunteers will shadow and support the session leaders in the delivery of the project, with opportunities to input into the planning process and assist in the sharing.
Other duties may include helping with collecting monitoring information and taking video/photos of the project. They will also support the company at the 4 performances, assisting with setting up, liaising with library staff and helping to elicit feedback and evaluation from audience members.
Volunteers will also be invited to attend a professional development training day aimed at early years practitioners / dance artists who would like to gain practical skills and ideas in delivering creative dance and movement for families.
- Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
- Age restrictions
DBS check required
Wriggle to complete
- Equal Opportunities Policy
We can offer a fee of £15 per session to cover expenses incurred. Total for project: £225
- Health and Safety Policy
CPD Day as part of project
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When do I need to be available?
KEY DATES / VENUES You will need to be available to assist for all the dates in at least 1 of the libraries listed below, including set-up / clearing up time before and after the sessions. You will also need to be available for the 4 performances and the professional development day.
Professional development day – Towcester Library 10am to 1pm Thursday 28th November 2019 Performance dates (Volunteers would need to be available 1hour 30 mins before performance times and for 1 hour after)
Mon 2nd Dec 10am- 10.45am Towcester Library
Mon 2nd Dec 1.45pm- 2.30pm Deanshanger Memorial Hall
Tues 3rd Dec 10am- 10.45am Brackley Library
Tues 3rd Dec 11.30 - 12.15 Brackley Library
Weekly sessions Towcester Library – Mondays 10.45am – 11.30am 6th Jan, 13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 3rd Feb, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar, 16th Mar
Deanshanger Memorial Hall – Mondays 1.45pm – 2.30pm 6th Jan, 13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 3rd Feb, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar, 16th Mar
Brackley Library – Mondays 10am – 10.45am 6th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 3rd Feb, 10th Feb, 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar, 16th Mar
Middleton Cheney Library- Mondays 1.45pm – 2.30pm 6th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 3rd Feb, 10th Feb, 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar, 16th Mar
Project Sharing – Monday 23rd March – The Council Chamber at The Forum, Time TBC (morning)
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