Big Noise Volunteer Assistants

  • VO70052


We believe every child and young person deserves the same opportunity to succeed and so we provide free, immersive, instrumental music tuition to pupils and pre-school children. This leads to an enhanced ability to learn in school, improvements in emotional wellbeing, confidence and esteem, as well as the acquisition of a range of social and life skills. To achieve this, volunteers are vital for our Big Noise Centre in Torry.
You can become a positive role model in their lives and someone they look forward to spending time with. Our volunteers help with everything including getting snacks ready, set-up and pack up, and helping the children and young people to play their instruments. We particularly need volunteers to collect children from school in our walking lines. You will benefit from this by receiving training, developing skills in communication and gaining experience of working with children and young people.
A fantastic opportunity to help with a major charity in Aberdeen. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Kirsty Jackson at E Mail: or Tel: 01224 974707.

Organisation aims and objectives

Sistema Scotland is a charity set out to transform lives with music. Big Noise is an orchestra programme that aims to use music making to foster confidence, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children taking part – and across their wider community. It is based on the methods of Venezuela’s “El Sistema” movement and is run by the charity Sistema Scotland. Big Noise Torry works with children to help them transform their lives through music. We run after-school and holiday clubs for children in Torry. The magic happens at our Big Noise centres.


Experience required: Desire to be part of a positive, ambitious and worthwhile programme.
Travel details: Torry Academy, Tullos Circle, Aberdeen, AB11 8HD Regular bus service, nos. 12 and 59.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursed when claim is made with all claims needing to be submitted within three months of incurring the expense.
Training details: Regular support meetings/child protection training/positive behaviour training/manual handling training/offered one to one with Operations Manager to discuss specific issues/weekly email update.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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