Big Noise After School Club Helper

  • VO70679


Our After School Club is currently open to children who go to school in Douglas (Dundee). We need positive and enthusiastic people to help us make it happen.

Volunteers’ main tasks are:

• Befriend the children - the strength of relationships we build with the children is key to our success. We need committed people who love being around children, cope well under pressure and who have a good sense of fun.
• Support the musicians in sessions – volunteers make a huge difference by encouraging children to concentrate and join in. You will be a strong role model to support them to learn..
• Help with set up and tidying away – getting the right instruments and the right chairs in the right place…
• Supervise children on the walk from their school to the club – chat with children and ensure they arrive safely. Be with them during snack time, hearing about their day.

Organisation aims and objectives

Sistema Scotland’s mission is to create permanent social change in some of the most deprived communities in Scotland. We use participation in our Big Noise orchestra programmes to change lives by fostering confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children and young people.










Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week (2.45 – 4.45pm), and we ask you to plan to commit for at least a year if possible, because of the importance of building relationships with the young people.


Must successfully become a member of the PVG scheme The minimum age of 16 is required because of the nature of our befriending of children and young people. However, we will involve younger volunteers in some cases e.g. those on the Duke of Edinburgh
Experience required: The desire to be involved in a programme which is positive, ambitious and worthwhile. Good disposition, heaps of energy, interest in learning something new Passion and belief in the potential of children to amaze us and to achieve incredible things
Travel details: Claypotts Castle Primary School is in Douglas, in the east of Dundee. Reasonable out of pocket expenses for travel will be reimbursed if in accordance with our policy.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: By agreement, at public transport rate. An expenses form must be properly completed before expenses can be reimbursed. Public transport costs reimbursed on production of tickets purchased. Mileage rate is 40p per mile.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Potential volunteers are invited to attend the After School Club. They will be buddied with a senior volunteer or member of staff and will observe delivery and, where appropriate, participate.
Training details: Induction includes: Child Protection, Positive Behaviour, Manual Handling, Health and Safety, Confidentiality Ongoing training: as available, including training days with the Big Noise team Support: Volunteers have a named person and regular support opportunities.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.