Festival mentor

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Having taken part in the festival yourself, you now feel sufficiently confident to persuade others to do so too. Mentoring can include actually coaching them in preparation for their performance or encouraging them in their practice, perhaps on the back of that other young person having lessons from a professional tutor. All we would ask is that you keep a log of the number of hours spent in doing so. Other people have undertaken coaching others as part of a Boys Brigade badge, then encouraging them to perform at the festival.

Organisation aims and objectives

Perform in Perth is an annual festival of music, speech and dance. Each year around 2,800 performers take part in the two-week festival which runs in March. There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators. In 2019, we introduced a series of Gaelic competitions and Baton Twirling competitions, as well as expanding the piping and pipe band drumming solos. In order to organise and run the festival, we use many volunteers.


This volunteering opportunity is aimed at this age group so that the hours they contribute can qualify for a Saltire Award.The other restriction is that the volunteer must have taken part in the festival themselves as a soloist or as part of a larger group
Minimum age: 12
Maximum age: 25


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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.