Volunteers’ Week 2023 – Q&A with Ade

Case Study

The 1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week! The Aloud Charity relies on our team of committed Community Leaders who support the delivery of our choirs across Wales. 

Read about our Community Leader Ade Evans’s experience of volunteering with Aloud: 

Why I Volunteer for Aloud

I have a passion for music, theatre and the arts in general so working with Aloud, getting young people involved to develop a variety of life skills whilst carrying on the tradition of choral singing can only be a brilliant thing!  

Aloud provides numerous opportunities, which members may never get to experience, within an environment where they feel part of a great team often referred to as their ‘Aloud family’ which they are always immensely proud of.”

What being a Volunteer involves

Being a volunteer involves supporting choir members in a fully inclusive way at weekly and national rehearsals, on buses travelling to and from rehearsals/events and at the many performances they participate in.

In the main, a volunteer with Aloud is very much a pastoral care role. As part of a great wider team, it is important to be a positive role model being welcoming and approachable. Listening to and connecting with the members to gain their trust and provide them with an enjoyable experience within a safe, comfortable environment is an essential part of the volunteer role.”

Is being a Volunteer rewarding?

“Volunteering is definitely rewarding for a variety of reasons. Over the years I have seen a number of young people build their confidence in many areas, not just in music or performing, and it’s always a pleasure knowing we have played a small part in their development/success.

The incredible opportunities and experiences offered are endless. The important life-skills achieved as part of such an organisation are immeasurable and long may it continue. Young people get enough bad press for a variety of reasons but organisations such as this do great things providing life changing experiences.”

If you’d like to volunteer with Aloud find out how you can get involved here.

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