Ever since I started considering leaving my full-time role as Regional Manager at youth social action charity Envision to move fully into the world of music, one of my ambitions has been to set up a charity working with refugees and asylum seekers, and using singing as a way of bringing people together to combat loneliness and isolation and promote wellbeing. Last year that ambition began to gather momentum, and Voices Welcome finally emerged into the world. Or at least, secured itself a registered charity number (1173490) and some initial trustees and supporters.
So far we have been working hard on the behind the scenes work. We have a constitution and policies and a business plan, a logo and branding. We have website in development and a fundraising plan in progress. We’ve made some good connections in Southwark and run 2 highly successful pilot sessions with Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers.
Now we want to grow our existing team of trustees. We’re currently recruiting for 1-2 additional trustees to join us and help get this exciting project off the ground. We are looking for people who are proactive, reliable and enthusiastic and ready to get stuck in. If you’ve got experience of fundraising (especially bid writing), finance, trustee experience, or experience of being a refugee, that’s a bonus.
If you think this might be you, do get in touch. Or if you think you know someone who would be a good fit, please forward on.
The deadline for applications is Monday 5th March.