Shapeshifter Productions is a friendly performing arts charity based in East London, looking for passionate, experienced and committed volunteers who believe in the objectives and work of the company and wish to share their skills and knowledge.
Shapeshifter Productions is a performing arts charity looking for passionate, experienced and committed volunteers who would like to support our objectives, which is to actively engage communities in group, musical activities that enhance confidence and self-esteem while reducing isolation.
Our participatory singing project The Smiling Sessions, is delivered into care homes and sheltered housing in deprived areas. The repertoire has also been made into some 50 video songs available on a web/app.
We are looking for volunteers with one, two or all four skillsets:
a) to help with data inputing all the monitoring and feedback we collect at the end of a singing project
b) with PR and marketing skills, to help us promote and connect with organisations and media to raise awareness and support for The Smiling Sessions project and App, which works as a digital jukebox.
c) with social media experience to raise our profile and promote public awareness of our work
d) with website design/maintenance knowledge
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you! You will of course require a computer or laptop to work remotely with us from your home.
Shapeshifter Productions has grown exponentially since 2007 alongside the contribution of a team of project based volunteers in their support of web development, social media and events promotion. The assistance they provided to the Artistic Director led to the organisation’s ability to achieve projects funding and the charity’s development.
The Smiling Sessions has grown from a one-off project to 12 years of building partnerships across London and now the South East with social housing providers and older people's day clubs (including Waltham Forest Housing, Notting Hill Genesis Housing, Sanctuary Care, Peabody, Brighton & Hove Seniors Housing), providing opportunities for elderly, isolated people to participate in singing, socialise and become more active. The demand is forever growing and Shapeshifter Productions requires volunteers’ support to maintain this level of activity and to extend it at a time when our work has received recognition and support from partners, funders and the local community.
We are also developing a new environmental project: Gaia & The Globe.
To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Violaine Bailleul (General Manager).