Workshop Leader volunteer Rock Challenge – Purple Door opportunity

Rock Challenge® and J Rock™, who are based in Portsmouth, are responsible for organising a series of performing arts events which promotes healthy life choices. Schools and colleges from across the UK come together to share an eight-minute dance-drama performance of their own creation.

On the designated show day, the competing schools and colleges in that region assemble for a wonderfully friendly day of interaction, rehearsals and fun. In the evening they perform to an audience of their peers, families and community members, and their performances are judged by a panel of specialists from the performing-arts industry.

LOCATION OF VOLUNTEERING:

Portsmouth Guildhall & Southampton Guildhall

POSITION IS SUITABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING FACULTIES/ AREAS OF JOB INTEREST:

  • Open to students form all faculties and course
  • Those with a particular interest in Education, Childhood Studies, Nutrition, Health, Drama and Performance, Theatre, Sport and Exercise
  • Those wanting to gain experience working with children

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

They are looking for volunteers to put on workshops during our J Rock™ event days for primary/junior schools (7-11years). The workshop format would be completely up to the volunteers and the workshops usually last around 40 minutes with 5/10 minutes gap between workshops.

The J Rock™ schools have expressed a preference for drama themed workshops; it would also be great if there are any ideas for healthier lifestyle themed ones which promote the ethos of the Rock Challenge® and J Rock™ events, or any other suggestions.

J Rock™ would schedule the workshops in advance and could inform of team sizes to allow the volunteer/s to prepare. Schools can involve up to around 100 in their team so would not be dealing with any more than this.

Volunteers can run the workshops independently, in pairs or as a group dependent on how confident the individual feels running the workshop.

TIME COMMITMENT & TRAINING:

Southampton Guildhall

26/27/28 February 2015

  • One or Two workshops (depending on team sizes) the morning roughly between 10:45am -12:45pm
  • One or Two workshops (depending on team sizes) in the afternoon 13:45pm-15:45pm

Portsmouth Guildhall

Saturday 28th March

  • One or Two workshops (depending on team sizes) in the morning roughly between 11:15am-12:45pm
  • One or Two workshops (depending on team sizes) in the afternoon 13:45pm-16:00pm

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-Motivated
  • Calm and understanding
  • Active and encouraging
  • Willingness
  • Good Communication Skills

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply please send an expression of interest email to Sian Gardiner at: sian@rockchallenge.co.uk

For more information from Purple Door contact Jane on: T: 023 9284 2703 E: Jane.Howe@port.ac.uk

Please state the day you would like to volunteer and the subject you would like to do your workshop on. When you apply please state that you are a University of Portsmouth student.

This is advertised by Purple Door until 20 February

 

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