Youth Board Members position
To be one of our Youth Board volunteers, ask yourself the following questions:
-Are you passionate about music?
-Are you interested in learning about social justice and music-based projects?
-Can you dedicate time to your personal and professional development?
If the answer to these is ‘yes’, then we would love to hear from you.
True Cadence works with young people, which means our roles and activities are always evolving. We are therefore fortunate to receive the support and guidance from our Youth Board, who will support us in creating campaigns, planning new activities, and exploring innovative ways of engaging young people.
If successful, a virtual training session will be provided to bring you up to speed on how TC works, our various activities, and what your journey as a Youth Board member will entail!
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A YOUTH BOARD MEMBER?
True Cadence is a highly inclusive organisation and welcome application from people from all walks of life. We also value experience and commitment over qualifications. However, we are looking for young people who:
are aged 16-20 and based in the UK
are passionate about supporting other young people
Whilst some volunteers may have personal/lived experiences that may be useful in supporting young people. This is not a requirement to be a member of the Youth Board. We understand that discussions may be triggering and want to ensure that all volunteers feel safe and supported. Therefore, we ask that you can limit your experience and only share as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing.
WHAT DOES A YOUTH BOARD MEMBER DO?
Volunteering as a Youth Board Member with TC leads to a wide range of opportunities such as brainstorming of ideas, planning, and execution of various projects. As a minimum, we ask that you can attend the monthly meetings. However, the more time you invest, the more opportunities for you to learn about the topics relating to the music industry, the work we do to engage young people.
Through this role, you will also be able to collaborate with like-minded young people and relevant organisations while developing your skills and experience in the charity sector.
WHAT WOULD A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR ME?
Each day as True Cadence is different and every one of our Youth Board Members, provide a unique perspective to our work. We want our Youth Board to be as diverse as possible, to reflect better the array of young people we work with.
We are especially looking for volunteers who are LGBTQ+, black and ethnic minorities, and young people with disabilities.
CAN I BE REIMBURSED FOR MY EXPENSES?
All volunteers are actively encouraged to claim back expenses, such as travel or resource costs. TC strives to be as accessible as possible, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding expenses.
WHERE WILL I BE BASED?
True Cadence operates from East London. However, due to the company being early stages and social distancing rules, this is currently treated as a virtual position. Our programmes will also be delivered virtually while the pandemic is still an issue. However, when social distancing measures permits, our programmes will be delivered in a variety of regions throughout the UK.
WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE AND HOW LONG DOES IT USUALLY TAKE?
Once you submit an application, we’ll invite you to attend an information session within 7 days. This will be an opportunity to learn more about True Cadence, our values and what we expect from our volunteers. If you like what you hear and feel like you want to continue with your application, we’ll organise a short interview via Zoom.
Successful applicants will then be inducted to the Youth Board and will have the opportunity to take part in an online training. By this point, it could have been 2 months since you submitted your initial application, so please do bear this in mind when applying…of course, this all depends on your availability and how quickly the information sessions, interviews and courses get booked up.