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There are many reasons why people choose to become a volunteer; to gain experience, meet new people, share skills and donate their time to a good cause, are often among them.

Whatever your reasons, thank you for considering helping Guitar Circus deliver a programme of vibrant events that are designed to nurture and develop classical guitar education and performance throughout the UK.

What do volunteers do?

If you have a specific skill you think could help us, then please get in touch and tell us about it. We may not have something right now, but this may lead to other opportunities for you.

As Guitar Circus is run by volunteers there are a wide range of tasks that we need to do. At any one time we may have several roles that we need to fill in administration, social media, finances, marketing, public relations, event management or fundraising. And no, you do not have to be musical to help! Watch this space for roles we are currently looking to fill.

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply for to be a volunteer, please complete the application form below. Depending on the role, we might need to complete a DBS check and take references.

Provided everything is OK, you can start volunteering.

If you would prefer to download and print an application form click here.

Your details

Title (Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms etc.)

First Name




Date Of Birth ((this will not be used in the selection process)

Preferred contact telephone number

Alternative contact telephone number

Your Email (required)

Emergency contact number

Name of emergency contact

Relationship to you

Essential information we should know about you (your health, allergies, special requirements etc.)

How did you hear about volunteering for Guitar Circus?

If other please specify

Your interests and skills

Tell us a little about yourself, your hobbies, interests and (if you already know) how you would like to use your time volunteering for Guitar Circus? For example, do you like meeting new people, perhaps you are creative or more numerate?

Your experience and qualifications

Please give details of any qualifications and/or experience that you think will be useful as a volunteer for Guitar Circus.

Your availability

Please tell us your availability so we can assess the suitability of potential roles/tasks.


Please give us details of at least one person who has known you for more than two years, who is aged 18 or over and not a
family member and is willing to comment on your character.

Referee 1






Referee 2






Data protection

We will only use details supplied on this application form when considering you for volunteer roles within the Guitar Circus group of organisations (National Youth Guitar Ensemble, NYGE and the World Youth Guitar Festival, WYGF). Your details will be stored on a secure password protected system and will not be disclosed or sold to any other external organisations.

Disclosure & Barring System (DBS)

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 does not allow volunteers with access to children and vulnerable persons the right to withhold information regarding previous criminal convictions, as well as cautions, warnings, reprimands and bind overs for any offence (not just those involving children) which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provisions of the Act. You must disclose in this section any previous convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands and bind overs.

DBS checks will be undertaken where applicable. As you will be volunteering for a role that involves access to children you must disclose any spent criminal convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands, or bindovers. You must also give details below if you have ever been the subject of an investigation or had action taken against you in relation to safeguarding children or
vulnerable adults.


I declare that the information I have supplied on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if any information is found to be incorrect it may subsequently lead to the termination of my volunteer position.

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