Choir Director

Volunteer Position:          Choir Director
Location:                            900 Merivale Road
Team:                                  Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days:                                    Once a week; Monday afternoons
Time:                                    During the day
Commitment:                    Minimum of 6 months
Volunteer will report to: Health Promoter for Seniors

Goal of the program:

The goal of the group is to improve health and wellness through music engagement in a group environment.

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • In consultation with the choir, select musical works.
  • Adapt and modify lyrics and music as necessary.
  • Lead choir during weekly rehearsals and a few performances a year.
  • Lead the group in breathing exercises and warm-ups to improve vocals.
  • Facilitate group cohesion.


  • Ability and 1-2 years’ experience leading a choir or singing group.
  • Knowledge of needs specific to seniors.
  • Flexibility, patience and encouragement.
  • Excellent verbal communication.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Keyboard accompaniment is an asset.
  • Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.