Come & Join us – become a volunteer
Right now, we are looking for volunteers to join our quest to improve the effectiveness of the work that we do to give our outstanding young musicians the support they need to realize their dreams.
By being a volunteer for ‘YBT’ you will be making a difference to young people’s lives in a way that up until now was only available for the elite few and even then, was not driven and coordinated in an effective way.
Whether you are only able to give up a few hours here and there or are looking for a full-time commitment, ‘YBT’ has something for you. If this is something for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t see something suitable below – contact us anyway and let’s talk?
We are currently recruiting:
|Membership Secretary – Vlaanderen||The membership Secretary is responsible for ‘their’ members. Looking out for their needs and expectations, encouraging them to re-new their membership each year and even to encourage them to step in to assist ‘YBT’ in whichever way they can, if they so desire. In addition, working together with the ‘YBT’ team, The Membership Secretary is constantly on the look-out for new members and building their numbers for their region. Contact email@example.com to find out more.|
|Membership Secretary – Wallonia||The membership Secretary is responsible for ‘their’ members. Looking out for their needs and expectations, encouraging them to re-new their membership each year and even to encourage them to step in to assist ‘YBT’ in whichever way they can, if they so desire. In addition, working together with the ‘YBT’ team, The Membership Secretary is constantly on the look-out for new members and building their numbers for their region.|
|PR & Communications Director||‘YBT’ needs to reach out, not only to the TV, Radio and the Press it also needs to have social media visibility. The big challenge for us is to find someone who has experience in this area and who can adapt their strategy towards the academies & conservatoires, commerce & industry, sister voluntary organizations, suppliers and supporters and most importantly, our musicians and the people and organisations they need to engage with!|
|Media Spokesperson – Vlaanderen||We are currently looking for a media spokesperson to give frontline interviews on Radio, TV and the press. To be our ambassador and the face of ‘YBT’ to the nation and abroad.|
|Media Spokesperson – Wallonia||We are currently looking for a media spokesperson to do frontline interviews on Radio, TV and the press. To be our ambassador and the face of ‘YBT’ to the nation and abroad.|
|Concert Facilitators||Over the next years, ‘YBT’ is looking for additional concert opportunities for our musicians. Therefore, we are looking for people that, via their network can inspire people in industry and other organisations to work together with us to have our musicians perform for them, be it in their offices at lunchtime, performing for their employees, or in dedicated concert venues or large private houses.|
|Event Coordinators||For every ‘YBT’ concert or event, there is always some coordination to do, be it physically at the venue or simply by making sure that everything runs smoothly and is supported by the media channels with ‘YBT’. Event coordination involves planning, communication and pragmatic problem solving. This function is therefore ideally suited to those with project management experience, or indeed those wanting to learn (training can be given).|
|Event Assistants||At every event, we always need people to welcome our guests, to collect tickets, show people to their seats or work with the logistics teams for catering, cloakrooms and parking etc. If you have an evening or two a year free and would like to support us – contact us on the email address below.|
|Sponsorship Facilitators||Without our sponsors there can be no ‘YBT’. Their financial contributions are vital to its sustainability. Our Sponsorship facilitators are volunteers that work together with us to find new sponsors, look after existing ones and keep the income flowing in. If this could be something for you, please contact us.|
|Web Builders & Content Managers||Apart from our ‘YBT’ website, that always needs improvement and support, part of our promise to our musicians is to build for them their own websites. Currently, we are looking for people with web building and content management knowledge to help our musicians maintain and update their own sites and to train them to do this themselves, once they leave ‘YBT’s support at the age of 25.|
|Social Media Ambassadors & Experts||We know just how important social media is for the success of ‘YBT’ as a whole. Even more importantly, we understand the criticality social media plays for our young musicians. We are looking for volunteers that can either represent us, or one (or some of our musicians) and help them build social media visibility by, not only identifying opportunities and forums for them but also to write content, publish stories and other content on their behalf. We are open to all ideas and especially from those who can also set aside a few minutes each day to work together with us to track, write and publish stories.|
|Translators – English/French – English/Dutch – Dutch/French – French/Dutch||With Belgium as our focus domain, the need to publish all stories and information in at least three languages is vital for our success. To do this effectively we are looking for volunteers who can share the load of undertaking fast, high-quality, human translations. If you have a few hours here and there and want to put your name on our list, we would love to hear from you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.|
If you are interested in any of the above possibilities, please contact us at email@example.com
‘YBT’ volunteers benefit from being part of a community dedicated to making young people’s dreams happen. They, in addition, receive free tickets for all events and concerts, an invitation to the Christmas party, networking support arising from our diverse community and other benefits, as agreed.
In return, ‘YBT’ volunteers benefit from being part of a community dedicated to making young people’s dreams happen.
What YBT does:
We support extremely gifted, young classical musicians prepare for a professional solo career.
Every year, hundreds of youngsters enroll into Belgium’s music academies and conservatoires. Among them are just a few that have the potential to go all the way to make international solo careers. Unfortunately today, without the right support at the right time, these super talented students stand little chance of making it unless they can afford to attend the very best master classes & summer schools. In addition, they will need professionally built websites, promotional CD’s and videos, to learn media interview skills, legal and contract negotiation, financial management and even receive specialist performance coaching. In short, in their last few years in education, potential soloists must acquire the resources and life skills they need for a career, that for the biggest part, will be away from home, on the road. And this is where ‘YBT’ steps in. This is what we do. We help prepare extra-ordinarily gifted young classical musicians to fulfil their lifetime dreams.