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Call for a volunteer to join us this Summer!

Call for a volunteer Communications Officer
for the World Youth Choir 2019 rehearsal session and tour in France and Portugal

The World Youth Choir Foundation is looking for a volunteer to support us in communication tasks for the rehearsal session and tour of the World Youth Choir 2019 session in France and Portugal, from the 17th of July to the 4th of August 2019 (travel days included).


If you have experience in communications and would like to spend some weeks of your Summer within a fun multicultural environment, learn about cultural management, meet young people from all over the world, be surrounded by beautiful music and travel to select locations in Portugal and south of France, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

About the World Youth Choir
The World Youth Choir (WYC) is a remarkable artistic and social experience for young choral singers, aged 17 to 26 years old, from all over the world. With the help of the WYC patrons, our national recruiters and a local hosting organisation, a session is organised each year in a different country and up to 100 young singers gather for up to three weeks, rehearsing under the direction of renowned conductors and touring selected locations.This unique global ensemble is administered by the WYC Foundation seated in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The organisation was co-founded by the three organisation patrons of the choir: the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat (ECA-EC), the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), and Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI).
Every year the singers, the conductors and the locations are new, but the spirit is the same: one of intercultural understanding, high-level music and international friendship. Today the World Youth Choir is proud of its alumni, having more than 1000 singers from 75 world countries who participated in this enriching programme since 1989 and continue to cherish the impact of this experience in their development, both as musicians and as human beings. With over 1000 global ambassadors for music and intercultural understanding, the WYC Foundation aims at inspiring many more generations through the spirit and music of the World Youth Choir.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Supporting the management with communication tasks between the 15th of June and the beginning of the session (remote work);

  • Taking responsibility of all communication-related tasks for the duration of the event, such as social media communication (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), copywriting, and producing small news articles during the event;

  • Daily photographic recording of the choir, for the full duration of the event (rehearsals, concerts, informal moments);

  • Graphic design for digital promotion;

  • Supporting the management with some general logistic tasks during the event;

  • Preparing follow-up documents and communication report after the session (to be agreed upon between the volunteer and the WYCF before the beginning of the event).

Required skills and experience

  • Fluent in written and spoken English;

  • Knowledge of photography;

  • Background or proven experience in communication, media, graphic design or similar;

  • Familiar with social media management;

  • Good knowledge of image-editing software

  • Precise and organised way of working;

  • Proficient user of online co-working tools (such as Google Drive);

  • Capability of working in a team as well as independently;

  • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment.

Highly valued

  • Previous engagement in the activities of the World Youth Choir and/or patron organisations (ECA, IFCM, JMI)

  • Knowledge of video editing and/or animation tools;

  • Fluency in other languages.

Terms and conditions

  • To be physically present and accompany the World Youth Choir from the 17th of July to the 4th of August 2019 (travel days included);

  • Availability to work remotely in a part-time framework between the 15th of June and the beginning of the session;

  • Availability after the end of the session to finalise the work agreed upon between the volunteer and the WYCF before the beginning of the event;

  • The applicant must be in possession of a valid passport and be allowed to travel to France and Portugal in the indicated dates (the organisation will provide an invitation letter for visa purposes, if applicable);

  • The WYCF and local organiser of the 2019 session will cover accommodation, meals and transport costs for the duration of the event;

  • The WYCF will subsidise travel costs to the session and back (plus visa expenses) up to a maximum of 300€.



The World Youth Choir manager will work alongside the volunteer during the event and will guide the volunteer in preparation prior to the event (through online meetings).

Selection process
A first screening process will take place until the 10th of June and shortlisted candidates may be invited for an online interview on the 13th or 14th of June. The final selection results will be shared on the 15th of June.

Due to the high amount of applications foreseen, please note that we will only contact shortlisted candidates. We thank you for your understanding.


Please note that this is a voluntary position, which means the work cannot be paid but a written reference will be provided at the end of the event. 

Please send your expression of interest, including a CV, cover letter and some samples of previous work (especially focusing in photography, graphic design and media management) to: and no later than Friday, 7th of June 2019.

If you have any additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact

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