Youth, Teens, and Adults
Joy Makers

Joy Maker volunteers are the many hands that, with the small Resounding Joy staff, make events and programs a success. Joy Makers lend their talents virtually, in the office, at events, and in the community, embarking on a range of projects highlighting or expanding their skill sets. In the process, Joy Maker volunteers deepen their understanding of and appreciation for music therapy and, occasionally, observe live on-site professional music therapy sessions. Joy Maker volunteer schedules are very flexible. Some projects may require a background check.

High School & College Internships Available.

“I feel inexplicably thankful for every moment I have spent with Resounding Joy. I have learned a great deal about music therapy, and it only makes me more excited to study it in college. I’m also thankful for all of the lovely people I have had the honor of working with. Never have I been surrounded by such incredibly kind and passionate people in all my life. I admire you more than you know.”
Emma Daughters, Joy Maker Volunteer

“Your organization made an impression on me. I loved what I was able to accomplish and learn. Those were some of my happiest work/volunteer days to date.”
Joei Chou, Joy Maker Volunteer

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Adults | Ages 18 Years and Older
Joy Givers

On hold until further notice.

Joy Givers volunteer their time and talent in the Resounding Joy Mindful Music program to provide social / musical visits to individual older adults in skilled-nursing facilities. Resounding Joy trains Joy Giver volunteers to engage these residents in basic rhythm activities, listening to live or recorded music, simple conversation about musical preferences and experiences, and singing. It is not necessary to be a musician in order to become a Joy Giver to the many older adults yearning for personal social interaction.

Training is free of charge to Joy Giver volunteers, with the expectation that graduates will apply the musical skills they acquire to visit older adults in their communities on a voluntary basis. Joy Giver training does not qualify a volunteer to be a board-certified music therapist.

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to complete all required Joy Giver training
  • Passionate about providing social / musical visits to older adult populations
  • Supportive and eager to share comfort and joy through music
  • Willing to & able to facilitate vocal & instrumental experiences with others for at least 1 year
  • Willing to & able to pass a background check

“As a Joy Giver, I have the opportunity to work beyond my own challenges and limitations and contribute to improve the quality of life for another.”
Gina Marie Erickson, Joy Giver Volunteer – Mindful Music Program

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Youth | Ages 6 to 18 Years
Junior Joy Givers

On hold until further notice.

Junior Joy Givers volunteer their time and talent to foster intergenerational sensitivity and relationships through the use of recreational music in the Resounding Joy Mindful Music program. By training youth to initiate interactive music experiences with older adults, Mindful Music affords two widely distanced generations an opportunity to connect and find common ground. Additionally, because school budgets have reduced or eliminated arts and music curricula, Junior Joy Givers regain extracurricular learning experiences with potential to influence study and career decisions. And just as importantly, Junior Joy Giver service instills youth with the spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility.

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“To more than 155 residents, from 65 to over 100 years old, Junior Joy Givers have been of immeasurable benefit. If we could have Junior Joy Givers here every week, it would be the ideal for providing joy and inspiration for all.”
Richard Kennedy, Former Executive Director- Brookdale Senior Living
Junior Joy Giver volunteer training uses principles and approaches developed by professional music therapists, including use of drumming, marimba, music-making, QChord, singing, and tone chimes. Self-growth opportunities include performing and leading a group. Junior Joy Giver training is free of charge to volunteers, with the expectation that graduates will apply the musical skills they acquire to visit older adults in their communities.

Requirements:

  • Between the ages of 6 and 18
  • Able to complete all required Joy Giver training
  • Able to volunteer one Saturday per month (3 hours each) for at least 1 year
  • Passionate about providing social / musical visits to older adult populations
  • Supportive and eager to share comfort and joy through music

             Adults | Leadership
Board of Directors and Committee Service

Apply to become a member of Resounding Joy’s Board of Directors. Contribute your expertise, participate in strategic planning, represent the organization in the community, and serve as an advocate by promoting the program and services. We seek individuals who will passionately commit to our mission and goals, attend meetings and events, and help develop funding support. We support a culture that encourages board members to ask questions and challenge assumptions.

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