Whether you are an individual looking for a unique and valuable experience, a member of the public hoping to make a difference, or a business wanting to take an active role in the community, Steps For The Future welcomes your support.
With our long-term goal of expanding opportunities in the Arts by providing classes in The Performing Arts to people with differences across the Derbyshire region and potentially nation-wide, Steps For The Future are currently seeking:
Are you inspired by the Arts and passionate about music and dance? Are you looking for a chance to develop your skills and add to your CV? By sharing your time and expertise, you can facilitate the creativity of the students and make a real and tangible difference to their lives.
We have many opportunities within our classes including classroom support, performance support and fundraising etc. This entails supporting our students to achieve their goals and ambitions in a safe and secure environment, ensuring our students get the best they can within the classes. We offer all our volunteers training within the role including person centred, safeguarding, autism and Asperger’s and Makaton. If you are interested in this role or would like to know more please get in touch.
We work closely with Derby College, offering work experience for students who are wanting to broaden their transferable skills and giving them the opportunity to increase their knowledge about adults with disabilities.
Whilst most sessions are 'student-led' we always need volunteers and helpers to help lead them on the way as can be seen above.
To find out more about current opportunities and how you can help make a difference, we would be happy to speak to you. Please find more details on our
I got the job! I can't thank you and Steps For The Future enough for helping me into my chosen career. I will try to remain a volunteer for as long as I can. Keep me informed as to when you have shows or events and I will do my best to help out." Donna Greenway - Volunteer
Public donations are greatly appreciated and will help us to continue to expand our community and to make sure we are giving our students the facilities and support that they need to thrive. If you would like to make a donation to Steps For The Future you can do so by contacting us here
See students from Steps for the Future performing 'Tragedy' at the Summer Breakfast Dance 2014 below.
[My son] "has always had an ear for music and loves to express himself through a dance. This has also assisted in maintaining a level of fitness which for individuals that suffer from the Downs condition is absolutely essential. Another important benefit has been the level of confidence that he has gained, to see him perform in front of large audiences is quite amazing and it is clear that this is true of all group members. Their respect and love for each other, encouraging and supporting the most vulnerable and nervous of their team is a lesson for us all."
Parent of a Steps Student
Steps For The Future is a registered charity in the UK (1144198).