Matt Mason / 14th March 2019

RockCorps: Unleashing the Power of Music

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RockCorps uses the power of music to inspire action

RockCorps logo

Since launching in 2005, RockCorps’ put on over 55 concerts across 10 countries.

And everyone at the gig has volunteered on a project in their local community.

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A world map of where RockCorps has been

Where RockCorps projects have taken place across the world

RockCorps and phenomenal talent

RockCorps’ partnered with some of the best talents on the planet:

Rihanna, Pharrell, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Kanye Drake, will.i.am, Nas, Ellie Goulding, Wiz Khalifa, Mark Ronson, Puff Daddy, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Ne-Yo, David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, A$AP, Rocky Ciara, Busta Rhymes, Empire of the Sun, The Script, AKON, Primal Scream, Rudimental… the list continues!

Puff Daddy (Diddy Dirty Money), Wembley Arena, London 2011

All of the artists have given their time, energy and talents to not only make the room electric but to introduce people to something new: volunteering.

And it works – once introduced to volunteering, over 40% of our participants volunteer again – without a reward.

“What makes this organisation so special is that it makes volunteering fashionable” Lady GaGa.

Lady Gaga with a young person on an Action Day

Lady Gaga volunteering at Body Positive in Manchester 2009

Over 3,000 Volunteer Projects delivered across 6 continents

Projects include transforming a community centre in North London – turning junk storage rooms into classrooms and a waste area into a special children’s garden.  

Group of people on an Action Day

Clearing green spaces in Brooklyn, New York, where RockCorps volunteers used more than 40 gallons of paint to freshen up handball courts, fences, benches and pillars.

Team in Japan on an Action Day

And in Fukushima Japan, after the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011, RockCorps volunteers helped clean up and reclaim Soma beach for the local community of the Tohoku province.

Three happy Girls in Japan on an Action Day

In total 180,000 young people – around the world – have experienced the power of volunteering with RockCorps.

“RockCorps is the coolest thing you can ever do in your life; come back next year and do it again” Pharrell.

Pharrel Williams on Stage

Pharrell (N.E.R.D), Paris 2010

Now is the time for apprenticeships

In the UK, we’re kicking off something a little bit different: Apprentice Nation.

Apprentice Nation uses the awesome power of music to shine a light on some of the best apprenticeship opportunities out there.  And there are loads.

The first gig is in May with 6LACK and to get there you have to sign up to an Action Day and give half a day of your time to meet the people and businesses that offer some of the best apprentice programmes out there. And once they’ve shared all of their nuggets of apprenticeship knowledge – and answered any questions – we celebrate together at an awesome gig with 6LACK.  And there are more artists to be announced.

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All too often, when people make big decisions about the direction of their careers, they haven’t got all of the facts about all of the options.

Whether you’re thinking about uni or college or embarking on your first job – in whatever field – the apprenticeship route might be the pathway that can get you ahead faster, better, smarter.  And if you don’t know about them, you can’t make a fully informed decision.

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To find out more about Apprentice Nation and how you can get involved, explore the website and follow the social spaces listed below.

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