As the title says, you can get yourself a free ticket for what is billed as the hottest gig of 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday September 26th.
To bag yourself one of these free tickets, all you have to do is volunteer just 4 hours of your time at a local community event run by Orange RockCorps. Essentially, it's about giving a little something back to your local community by transforming/rebuilding a project in your area.
Once you've had a little look at the site, you can sign up using a really simple registration form, and then choose a project that appeals to you. There's a freephone number that you then need to call to confirm your space on the project and then you're all set. You'll get your ticket to the concert at the end of your volunteering session, and I've also been told that I'll get a t-shirt to wear on the day!
So far, they've confirmed Busta Rhymes as performing, but many more artists and performers/performances will be added to this line up in the coming weeks.
The events (subject to availability) are mainly based in the North, East and South East of London.
RockCorps is incredibly excited and very proud to be working with the following charities:
Hoxton Hall- Wed 27th Aug, N1 6SH
RockCorps volunteers will be assisting with a much needed refurbishment of this wonderful centre, bringing new life to old rooms and making this a truly vibrant environment for all that use this beautiful listed building.
CSV Community Service Volunteers - project with Winton Primary School, Wed 3rd Sep, N1 9AZ
RockCorps volunteers will be going to Winton Primary school in Kings Cross to recreate the pond area into a secret garden and educational area. They will also be brightening up the playground and creating a quiet space.
Envision- Project with Hornsey Trust, Sat 2nd and Sun 10th of Aug, N10 3S
RockCorps volunteers will be painting an inspirational mural, and creating a beautiful all-inclusive sensory garden at a school for children with cerebral palsy.
Lee Valley Park- Wed 20th Aug and Sat 13th Sep, EN2 9HG
RockCorps volunteers will be assisting the Lee Valley Rangers in getting the park ready for autumn, making the park accessible and beautiful year round, for locals and visitors alike.
Thames21- 2 projects, Wed 6th Aug and Thurs 21st Aug, East London & Isle of Dogs
Thames21 is set to make RockCorps volunteers Waterway Champions, by encouraging 16-25 year olds to help clear-up Londons waterways.
RockCorps volunteers will be clearing up Thames foreshore sites making them more visitor friendly. both humans and wildlife alike!
In-kind Direct- Sat 16th August, Wembley
RockCorps volunteers will be helping In Kind Direct warehouse; sorting, packing and making sure that needed goods go direct to the communities that need them.
Junction49 - These innovative groups provide a platform to get young people involved in volunteering. They have introduced RockCorps to a number of organisations including Lee Valley Park.
Toynbee Hall - Thurs 7th Aug, E1 6LS
RockCorps Volunteers will be taking part in a music, film and drama workshop, looking at issues affecting young people in London today.
YouthNet - YouthNet is the UK's first exclusively online charity. They guide and support young people, enabling them to make educated life choices, participate in society and achieve their ambitions. They have linked RockCorps up with a number of organizations.
Hungerford Primary School Sat 9th Aug, N7 9LF
RockCorps volunteers will be transforming the former car park into a play area, creating a sensory garden and clearing space for a wildlife educational area
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Sunday 3rd August, E3 4PX - RockCorps volunteers will be clearing woodland space at one of the former great cemeteries. THCP has been designated as a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation and our volunteers will assist in furthering their mission to create a wildlife and plant haven in urban London.
We are looking for a 40 person project in Newcastle, Southampton, Manchester and Cardiff if you have a project that you need help with give us a call.
It's open to everyone aged 16 and over, although 16-18 year olds will have to have a work waiver signed by their parents