As part of our work in the community we work with the Maypole project and deliever music workshops for their young people. We also Play at the London Marathon and Royal Parks to support their runners
We are always looking for volunteers to help run the sessions.
About The Maypole Project
The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of support for children with complex and life threatening illnesses and their whole family; aiming to relieve and help preserve the mental and physical well-being of children and young people who have complex medical needs. We provide a range of support services to all members of the family from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Volunteer Role Description
Drumming Workshop Support Volunteer
Support the delivery of our drumming workshops for children with complex medical needs and their siblings.
Orpington - Greenwich
Drumming workshops currently take place once a month from 5pm to 6pm during the week (day may change). The volunteer would be required to attend a session brief and de-brief lasting approximately 15 minutes at the start and end of the workshop. We hope to increase this to two sessions a month.
Benefits to the Volunteer
No previous experience is essential to this role as training is provided
Experience of working with children and young people
Working with people from a diversity of backgrounds
Working with diversity of disability in families
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Interest in music or music therapy
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of disability and how it can impact on families
Able to work flexibly
Ability to empathise with families in difficult situations
Discreet and able to adhere to confidentiality procedures
Commitment to equal opportunities and a non-judgmental attitude
Reliable and punctual
Please complete the volunteer application form which is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 01689 851596. Once we have received your application you will be invited to an informal interview. Two references and a DBS check will be requested before you can start this volunteer role.