Welcome to Pengenista Drummers

Get involved

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

Overall purpose:

Support the delivery of our drumming workshops for children with complex medical needs and their siblings. 

Role responsibilities:

  • Help with the set up and clearing away of the workshop 
  • Welcome families and children on the day 
  • Support children with complex medical needs and their siblings to      participate in the drumming 
  • Participate in a briefing and de-briefing before and after the      session
  • Undertake The Maypole Project initial training (half day) 
  • Attend a training update session once per annum
  • Follow The Maypole Project policies and guidelines at all times      whilst volunteering

Responsible to: 

Activities Lead


Orpington - Greenwich 

Time commitment:

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

  • High quality training and support
  • Experience of supporting children and families 
  • Become part of a friendly staff and volunteer team at The Maypole      Project



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



Interest in music or music therapy

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Teamwork 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

Application Procedure: 

Please complete the volunteer application form which is available by email at volunteer@themaypoleproject.co.uk 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.

Thanks for your interest in volunteering for The Maypole Project