Our volunteers

Jamal

Children’s Activities and Event Volunteer

Why did you decide to volunteer for The Maypole Project?

I really wanted to do something to help people less fortunate than me and The Maypole Project sounded like a really good opportunity. I don’t think I realised how much I would enjoy volunteering there and how amazing the people running it would be!

What do you find most enjoyable about your volunteering?

Seeing children gain in confidence while being at a Maypole Active session is really special, especially when you know how much they have enjoyed being there and that you helped to make it enjoyable for them. I also love watching how the more experienced volunteers and staff are able to engage with the kids and I’ve learnt a lot from them.

What three words sum up your volunteering at The Maypole Project?

Inspiring, uplifting and humbling

Debbie

Communications Volunteer

Why did you decide to volunteer for The Maypole Project?

While searching for full time work, I decided to spend some of my time volunteering. Coming across The Maypole Project, I was drawn to the needs that the charity cater to, supporting families with children with complex medical needs. There’s also a connection you feel to the wider work when it is in your own neighbourhood.

What do you find most enjoyable about your volunteering?

I enjoy telling the stories of families and other volunteers. The work the volunteers do, the fundraising efforts of families and supporters, and the achievements of Maypole patients are hugely inspirational. These are events worth shouting about and getting out into publications for further public support. I also enjoy building relationships between The Maypole Project and the press. It’s always a great feeling when a certain publication is captivated enough to run a Maypole Story.

What three words sum up your volunteering at The Maypole Project?

Fulfilling, rewarding, impactful

 

Bob

Minibus Driver and Fundraiser

Why did you decide to volunteer for The Maypole Project?

Having retired and recently moved into the area I wanted to get involved with a local children’s charity. Maypole were advertising for drivers, I checked out the website, walked down to the office and decided to join up and see how I got on.

What do you find most enjoyable about your volunteering?

I wasn’t sure what to expect and whether I’d enjoy or be able to deal with some of the children’s needs. However, I was hooked! I love being with the kids. They are great fun and the activity days are brilliant! It’s a total pleasure to work with the entire team and very rewarding personally.

Finally what three words sum up your volunteering at The Maypole Project?

Achievement, rewarding and fun