Helen Marshall joined Noah’s Ark in February as Team Leader (Home Support and Family Activity Volunteering). Her new role will include selecting, training and supporting volunteers and working closely with families to ensure their needs are met.

No stranger to Noah’s Ark, Helen worked for us until 2015 as a volunteer coordinator, and after leaving she kept her close ties with the charity: “I became a Noah’s Ark Family Activities Volunteer, supporting siblings groups, which I enjoyed greatly. It enabled me to work alongside other volunteers which was often great fun.

“It’s been interesting to work for other organisations, but Noah’s Ark was never far from my mind. The big draw for me is definitely the people – the families, and the team of staff and volunteers. Stepping into a management role within the Care Team is something that really excites me. And I’d have to mention the hospice build finally becoming a reality!”

For anyone thinking about volunteering in Home Support or Family Activities, Helen says; “I’d encourage them to come and meet the team and explore what these volunteering roles actually involve – they do come with responsibility, but there is also a great deal of fun involved, alongside similar-minded people.

“Knowing that you have personally contributed to the support that Noah’s Ark gives to families, which we’d be unable to do without volunteers, feels great.”