Family Activities


Noah’s Ark supports families living in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington & Hertsmere. Most Family Activities take place within these boroughs, but occasionally may be held outside this area, in Hertfordshire or Central London.

Time Commitment

We ask that Family Activities Volunteers commit to supporting us for a minimum of 12 months, volunteering for at least one activity per quarter. Events are usually 6-7 hours.

Minimum Age


DBS Required



Noah’s Ark provides regular Family Activities including Family Days, Parent Groups, Siblings’ Groups and Noah’s Ark (referred) Children’s Groups. These activities provide fun and free days out, allowing children and families the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and to take part in new activities in accessible environments.

Becoming a Family Activities Volunteer is means you’ll get the rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting or life threatening conditions and their families at a range of fun activities and events across London.

What the role involves:

There are a range of things that volunteers help us with for family activity events:

Family Days
  • Setting up the room
  • Greeting and directing families
  • Running activities for family members
  • Assisting with refreshments
Parent Groups
  • Assisting with the crèche by playing and reading with babies and toddlers during parents sessions
  • Being a spare pair of hands helping with setting up and tidying up activities (light duties only, not heavy manual handling)
Siblings’ Groups

These groups are for the brothers and sisters of the children we support. There are three groups, ages 5-9, ages 10-13, and a youth group for siblings aged 14+. Main activities / tasks include:

  • Escorting siblings in taxis or on public transport
  • Supporting and befriending siblings throughout the activities
  • Assisting and encouraging siblings to take part in the activities

PLEASE NOTE: You will not have responsibility for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and will not be expected to undertake any personal care or administer medication.

Noah’s Ark take their responsibility for safeguarding the wellbeing of children seriously. This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Application. 2 references are also required.

Family Activities Volunteer Sign Up Process

To apply, please click this link.