ABOUT OUR AWARD WINNING SERVICE

 

The role assigned to a Home Support Volunteer is unique to each family. The Home Support team works with each family to identify what would be of most benefit, or which member of the family may like some extra support. This could involve playing games with children and young people, helping with homework, or carrying out practical tasks such as gardening or ironing. They can also be an extra pair of hands, helping the whole family enjoy a day out together.

OUR PROCESS

 

  1. A family is referred to our Home Support Volunteer service by the Family Link team or other service at Noah’s Ark.
  2. The Home Support Volunteer Manager meets with the family to assess what support would be of most benefit, best days and time and any special requirements.
  3. The family are added to the waiting list. Time on waiting list depends on requirements of the family and availability of the volunteers.
  4. Family is matched with a Home Support Volunteer. Support is provided for a maximum of 18 months.

ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS

 

This service is made possible because of our amazing team of trained volunteers.

 

Home Support Volunteers are never left unaccompanied with children and young people who are seriously unwell. They also do not offer any medical or personal care. All go through an enhanced DBS check plus full training, so you know you can put your trust in them.

 

Interested in becoming a Home Support Volunteer? Check out the opportunities on our volunteer page.

Become a volunteer

“Having worked alongside the Volunteering Team at Noah’s Ark for three years, I can attest to their skill level and professionalism, and to the profound impact the volunteers they recruit and train have on the children we support together”

 JAMIE WILCOX, HEAD OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES, GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE CAN THIS SERVICE BE PROVIDED?

In the home or within the local community. 

WHAT CAN YOU HELP WITH?

Home Support Volunteers are specifically matched to meet the families’ requirements. They do not provide any clinical care.

DO YOU CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE?

This service is provided free of charge to all families referred to us. 

HOW LONG IS THE WAITING LIST?

The waiting list depends on family requirements and volunteer availability and can vary greatly. 

MEET THE HOME SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS TEAM

At Noah’s Ark you will find a depth of expertise that you can trust and a genuine and authentic commitment to providing the very best care for children who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

Amy Poulter

Volunteer Development Manager

Rhiannon Roberts

Home Support Volunteer Team Manager

Sally Haynes

Home Support Volunteer Manager