Noah’s Ark is keen to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers who are able to meet the needs of our families. No matter what you do as a volunteer, you are playing a crucial part in supporting the care and services we provide to children and families. We also aim to provide you with a valuable volunteering experience that enables you to develop your knowledge and skills.
- Volunteers need to be 16 years old or over. If you are under 16, please contact our Fundraising Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All volunteers will receive a full induction and training.
- Expenses, including travel costs, will be reimbursed.
- It is our policy that current NACH family members (immediate family and extended family) as well as those with a close personal connection to a NACH family are not immediately able to become volunteers. Please contact us for a detailed explanation.
- Please note, our offices are not wheelchair accessible. If this is a barrier for you please contact us so we can discuss alternative arrangements.
Living with a child’s diagnosis can place considerable strain on the whole family. The Family Support volunteer programme was established in 2008 to offer families volunteer support in the home and provide a variety of Family Activities to help make happy memories and create a community of support. We are now in an exciting period of growth and, as we engage with more families, we need to be able to increase the number and size of our Family Activities as well as increasing volunteer support in the home. Can you help us meet that need?
Volunteering to provide family support is both a serious commitment and a rewarding opportunity. Family Support involves two key roles:
Family Activities Volunteer
Noah’s Ark provides regular Family Activities for the families that we work with. Family Days and Sibling Groups are there to provide fun and free days out in a fully accessible environment; whilst Parent Groups provide a supported opportunity to share experiences. Family Activities volunteers are needed to help deliver these services.
Home Support Volunteer
Home Support volunteers aim to provide emotional, social and practical support to family members.
The needs of individual families will differ and much will depend on the personal skills, qualities, interests and availability of an individual volunteer.
Play/Therapies Support Volunteer
Play/Therapies Support Volunteers deliver structured and guided play activities to Children with Life-limited or Life-threatened conditions or their siblings. Through Music, Drama and Play, volunteers will provide children and young people with a safe space to continue developing social, communication or play skills.
We have charity shops in Barnet, Borehamwood and Finchley Road (NW3). Volunteers are vital in helping sort donated goods, restock the shop floor, serve customers and undertake a variety of roles that will help our shops be successful.
Our charity shops are essential for raising funds which can be used to support Noah’s Ark’s families. Warehouse Assistants play an essential part in the sorting and organising of stock ready for sale at our charity shops.
Fundraising & Event Support
The success of any fundraising event relies on the support of our volunteers. The main purpose of this role is to provide support prior to and/or on the day of the fundraising event. Noah’s Ark attends a range of community events as well as hosting our own flagship events throughout the year. Volunteers play a crucial part in raising our awareness within the community so we’d appreciate any support you can give us!
Our Ambassadors represent Noah’s Ark at various community events in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. This role is crucial to help build connections with the local community and promote Noah’s Ark while overseeing charity collections in your local area.
Admin Support – currently no vacancies
We occasionally need help with a range of admin tasks such as carrying out research, data input and making phone calls. If you would like to support us with administration on either a regular or occasional basis, please contact us for our current role availability. This role requires a reasonable standard of confidence in using IT.
Reception Support – please ask for current availability
It is important that we give a friendly and professional impression to visitors to our office. Our receptionists undertake a variety of duties including answering the phone, greeting visitors and supporting staff with administrative tasks. This role requires a reasonable standard of confidence in using IT.
In addition to our volunteer roles, we’d love to hear from you if you have any specific skills, interests or ideas about other ways you may be able to support us.
If you have any questions or would like more information, contact the People Development Team, on 020 8449 8877 or email email@example.com