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About the organisation

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community based hospice service providing clinical, emotional and practical support for families of children and young people with life-limiting/life-threatening conditions in the North London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington and Hertsmere.

Our current services include Specialist Play, Specialist Care, Family Activities, volunteer support in the home and a Family Link service. Noah’s Ark volunteers are the backbone of our charity and play a crucial part in providing these services.

Noah’s Ark supports families to ensure that they can face the future with hope by providing a variety of essential support services. These services include a Family Link Team who are trained Social Workers, Specialist Carers who provide respite, Play Specialists who provide therapeutic play sessions and also our Family Support Volunteer team.

The main aim of the Ambassador Programme is to represent and promote Noah’s Ark at various community events in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Your help would really make a difference in helping us raise awareness and funds. It is hoped that volunteers can commit to supporting in this role for a minimum of 12 months, but this can be flexible.

We hope to provide you with the opportunity to build connections with the local community, to develop public speaking skills and to organise effective presentations to deliver to an audience.

Role Aim: 

The main aim of the Ambassador Programme is to represent and promote Noah’s Ark at various community events in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Your help would really make a difference in helping us raise awareness and funds. It is hoped that volunteers can commit to supporting in this role for a minimum of 12 months, but this can be flexible.

Duties: 

? To introduce Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice to your local networks

* Promote upcoming Noah’s Ark fundraising events within your local area

* Set up and oversee Noah’s Ark information stalls at various community events

* Coordinate charity bag packs at supermarkets

* Oversee charity collections at supermarkets, train stations, Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Skills needed: 

? Previous experience of presenting to groups highly desirable but not essential

* Knowledge of the work of Noah’s Ark is essential

* Friendly, enthusiastic with good communication skills including professional telephone manner

* A commitment to abiding by all data protection and confidentiality policies within Noah’s Ark

* Access to a vehicle is desirable in order to carry leaflets and display stand where necessary

Training: 

At Noah’s Ark we value volunteer support, but we are also aware that not all roles are suitable for everyone. The interview and training process is in place to ensure that the Noah’s Ark staff get to know more about you, to ensure that you are given the correct training for the role and so that you can find out if this is a role you would like to undertake. The training process is as follows:

* Attend a Volunteer Induction (all potential volunteers have to attend one of these sessions before they are able to get involved in any capacity)

* Attend an informal interview (If successful at this stage the volunteer would then be invited to join the next training programme)

* Attend Ambassador Training (this training consists of 1 evening session which will cover key messages; the power of networking; event set up and resources)

Location: 
Our Volunteer Ambassadors attend events at local groups, societies and schools across the five North London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Islington and Haringey.
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
The Ambassador Role is different from other roles at Noah's Ark. After the training, we ask volunteers to attend two events as soon as possible. At the first event, they attend and watch an experienced Ambassador. At the next event, the roles are swopped. After this initial period of induction, we Ambassadors are asked to undertake at least 10 events a year if available. These can be chosen from a long list and students can take breaks for study and summer employment as long as they are able to be active at other times throughout the year.
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here