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Day Centre Volunteer


St John’s Hospice Day Centre requires volunteers to support the structure and organisation of the centre, to ensure every patient has a rewarding and positive experience.

Volunteers are involved with the running of the centre on Mondays and Thursdays (HIV care programme) and Tuesdays and Fridays (cancer, MS, MND, Heart Failure, Parkinson’s and COPD care programme) and the centre is open to clients from 09.00 until 16.30.

Volunteers work either from 09.30-12.30 or from 12.00-15.00, thereby providing maximum cover for lunch.


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.

Befriending Volunteer


Could you make a difference to your community by befriending?

The Trinity Volunteer Befriending Service provides vital support to patients with progressive, life-limiting illnesses who are living in Trinity Hospice’s central and south west London community. The role provides valuable and much needed support for patients and an opportunity for carers and families to take a break from caring responsibilities. Becoming a befriender will develop your interpersonal skills and is great CV development for anybody entering a caring profession.

Camp Volunteer


Change the lives of children affected by serious illness and their families.

Over The Wall is a national charity that runs camps for seriously ill children. We provide a bit of respite for children whose lives are filled with hospital visits and medication. We rely on our volunteers to help our campers relax and discover they can achieve things they didn’t think they were capable of.

Reception Volunteer


St John’s Hospice In-Patient unit requires the support of volunteers to manage its reception desk. Reception volunteers are the first point of contact for all patients, family members and visitors to the Hospice and must be able to communicate in a professional yet caring manner over the telephone and face to face.

The welcome, consideration, respect and guidance the receptionist offers can help ease the anxiety and worry people can feel when coming into the hospice, especially for the first time.

Fundraising & Event Assistant

The success of any fundraising event relies on the support of our volunteers. Events are usually at weekends but preparation takes place during the week. All our events raise vital funds to support our work. This role is very flexible, as volunteers are not required to make any regular commitment and no further training is needed after the volunteer induction.

We hope to provide you with the opportunity to build customer service skills through a variety of interactions, to gain experience of event management and to develop the ability to work as part of a team.

Family Activities Volunteer

Noah’s Ark provides regular Family Activities including Family Days, Parent Groups, Siblings Groups and Noah’s Ark Children’s Groups. These activities are designed to 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 an accessible environment.

Becoming a Family Activities Volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting or life threatening conditions and their families.

In-Patient Unit Volunteer


St John’s Hospice In-Patient unit relies on volunteers 7 days per week. They support the delivery of services on the unit and allow for trained staff to focus on and deliver care to the highest standard possible.

The key duties of In-Patient unit volunteers include:

* Help patients to order lunch and dinner throughout their stay

* Serve meals to patients’ rooms

* Check Coffee Bar ensuring surfaces and sink are clean, cups are washed and there is a supply of coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits.

Association Visitor

Association Visitor

The role of Association Visitor is a highly rewarding one with many opportunities for developing your own skills and knowledge, whilst being part of a team. Professional qualifications or personal experience of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) are not necessary; however, empathy with people affected by MND is essential.

Main Purpose of the Role:

Home Support Volunteer

Home Support volunteers aim to provide emotional, social and practical support to family members during the child’s life and during the period following the child’s death if appropriate. Becoming a Home Support volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with life-limiting / life threatening conditions and their families.

Retail Assistant

Our charity shops are essential for raising funds which can be used to support Noah’s Ark families. Volunteers are vital in helping to sort donated goods, restock the shop floor and serve customers. We are always interested to hear from volunteers who are able to commit to doing a minimum of 1 shift a week (4 hours) on a regular basis.

We hope to provide you with the opportunity to develop customer service skills, to work as part of a team and to gain experience of the retail sector

Social Media Volunteer


Are you looking to get involved with a small grassroots organisation? Want to use your skills to help people?

We are an HIV International Development charity who provides nutrition, education, life-saving medication and psychological counselling to children who have been infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

We are looking to expand our social media presence to reach more people and ultimately aid our work of supporting children.