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Opportunity: Family Activities Volunteer

Noah*s Ark provides regular Family Activities including Family Days, Parent Groups, Siblings* Groups and Noah*s Ark (referred) 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 accessible environments.

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

We are currently looking to recruit Family Activities Volunteers who are available to volunteer at events held on weekdays during school holidays.

Opportunity: Association Visitor

Association Visitors act as the main contact for people living with MND (this includes the person with MND, their family and carer) on behalf of the Association. They keep in regular contact offering confidential emotional support, and accurate information to enable people with MND to make informed choices.

Opportunity: Befriending Volunteer

Trinity’s Volunteer Befriending Service provides vital support to patients with progressive, life-limiting illnesses or those who are elderly and frail living in our 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.
This role is flexible and the support you offer will vary according to the needs of the patient and their family and carers.
Volunteers are not expected to provide personal care, counselling or advice, or cooking and cleaning.
Please note our patients normally request visits between the hours of 10am & 5pm (Mon-Fri) however we do have some requests for weekend visits.
Trinity provides a comprehensive training programme and ongoing support and supervision to provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out this role effectively.

Opportunity: 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 would also LOVE to hear from you if you are able to offer more than 1 shift a week. So if you have a few hours to spare each week, enjoy working with the public and love being surrounded by clothes, books and toys then come and support us and help to raise funds for Noah’s Ark!

Opportunity: Fundraising & Event Assistant

The success of any fundraising event relies on the support of our volunteers. We have fundraising events throughout the year, including stalls at summer and Christmas fairs, supermarket bag packs and collections. 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. However, if you are able to volunteer regularly, there are lots of events to get involved in and your role will be very varied, with opportunities to support the Event Organiser either in the office or at the venue.

Opportunity: Charity Shop Volunteer

Why should I volunteer?
• You’ll gain valuable skills to help develop your CV and experience.
• You’ll get the chance to meet people across your community and make new friends
• Volunteering in one of our shops will give you experience such as teamwork, communication and using your initiative.
• The team will be there to support and encourage you to boost your confidence.
• If you or a loved one has been affected by a life limiting illness, it’s a great way to give your time to help a worthwhile cause.
• Its fun - you’ll gain real satisfaction from working as part of a team.

No matter how you choose to get involved, there’s lots of opportunities waiting for you.
You don’t need any experience to volunteer
You just need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy working as part of a team.
There are many different roles within the shop you can choose from and there’s also no minimum time commitment.
The minimum age for volunteering in our shops is 16
If you are aged between 14-16 you may still be able to volunteer in our shops but you must be on a recognised scheme, for example the Duke of Edinburgh or work alongside a parent or guardian.
What do shop volunteers do?
Volunteers are involved in a wide range of roles and day-to-day activities that support the running of each store for two hours or more a week.

Opportunity: Ambassador

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.

Opportunity: 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.