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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.

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.

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.

Role Aim: 

Noah’s Ark opened its first charity shop in November 2011 on Barnet High Street and we have since opened a further two shops - one in Borehamwood and one on Finchley Road (NW3). 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.

Duties: 

? Sorting through the stock donations, ensuring the items that are appropriate for resale

are boxed and put in the appropriate areas ready for delivery to the shops

* Sorting items for recycling if they cannot be sold through the shops

* Steaming clothes

* Responsible for the general upkeep of the warehouse ensuring it is kept tidy and organised

Skills needed: 

? The ability to get on with people and work with the team - both with staff and volunteers

* Friendly and enthusiastic

* Retail experience desirable, but not essential

* Willingness to participate in the relevant training and information update sessions

* An element of the role will involve lifting and moving items

* A commitment to the role, good timekeeping and reliability - ensuring reasonable notice is given if unable to attend allocated shift, training or update session

* Keen to get stuck into a project and not afraid to get your hands dirty!

Training: 

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

* 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 with the relevant Shop Manager (if successful at this stage a first shift will be arranged)

* 1:1 Training Session on first visit to warehouse

Location: 
Unit 12 Gunnels Wood Industrial Estate Gunnels Wood Road Stevenage SG1 2BH
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
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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