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…

Noah's Ark provides regular Family Activities including Family Days, Parent Groups and Sibling Groups; designed to provide fun and free days out, allowing families the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and to take part in new activities in an accessible environment. Becoming an Activities 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.

Time commitment

The majority of Family Activities take place either at either weekends or during school holidays, and usually last around 6-7 hours in terms of volunteering time. We are currently looking to specifically recruit Family Activities Volunteers who are available to volunteer at events held on weekdays during school holidays.

We ask that Family Activities Volunteers commit to supporting us for a minimum of 12 months, volunteering for at least 1 Activity per quarter – there is no upper limit on the number of activities at which a volunteer can support!

Family Activities Volunteers are required to complete and return written Support Records following an Activity, and to attend Supervision (support groups) run by Noah’s Ark Care Team staff every three months.

Noah’s Ark takes its responsibility for safeguarding the wellbeing of children seriously. This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Application. Two references are also required.
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Wearing PPE:
If volunteering at the Ark we ask all staff, visitors and volunteers over 18 to wear a mask whilst they are in the building
Regular handwashing is also encouraged with hand sanitising stations available throughout the building
Regular testing:
All volunteers in family-facing roles as well as Ark-based roles take part in our regular testing regime of 2 lateral flow tests and 1 PCR test every week
Training is delivered by our Infection Control Nurse and all tests are provided by us (these can be collected from the Ark or sent to your home)

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.