Living with a child’s diagnosis can place considerable strain on the whole family and in recognition of this, the Home Support Volunteer programme was established in 2008 to help families cope with the demands of providing constant care. Home Support Volunteers provide a range of practical and social support to the families of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in the community.
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.
Noah’s Ark takes their responsibility for safeguarding the wellbeing of children seriously. This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Application. 2 references are also required.
Home Support Volunteers are required to complete and return written Support Records following a visit and to attend Supervision (support groups) every 3 months. It is hoped that volunteers can commit to supporting a family for a minimum of 12 months.
We require our Home Support Volunteers to participate in our testing regime of two Lateral Flow tests and one PCR test a week - these are provided by Noah's Ark.
PPE must also be worn whilst on a visit - all PPE is provided by Noah's Ark.