Family Activities Volunteer at Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Becoming a Family Activities Volunteer is a serious commitment but it provides a rewarding opportunity to directly support children with lif

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(5PM - 8PM)
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Hours per week 4 hours
Location Various locations around London.

Purpose of Role:
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.

Opportunities of the role:
• Gain experience working with children
• Gain experience working with people with disabilities
• Build social skills through a variety of interactions
• Develop ability to work as part of a team

Family Days Main activities/tasks include:
• Setting up the room
• Greeting and directing families
• Running activities for family members
• Supporting individual families
• Assisting with refreshments
• Tidying up

Parent Groups Main activities/tasks of this role:
• Assisting with the crèche by playing and reading with babies and toddlers

Sibling Groups Main activities/tasks include:
• Escorting siblings in taxis or on public transport
• Befriending siblings throughout the activities
• Assisting siblings to take part in the activities

These groups are for the brothers and sisters of the children we support. There are two age groups: 6-10 & 11-18.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Groups Main activities/tasks can include:
• Working 1:1 with a child to support them to engage in the activity
• Working alongside our team of Specialist Carers

These groups are for the children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and are divided based on the children’s ages and conditions

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

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

• Volunteer Induction All potential volunteers have to attend one of these sessions before they are able to get involved in any capacity.
• 1st Interview This will take place at the Noah’s Ark Office at a mutually agreeable time.
• Core Module Training Any volunteers wanting to work directly with Noah’s Ark families are required to attend the 2 day training (Saturday and Sunday).
• 2nd Interview A chance to recap on the training and discuss if both parties feel the role is suitable.
• Activities Module Training 2 weekday evenings to prepare volunteers for the specific requirements of the Family Activities Volunteer role
• Safeguarding Module Training 1 morning or 1 evening, depending on the schedule, this helps to ensure the safety of our service.

Training programmes are run at regular intervals throughout the year.

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: • Ability to work well with others • A good understanding of the role and of Noah’s Ark’s expectations of volunteers • Good communication sk

Desirable: • Reliability, commitment and engagement • Initiative and problem-solving skills • A good level of self-awareness


This position has been withdrawn by the organisation.