Specialist Care Volunteer

Specialist Care Volunteer

Long term role · 4–6 hrs/Week
Byng Road, Barnet, London Borough of Barnet, EN5 4NP, United Kingdom
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Noah's Ark Children's Hospice
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We are looking for volunteers to support our Specialist Carers in the provision of play and entertainment to children and young people who visit The Ark.

Detailed description

We are looking for volunteers to support our Specialist Carers in the provision of play and entertainment to small groups of children and young people who visit the hospice (The Ark). Volunteers in this role will work closely with a Specialist Carer who will lead and guide all activities. The role will not involve assisting with clinical procedures or administering medication.


Noah’s Ark take 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.

Opportunities of the role:

  • Gain rewarding experience of working directly with children, young people and their families
  • Build knowledge of following delivering structured activities
  • Develop communication sensitivity skills with children and young people in challenging circumstances


Examples of activities include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Playing outside in the playground
  • Sensory play
  • Songs/Music


Qualities / experience / skills needed:

  • Ability to work well with others and able to follow instructions and be part of a team
  • Friendly and outgoing with a good sense of humour
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • A good understanding of the role and of Noah’s Ark’s expectations of volunteers
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliability, commitment and engagement
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • A good level of self-awareness


Experience of working with children, young people or families is desirable but not essential. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds with all sorts of skills.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

We help babies, children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and their families, make the most of every day. And we support those who die young to do so in as much comfort as possible, surrounded by family.