Donating your time can be just as valuable as donating your money.  As a relatively small charity with big ambitions for the families we support, we rely on our brilliant team of volunteers to help us promote events, run our shop and provide admin support in the office. Whatever your background, and however you help, you’ll find that volunteering for the Noah’s Ark Charity is both rewarding and fun.

Volunteering is any activity or service that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that benefits someone else, the local community or the environment.

There are many benefits to volunteering, both for you personally and for the community. It’s a way to gain confidence, learn new skills or putting your existing skills to good use.

Volunteer in our shops

The Noah’s Ark Charity is lucky enough to have two shops, both of which are supported by a friendly team of volunteers.  Our community shop in Birchgrove, Cardiff sells good quality pre-loved items while the one in the children’s hospital foyer sells refreshments, pocket money items and gifts. If you’re a ‘people person’ who’s local to the area and you’d like to donate a few regular hours of your time supporting the charity in this way we’d love to hear from you.  Drop Laura an email at lauram@noahsarkcharity.org or read more about our shops here.

 

Volunteer at events

After two years without them, we’re delighted to say that our ‘in person’ events are back and we really need the support of volunteers to help make them a big success.  Our events are a great opportunity to meet new people and raise awareness of the charity’s work. You could be doing anything from selling raffle tickets to registering event participants. If you want to get involved with challenge events but don’t fancy running a marathon, jumping out of a plane or climbing Everest, then volunteering at a cheering post could be for you.  We couldn’t support our fundraisers without the amazing help of our volunteers ‑ whether that’s through running a cheering post, marshalling a walk or assisting Santa at our Christmas Grotto. Whatever your role, we can guarantee you’ll be helping to put the fun into fundraising. For more information about event volunteering email SamB@noahsarkcharity.org 

 

Volunteer in our office

We can always do with a helping hand at Charity HQ, so if you can spare a couple of hours a week we’d love to hear from you. If you’re looking for some office experience or would just like to donate some of your time, please contact us. To explore opportunities for office volunteering email Kath@noahsarkcharity.org

Alternatively, for all the roles above, fill in our online volunteer form here and somone will get back to you soon.

 

Some of our volunteers

Laura Morgan

Office Admin

What is your name?
Laura Morgan

How long have you been volunteering for Noah’s Ark?
3 months

How did you hear about Noah’s Ark?
Through a friend and reputation

What types of activity are you involved in at Noah’s Ark?
Personal fund raising. I ran the London Marathon for them in 2014 and am running the Cardiff Half Marathon in October this year

Why do you love volunteering at Noah’s Ark?
It is a lovely environment to work in and I like to help out in the office so that we can spread the word about what the charity does faster.

What would you say to someone considering volunteer work at Noah’s Ark?
You should definitely do it if you have the time as it is a rewarding experience and you truly are helping to make a difference to children’s lives Interesting fact about you I enjoy challenges and ran the London Marathon and actually enjoyed it! I have done a sky dive and would love to do it again.

Kate John

General

What is your name?
Kate John

How long have you been volunteering for Noahs Ark?
I have been volunteering about a year now. I started in July 2014

How did you hear about Noah’s Ark?
I had seen their advertisements in the concourse of the heath hospital. I also did a Google search of children’s charities that I could volunteer with. I chose Noah’s Ark because as a new born baby I spent lots of time at the hospital as I had meningitis several times. The first time when I was just 10 days old. My parents thank the nurses and doctors at the time for making me well again.

What types of activity are you involved in at Noah’s Ark?
I have helped out at a variety of different events and day to day activities. These include the Teddy bears picnic, The family fun walk, bucket collections in supermarkets and administration work in the office. I was also involved in running Santa’s Grotto in Ikea last year and hope to do the same again this year.

Why do you love volunteering at NA?
I love volunteering as it feels like I am able to give something back to a place that gave me so much when I was ill. I have had some great times and met some wonderful people. It has opened my eyes to the constant challenges a charity is up against and I love that I can help out, even if a very small contribution. AND IT’S FUN!

Loradana Filice

Office Admin

What is your name?
Loradana Filice

How long have you been volunteering for Noah’s Ark?
I have been volunteering about 2 months. I started in Summer 2015.

How did you hear about Noah’s Ark?
A colleague of my husband volunteered as Father Christmas, at the Christmas Grotto, IKEA Cardiff.

What types of activity are you involved in at Noah’s Ark?
I have helped out at a variety of different events and day to day activities, around fundraising and event promotion. From bucket collections at events to administration work in the office.

Why do you love volunteering at NA?
I love volunteering, it give me that “feel good” feeling. Noah’s Ark Charity is a great cause, making a huge difference to the hospital and its patients.

What would you say to someone considering volunteer work at NA?

Just do it!

Interesting fact about you: 

I’m an avid painter and decorator.