Noah’s Ark needs Volunteers to meet a variety of important functions, one of which is to offer bereavement support to children and families. This support might be offered by one-to-one meetings, by staffing a Young People’s Weekend, or by helping to run groups for children and parents.
Although some grieving families do need the help of a counsellor or other professional, others do not. Here at Noah’s Ark we offer help from “lay” supporters in recognition of the fact that bereavement can happen to any of us, and that members of the community can be there for one another.
We are looking for Volunteers to work at two different levels. One level being befrienders who help support children at the Noah’s Ark Residential Weekends aswell as Family Mentors who already have appropriate training and experience, to work alongside Noah’s Ark staff, offering 1:1 support to children and families.
Noah’s Ark needs to ensure that the support we offer to children and their families is of the highest quality, and that our service can be trusted to be professional and reliable. All volunteers will therefore be interviewed, and will be required to attend training and supervision according to the roles they will adopt within the service.
We do hope you will give serious consideration to applying to become a Noah’s Ark Volunteer. We offer you an opportunity to provide a vital service to the community - we also offer you good support, training, supervision, and an opportunity to work as a member of a highly valued team.
We welcome applications from men and women over the age of 18. We would not put anyone forward who is recovering from a significant bereavement or personal loss during the last 2 years.
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