Like many voluntary organisations, Noah’s Ark depends on a group of dedicated volunteers, without whom a lot of our services would not be possible. Noah’s Ark has number of exciting voluntary work opportunities.


Within our counselling service, students who are studying for a diploma or degree in counselling can undertake a placement at Noah’s Ark and gain invaluable counselling hours experience, which is an integral part of any counselling course.

What do I get from being a Noah’s Ark volunteer?

Volunteer counsellors receive:
  • A full induction programme to the work of Noah’s Ark
  • Support from a link worker from Noah’s Ark staff
  • Expenses contribution
  • Varied client work

What do I have to commit to?

Your commitment to your placement at Noah’s Ark will often depend on the requirements of your counselling course. We ask you to commit to seeing three clients a week.


Our Rainbows volunteers are vital to the delivery of the Rainbows peer support programme for children aged 4-10 who are experiencing loss, such as bereavement, parental separation or family breakdown. The groups are run at a number of sites across Calderdale, on a termly basis.

What do I get from being a Noah’s Ark volunteer?

  • Training and induction into the Rainbows programme
  • DBS check
  • Rewarding opportunity to facilitate extraordinary changes in the children

What do I have to commit to?

We ask that you commit to helping at Rainbows one afternoon a week during term-time, for at least a year.