Wirral Ark has relied on volunteers to deliver our mission ever since we were founded in 1991 as a completely volunteer-run organisation. These days we are far larger than we ever were and employ about 30 staff, but volunteers remain a crucial part of our work. There are volunteer roles suitable for every type of person, every interest and every skill.

We’ve put together a list of some of the key roles that we feel we could benefit from support from volunteers below. Under each role you’ll find a downloadable document which explains a little more about what the role involves.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we are not taking on any volunteers at the moment. Thank you for your interest and we will update this page once circumstances change.

If you’re interested in a role but feel you don’t quite tick every box on the descriptions below, don’t worry, just give us a call and we’ll see if we can find a way you can contribute. 

Hostel Reception

Helping out at the front of house at Mary Cole House, you’ll be meeting clients, helping out the support team and getting a look at the work we do day to day.

Hostel Reception (558 downloads)

Activities Volunteer

Working with our activities coordinator, you will help deliver our arts, music, training and coaching sessions at Mary Cole House, in our dedicated training suite, the Irene Kennedy Centre.

Activities and Engagement Volunteer (387 downloads)

Fundraising Volunteer

Raising funds to do our work is a core part of what we do. In this role you’ll be working with our fundraiser to plan and run activities and events like coffee morning and bucket collections.

Community-Fundraising-Volunteer-2019.pdf (385 downloads)

Gardening Volunteer

We have a number of outdoor spaces that we need to tidy and trim, to enhance the atmosphere of our projects. Often working on your own initiative, this role requires a green fingered volunteer.

Gardening Volunteers (373 downloads)

Kitchen/Chef Volunteer

Our main hostel provides three meals a day. Your role would be to help make and serve food, alongside helping clean the kitchen and dining space.

Kitchen Volunteer (573 downloads)

Maintenance Volunteer

Buildings means maintenance jobs. While the big jobs are handled by professionals, there are always plenty of smaller tasks around the buildings that need taking care of. If you’re hands on and practical, then this may be the role for you

Maintenance Volunteer (331 downloads)

Outdoor Events Volunteer

Throughout the year, we have a rolling calendar of events including Kip on the Kop, Pizza Run and Strictly Come Dancing. For these we need people to register participants, staff help desk, marshal and signpost, sell raffle tickets and much, much more. It all depends on the event as to what is needed. Prior to an event, we also need support in promoting events, getting leaflets and posters out to public places, so if you are mobile and fancy getting out and about for us to spread the word, then do please get in touch.

Outdoor events volunteer (348 downloads)

Wirral Ark Dinghies/Workshop Volunteer

Our innovative dinghies projects is based in a nearby workshop. We refurbish boats and sell them on, with our clients being supported to learn the skills they need in a supportive friendly environment. We also run upcycling and basic DIY and practical skills.

Wirral Ark Dinghies Workshop Volunteer (382 downloads)