Volunteering with Wirral Ark

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 put together a list of some of the key roles that we feel we could benefit from support from volunteers below. 

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. 

If you are interested in applying for a role, please complete the following form and send it back to us, Volunteer Registration Form.



At the current time we are looking for volunteers for the following roles.

Hostel reception – helping out at the front of house at our main hostel, you’ll be meeting clients, helping out support team and getting a look at the work we do day to day

Hostel Reception (54 downloads)


Activities Volunteer – working with our activities coordinator, the supporting volunteer will help deliver our arts, music, training and coaching sessions at Mary Cole House

Activities and Engagement Volunteer (35 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 (21 downloads)


Gardening Volunteer – we have a number of outdoor spaces that we need to tidy and trim, to enhance the atmosphere our our projects. Often working from your own steam, this role requires a green fingered volunteer.

Gardening Volunteers (25 downloads)


Kitchen Volunteer – our main hostel provides three meals a day. Volunteers are used to help make and serve food, alongside helping clean the kitchen and dining space.

Kitchen Volunteer (46 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.

Maintenance Volunteer (25 downloads)


Outdoor events volunteer – throughout the year we do larger fundr

Outdoor events volunteer (28 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. Volunteering here will enable you to get involved in the refurbishment as well as join a friendly group enjoying the work.

Wirral Ark Dinghies Workshop Volunteer (34 downloads)