Volunteering for NOA


NOA is largely run by volunteers for the local community. The volunteer team is diverse and extremely friendly.  


NOA is able to offer all it does because of the generosity of the volunteers who help out in the following areas. 


The Welcome Desk: Staffed by helpers doing two-hour shifts once a week or fortnight.

The Coffee Bar: Staffed by helpers doing shifts of about two hours once a week or fortnight.

Neighbourly Help: Volunteer drivers and visitors for the housebound and those in need of support.

Administration: With the support of the office staff, the officers and all members of NOA's elected Council along with members of our committees, management, hospitality, finance and general purposes, activities and public relations are all volunteers

Publishing:  NOA News is produced and edited by volunteers.


NOA is always looking for new volunteers. The following are specifically required, but there is always room for volunteers with new ideas. Training and support given for any role.  

Neighbourly Help Coordinator

Do you have a few hours every week to coordinate and develop NOA's Neighbourly Help Scheme? The role involves checking that Neighbourly Help requests are being dealt with, meeting new volunteers for the scheme, matching up requests with available volunteers. There is plenty of scope to develop this wonderful scheme for the local community - it's great experience and the chance to make a difference. Please contact Sarah at NOA if you are interested. 

Coffee bar volunteers needed

Coffee bar - run by volunteers on a 2-hour shift once a week or more. Volunteers serve snacks and drinks through the hatch to passers-by or to people who prefer to come in and sit in the sunny coffee bar area, where there are always fresh flowers on the tables!

Training given

Neighbourly Help

Volunteers visit local people, help with shopping, light gardening, driving to hospital visits - if you have an hour or so to spare or can offer an occassional lift to someone who is unable to drive, please contact NOA. Click here for further information about Neighbourly Help 

Committee Members 

There are plenty of opportunities to become involved in the planning and development of NOA. If you are interested in joining as a committee member on one of NOA's committees, please get in touch. Newcomers with enthusiasm and energy very welcome.

Welcome Desk volunteers needed

Welcome Desk - run by volunteers on a 2-hour shift once a week or more. Volunteers have a friendly greeting, check room bookings, answer queries. Here you can add a short description.

Other Volunteer Roles

  • Writing for the NOA newsletter, NOA News
  • Cooking and preparing lunches for NOA members (training given)
  • Publicity and Marketing 

Please ask at the Welcome Desk or contact the office if you are interested in volunteering. You will be welcomed with open arms!