In this section you can learn about our volunteering opportunities and how you can get involved.

Are you looking to gain new skills, meet new friends and be part of a vibrant fun community? Why not join The Ayr Ark team? We have various volunteer opportunities with a role guaranteed to suit you. We invest in all our volunteers and provide a space for people of all levels and experience. Training is provided for all volunteers so don’t be afraid to try something new. Check out of teams below by hoovering over the images...

Events Team

This opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds and for those who are looking for experience within events.


Volunteers will assist with the running of events and activities, helping with the set-up, social media and marketing of the events, as well as running activities all day. Volunteers should be flexible as events and activities will take place during weekends and evenings.

Want to be part of the planning our Summer programme? If your aged 11-18 years get in touch to find out how you can get involved.  

Café Drift Team

Café Drift is open to the local community and run by our young people. This opportunity will develop your employability skills and work experience. 


All our volunteers are provided with barista training, till training, customer service training and Food Hygiene Level 2 qualification.

Some of your responsibilities will include serving food and drinks, helping prepare café food, processing payments on the till.

Student Placement 

Looking to get experience in a youth work setting? We are open to working with students who require to do a work placement as part of a Youth Work related degree.


We have a partnership with UWS Community Education course, speak to your programme leader or get in touch with us to find out more.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Opportunity to gain a youth qualification (See awards section)

  • Develop employability skills 

  • Enhance your CV

  • Training opportunities

  • Meet new people

  • Gain confidence

  • Volunteer team building days and activities

Apply to become an Ark  Volunteer or to find out more...

Thanks for applying! One of the team will be in touch soon.