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Interests

  • Children
  • Disability
  • Young People

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People
  • Conservation
  • Creativity
  • Youth Work

The club provides social support during school term for autistic children and young people (aged 5-18 years old).

We need volunteers to come along and help during club sessions.

While Volunteering you will:

  • Help set up the session
  • Support young people in play, life skills, life skills, social and communication activities
  • Participate with young people as their ‘buddies’ where young people can have someone to chat to and try activities
  • Develop and maintaining positive relationships with young people their parents / carers and other professionals involved

We constantly monitor the government guidelines and adhere to them all.

All the necessary PPE will be provided; we provide safety inductions for volunteers including clear social distancing guidelines; risk assessments are in place to protect people and activities;



What skills do I need?

Skills qualities and experience useful (but not essential)for the role 

  • Sense of fun and humour
  • Empathy with the young people who attend the club
  • A calm approach and a patient attitude – young people on the autism spectrum may have difficulty communicating, socialising and thinking of others’ needs.
  • Ability to volunteer as part of a team
  • A knowledge of autism would be ideal, but we offer autism-specific training

Please note, we require a DBS check for this role 


Interests

  • Children
  • Disability
  • Young People

Activities

  • Caring and Helping People
  • Conservation
  • Creativity
  • Youth Work

Details

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When can I volunteer?

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No Yes No No No No No

Availability Details

We need volunteers on Tuesdays, during the term time, from 5:15-7:45pm.

Location

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