We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled Mindful Art and
Explore through Senses for young autistic children.
Where: Caterham on the Hill, 39 Weston Dr, Caterham CR3 5XY
What you will do:
Support and encourage autistic children to take part in activities led by a professional .
Help to set up/ tidy up
Ensure children follow the rules and are safe
Our ultimate aim at our programmes is that everybody has lots of fun in safe, non-judgemental environment. We aim that our members receive 3:1 volunteer support. This helps ensure that the sessions have lots of energy and enthusiasm. It also gives new volunteers a chance to learn further support tips from a workshop leader.
Not only is it an afternoon full of fun for you and our children, you are a vital part in supporting them to develop their social skills in a day to day environment.
Come along and get involved!
This is a great opportunity for young people who see themselves developing career in teaching, SEN, psychology, as it gives you the opportunity to develop new skills and expand your knowledge on autism.
Autistic volunteers especially welcome!
What you need
You do not need experience. Full autism awareness training will be provided before you begin volunteering with us.
The only requirements we ask of you are enthusiasm, energy and to be open-minded.
Minimum age for volunteers is 16.
How much time?
At the moment 1.5 hours per week, Tuesdays or Saturdays - depending on whcih session with the possibility to expand
What we can offer you
We can reimburse your travel expenses.
Provide references to a potential employer
Provide excellent training before the project, and lots of helpful support.
By volunteering with us you will also:
Use and develop your skills
Learn something new, get involved in fun activities with others
Increase your confidence
Meet new people and make friends
Gain experience for (other) work
Give something back to the community
Do something fun and satisfying in your spare time
What about training?
Volunteers must attend at least one training day and complete a free DBS check before you begin volunteering.
Topics we cover include:
Volunteers must attend at least one training day and a DBS check before taking part. Currently the training is delivered via ZOOM, day and time to be agreed.
Does it sound like you?