Join Us

Join Us


We are currently looking for two energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled LEGO Therapy programme 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 professional therapist.
  • Help to set up/ tidy up the LEGO blocks
  • Ensure children follow the rules and are safe
  • Challenge them

 

 

Our ultimate aim at LEGO Therapy 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 with the possibility to expand
5-6 pm, weekly for the duration of the programme

 

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
  • Challenge yourself
     

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:

  • Communication
  • Autism
  • Supporting emotions
  • Safeguarding
  • LEGO Therapy

 

 

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?