Closing Date: 31 July 2021
Interview date (w/c): n/a
Salary (or hourly rate): volunteer
Contract Type: Volunteer
Hours per week: Approx 10 hours per month
Who we are:
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.
We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
Why we need you
The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
The Stafford branch of the National Autistic Society provides support to people on the autistic spectrum, their carers and autism professionals in Stafford and the surrounding area. We are staffed entirely by volunteers with advice and support from the national charity.
The Stafford branch of the National Autistic Society is currently looking for volunteers to support activities such as: play and crafts at our stay and play club for younger autistic children; activities and outings for young people during Youth Club; activities and outings for young adults at our Social Club; support a soft play session weekly in term time. The clubs usually meet once a month, the soft play session every Wednesday in term time.
What you will be doing
Skills qualities and experience useful for the role (but not essential)
When and where
*The Soft Play session attendance can be negotiated and is not a mandatory element of the role due to timing
What you could get out of it
We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum.
You need to live locally to do this role.
We process applications as we receive them, we will close the role when we recruit a suitable volunteer, consequently the role may close before the advertised closing date.
If you have any questions about this role or the application process please contact email@example.com