Autism Summer Camp Volunteer 2019

Recruiter
Kith & Kids
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Unpaid - Volunteer role
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
11 Aug 2019
Interests
Disability
Hours per month
Over 40 hours
Expenses
Unpaid
Commitment
One-off

About Kith & Kids
We provide activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings.
For all our projects and activities we are dependent on volunteers.

Our Summer Camp
Sunday 18th – Sunday 25th August near Guildford, Surrey.

We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to join us on our action packed residential Summer Camp. On the camp you will be supporting one of our members with a disability to have a holiday they won’t forget.
 

What you'll do

On the camp you and two fellow volunteers will support one of our members with a learning disability or autism for the 8 days. You’ll support and encourage them to take part in lots of exciting activities such as; camp fires, treasure trails, swimming, night time activities, day trips to the seaside and much more. You’ll also help our members with their day-to-day routines and preparing our meals.

Not only is it a week full of fun and games for you and our members, you are a vital part in supporting them to develop their social skills in a day to day environment and of course, a fantastic holiday for our members!

Come along and get involved!

Male volunteers especially welcome (we need more)!!

Requirements

What you need
You do not need experience. Full disability 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 18.

How much time?
The Camp runs for 8 days, Sunday 18th – Sunday 25th August, staring and finishing in Tottenham, London.

What we can offer you
We can reimburse your travel expenses for your training days. All meals, transportation and accommodation are provided during the camp.
We'll also provide excellent training before the camp, and lots of helpful support throughout.

By volunteering on our camp you'll 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 two training days and complete a free DBS check before you begin volunteering.

This is a great opportunity to get to know everyone at Kith & Kids: your fellow volunteers, some of our members you will be working with, and also gives the opportunity to develop some new skills and expand your knowledge in our workshops.

Topics we cover include:

  • Communication
  • Autism
  • Supporting emotions
  • Safeguarding
  • Creativity & Participation
  • Epilepsy
     

When do I need to come?
Please follow the training options below:

Session A: (Please choose one of three dates)

Sunday 23rd June, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Or

Wednesday 10th July, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Or

Saturday 13th July, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Session B: Please attend our Meet & Greet. A great chance to meet the volunteers and the members you’ll be working with.

Sunday 11th August, 10am – 4:30pm

All training takes place at Ermine Community Hub, 2 Ermine Road, N15 6DB

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