Autism Spring Project Volunteer 2022

Recruiter
Kith & Kids
Location
N17 8DX, London (Greater)
Salary
Unpaid Role - Volunteering
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Closes
28 Feb 2022
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
One-off

Our Spring Project
Mon 4th – Fri 8th April, in North London, 9.30am – 5.30pm

We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled Spring Social Development Project.

Volunteers and our members who have disabilities get to know each other as they take part in fun and challenging workshops including sports & games, arts & crafts, cooking and enjoying a day outing in London.

What you'll do
On the project you and a fellow volunteer will be paired with one of our members with a learning disability or autism. You'll support and encourage them to take part in a wide range of activities led by professional therapists and workshop leaders.

Our core activities are sports & games, arts & crafts, drama and music. Previous additional workshops have also included photography, football and cooking and you’ll plan your own exciting outing around London with a fellow volunteer and the Kith & Kids member you're linked with.

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.

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 project runs for 5 days, Mon 4th – Fri 8th April, in North London, 9.30am to 5.30pm.


Everyone gets the most out of the project if you come for the full five days as you'll build a close relationship with the member you'll have been supporting and will create the most impact.

What we can offer you
We can reimburse your travel expenses. We will provide refreshments and small snacks and we encourage you to bring your own packed lunch.
We'll also provide excellent training before the project, and lots of helpful support.

By volunteering on our project, you'll:

  • 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 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?
Volunteers must attend  two training sessions and apply for a free DBS check before taking part.

We'll be running face-to-face training in north London starting on 19th February with lots of other dates to choose from.

In the meantime, we'll be meeting volunteers online from 1st February onwards.

Training will take place in North London – once we have met you online for a chat, we will send you confirmation of our training venue details. 

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