Would you like a group to support autistic adults in your area?

Volunteers required at existing groups and proposed areas across Hampshire. If you would like to set up a group please do get in contact with us.

We need friendly and caring people who want to support and facilitate groups for autistic adults in your local community. Our groups are designed to help autistic adults to meet in a welcoming and non-judgmental setting. We need our volunteers to make this happen.

Full training for the role will be provided with a 3 month induction period. All volunteers are required to complete safeguarding and GDPR training on an annual basis. We offer free in-person and online traini´╗┐ng on a quarterly basis. Each group also has a lead member of staff assigned for additional support:

  • Welcome new members to the group and help them settle in
  • Support members to participate in group activities
  • Help make suggestions about new group activities
  • Help send feedback about the group to Autism Hampshire staff
  • Keep an accurate record of attendance at the group
  • Report any concerns to Autism Hampshire staff
  • Offer to make tea and coffee (where applicable)
  • Help with setting up and packing up

Skills

  • No prior experience is required, just the desire to help and to be thoughtful towards our members
  • We do complete DBS checks prior to offering you a volunteering role

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.


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