Coffee Club Volunteer - Glasgow

The National Autistic Society
http://www.autism.org.uk
London
04 Apr 2017

Description

Why we need you:

• To facilitate Coffee Club for adults with ASD age 26+
• Create a welcoming environment in local venues for autistic adults to come together and socialise.

What you will be doing:

• To support attendees at the coffee club
• Welcome new members
• Encourage conversations
• Record who has / hasn’t attended
• Help if needed to order and pay for drinks etc
• Look out for changes of appearance / behaviour
• Check client’s are comfortable in environment, work with them to alleviate this

About organisation

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. With the help of our members, supporters and volunteers we provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Around 700,000 people in the UK have autism. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day. From good times to challenging times, The National Autistic Society is there at every stage, to help transform the lives of everyone living with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.

What are they looking for?

Skills, experience and qualities needed:

• Good communication skills
• Awareness of ASD
• Empathetic
• Non judgemental
• Open and approachable
• Work within volunteering guidelines
• Ability to self manage eg time / availability
• Reliable – clients require stability

Additional Info

When and Where:

• 2 hours / week or fortnight
• Glasgow City areas
• • Glasgow Coffee Club is on Tuesdays from 2 until 4pm

Support:

• Induction and volunteer training given
• Reviews and feedback to and from line manager
• Pre determined expenses paid
• Out of hours helpline

What you could get out of it:
• Enhance skills
• New skills
• Induction and volunteer training
• See enhancement of life skills in clients

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