Summer Befrienders for young people with Autism
We are currently looking to recruit volunteer summer befrienders to support families who are on our waiting list for this service over the school summer holidays.
We are asking volunteers to offer around 30 hours over the six weeks (holiday) period, these hours will be flexible with the aim to ensure suitability to both family and volunteer. There will also be a consideration for holidays away.
The volunteer befrienders will help support play or other positive activities that are relevant to the age of the young person. They will aim to help your young person engage with the community, going on local outings where possible, creating a positive relationship or it might just support in the home environment.
Each befriending opportunity is unique and depends on the young person you would be befriending. Here are just a few examples of the types of activities our volunteers get up to with the person they are befriending: Helping them to gain confidence to travel on public transport or buy a drink in a cafe, going on a trip to the cinema, bowling, park or museum….making a cardboard castle…writing a song, dancing, healthy eating and photography….a game of football, swimming or IT games.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference, have fun whilst gaining new skills and experiences.
We are a dynamic organisation, looking to give back to those with Autism and their families and your support if you get involved will be invaluable.
The following is information on our main volunteering role so do get in touch if supporting Autism is an area that interests you and we can arrange an informal meet/call.
You don’t need direct experience of autism to get involved, we provide you with training, resources, out of pocket expenses and ongoing support…and at the end of your volunteering references and certificates of training and experience.