Resources for Autism is a registered charity. We provide practical services for children and adults with a diagnosis of autism and for those who love and care for them. We need volunteers to provide a supportive and positive relationship to autistic young people to help them build confidence and self-esteem, learn new skills, feel less isolated, work towards goals and access their local community. This is a very rewarding role and a great opportunity to make a real positive difference.

Role responsibilities:
Giving one-to-one mentoring support to a young autistic person. This support may include having fun and exploring new interests, engaging in practical activities at the service user’s home and/or in their community, and supporting the development of confidence, self-esteem, and life skills.

Person specification:
Previous experience of working with people with additional needs is not required. We are, however, looking for the following qualities and skills:
1. Reliability
2. Resilience
3. Enthusiasm
4. A creative approach to ideas for practical activities and solving problems
5. A non-judgemental approach
6. Effective communication skills
7. A professional approach to volunteering
8. Confidence in working with new people and situations

Duration:
Volunteers will need to be available for around 2 hours a week for 6 months. Mentoring can be flexible dependent on the service user, and may take place on weekdays, weekends or evenings.

How to apply:
Contact Helen Thompson (volunteer manager) at [email protected]rcesforautism.org.uk or call 07791403395
Alternatively you can apply on the Resources for Autism website, under Recruitment , Volunteering: https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/volunteering/