Sessional Volunteer

  • VO89536
  • Suitable for groups


REACH Lanarkshire Autism is a charity, which provides activities throughout Lanarkshire for children and young people with Autism.

We are looking for Sessional Workers to provide support to our children and young people, in our weekly activities across Lanarkshire. This is a Sessional post, which means you will only be required to work term time (approximately 40 weeks during the year).

You will be a patient and calm person who is able to stay grounded in challenging situations. The role may be demanding at times but ultimately you have a chance to make a big impact on our young people’s lives. Relevant qualifications and experience are beneficial but not essential, as it is your enthusiasm and willingness to learn that we are after.

This role would be well suited for:

  • people who are students looking for experience or placements
  • people looking to get involved in their local community
  • people looking for personal development opportunities
  • people who enjoy working with with children or young people

If you wish to apply for this post please contact Liz McDonald and ask for an application form, job description and person specification by emailing her at: or you can telephone her on 0141 641 0068.

Successful applicants will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and participate in a staff induction and any training, relevant to the post.

Organisation aims and objectives

REACH was established to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition. We provide a service to families and individuals in need of our support to lead empowered and inclusive lives. REACH provides emotional and practical support and guidance to individuals and families living with an ASD and raises awareness of the condition in the home and in the local and wider community.










Frequency and commitment details

We will be looking for people to commit to a weekly group(s) but number of hours can be discussed with you upon receiving your application.


Experience required: Experience working as part of a team Personal or professional experience with autism or additional support needs Any relevant training or qualifications relating to youth work or the development of young people All applications will be reviewed regardless of experience level.
Travel details: We run groups across North & South Lanarkshire so we can discuss what areas you can access upon receiving your application.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Induction days will be provided for all new volunteers & staff

Last updated 9 hours ago

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