Monday Night Social Club Volunteer

  • VO98248


The Monday Night Social Club has just launched and the group are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run their sessions. The club is open to anyone who has a leardning disability or is autistic and aims to reduce social isolation and support the building of life skills for these members of our community. The group is organised and facilitated by Outreach Staff who sit within social work day services, in consultation with the group members. The group organise activities like karaoke nights, disco nights, movie nights and bingo and quiz evenings.










The group currently meet at St. David’s Church in Kirkintilloch on Monday evenings between 6-8pm, although support from volunteers would be required from 5.30-8.30pm. We are also in the process of starting to plan for a similar social club which would be based through at The Allander Resource Centre and welcome anyone who would be interested in volunteering through that end of the authority too.


Experience required: Good communication and listening skills are essential. An interest in supporting autistic community members and community members with a learning disability to become more independent. Attitudes: Empathy with people who have disability. Patience, kindness and tolerance. An understanding of the potential of arts and crafts, pamper sessions and social outings have on women with additional considerations. Experience of working with disabled adults and young people would be helpful.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: The volunteer will have the opportunity to attend the group as an observer before officially starting in their position. They will be shown what is involved in preparation for the group as well as how the group is facilitated each month, and debriefing afterwards to answer any questions. They will also be able to have ongoing communication with the group facilitator should any issues or questions arise throughout their involvement with the group. They will also have regular check-ins with the Team Leader. They will also be offered free Autism Awareness training, Disability Awareness, and Adult Protection (not exhaustive list).