Sessional Volunteer Care Workers

  • VO36375


Successful candidates will be paired 1:1 or 2:1 with a child/young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition.
Volunteer Care Workers will actively engage with the children and young people attending the playscheme to participate in indoor and outdoor activities, encourage friendships, develop social skills, use imaginative play and enable them to enjoy new experiences. Volunteers will be required to ensure that the young person in their care is safe at all times. Volunteers will also write daily positive and sensitive diaries to parents about the child’s day.
Be aware that playscheme is very active and fast moving so having plenty of energy is a must!

Organisation aims and objectives

Lothian Autistic Society is committed to meaningful participation and choice in all aspects of life for children and young people on the autism spectrum and their families. LAS aims to accomplish its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of members and supporters.










6 hr per day. Monday – Friday during Easter and Summer holidays.


No gender restriction
Experience required: Candidates must be: - eligible to work in the UK; capable of the physically demanding tasks required of the role; organised; able to communicate clearly and effectively; enthusiastic and energetic; willing to get involved.
Travel details: Will be based at a primary school in Livingston (will be confirmed nearer time).
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We will pay expenses for travel and lunches up to £6.50 per day for volunteers and these will be reimbursed each week. Receipts must be provided.
Training details: Candidates will attend a training weekend prior to commenceing playshceme. There will also be time on the set up day for an induction before the children arrive on the 2nd day.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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