Empower up volunteer

  • VO98955


Description

Why we want you
Empower up is a programme of support is aimed at autistic young people between the ages of 12 and 19 who are living in Glasgow (and surrounding areas).

Participants will benefit from structured support to build and develop social navigation strategies and confidence. Social groups will also be created to encourage the development of peer friendships. Empower Up will take place over the course of 40 weeks, where participants will access 20 Social Navigation sessions and 20 Social Group sessions. There is also a Scotland Wide online group for young people between the ages of 12 and 15.

What you will be doing
Attending l group sessions
Volunteering with individuals to build their self-coping strategies and promote their self-management.
Talking with individuals, helping them to understand how their autism impacts them.
Building up positive relationships with people autistic people and other volunteers in group settings.
Spending time with / share activities with the group members
Help improve self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth of people at the group
Help individuals to self-manage their own needs on a 1-2-1 basis in a public setting.
Welcoming new members
Accompanying group members in local outings
Keeping in touch with the group leader and notifying if you are unable to attend

Organisation aims and objectives

The National Autistic Society exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

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Frequency and commitment details

The opportunity to volunteer online or in person (or both) Online sessions approx. 1 ½ hours per week In person session approx. 3 hours per week Meet ups in Glasgow. Choose from: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursdays.

Restrictions

Experience required: Understanding of autism Empathy and understanding Open-minded and willing to learn Good communication and Interpersonal skills Good level of self awareness and own needs An ability to volunteer in a group setting, using initiative and common sense. Reliable, consistent, dependable and trustworthy. A broad range of interests would be an advantage but not essential
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed expenses reimbursed
Training details: Access to our elearning modules including autism awareness and safeguarding