East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Current opportunities

MAGSS (‘Manga, Anime, Gaming and Sci-fi Society’) is a social group for east Dunbartonshire residents (16+) who are autistic and/or have a learning disability. They get together once per month to discuss their interests in a safe space of likeminded people. The meetings take form of informal discussions led by the group themselves to cover a range of topics that are of interest to them. They are hoping to recruit a volunteer to attend each meeting along with the main group facilitator to help guide discussion where needed and offer any support or encouragement that they might need to enable to them to take part.

The Spectrum Film Club is a monthly inclusive cinema night for autistic people (and associated neurodiverse conditions). The films are picked by a committee of local autistic residents who have also overseen the creation of many resources and adaptions to ensure that the space is autism-friendly and inclusive. The group are hoping to recruit a volunteer to support the main group facilitator in setting up the space for the screenings, as well as providing technical assistance and offering any support to the audience members should they need during their visit.

The Men’s Group will be a new social group for autistic men or men with a learning disability. This will be a safe space in which to talk, take part in meaningful activities and learn life skills. This would be a weekly opportunity to help with this group, taking part in activities that the men are interested in, and possibly working alongside outside organisations to come and give talks.

The Bowling group is made up of 12 people who either or autistic of have a mild-moderate learning disability. The group used to meet on a Wednesday before the pandemic and we are keen to get the group back up and running again. The group would meet on a Tuesday evening 6.30-8.30pm at The Pro Bowl in Kirkintilloch. The group will enjoy two games of bowling and possibly a bite to eat. The volunteer would be expected to help staff facilitate the group, socialise with group members and make sure everyone is having a good time.