The Autism Trust UK

                                    
Volunteer Jobs at The Autism Trust UK

We really need people who love being kind and want to help individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis to reach their potential. This could include working in our shop, helping out at fundraising events, helping create crafting projects or assisting in the office with administration. We really need people who are enthusiastic about giving back, to help the charity continue its important work, people who can take part in helping with autism awareness too. We also need practical helpers, a handy person to help with maintenance. Or perhaps you have other skills that may be valuable to us? Please note all volunteers will need to have a DBS check.

Below are descriptions detailing some of the volunteer roles we have available - Perhaps one of them would suit your skills and experience?

 Shop Volunteer

To work in the shop, sorting stock, working on the till and helping out to raise vital
money for the local branch. Key activities would include:

  • Receiving and helping to process the artist’s art & crafts products.
  • Working with the shop manager to determine pricing.
  • Arranging shelves and displays.
  • Working on the till, serving customers.
  • Advising customers and working alongside other volunteers.

Location: 12a-18a Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey.GU15 3SP
Number of Vacancies: 2-3
Period of Volunteering: Ongoing
Time Commitment: Any hours between Tues- Fri 9am – 4pm, but some rare weekend days. Helping at fund raisers and open days where you wish.
Prerequisites: No experience required, develop your skills, meet people and have fun.
Training: Dependent upon current skills/experience, training will be given.

Office Volunteer

We are looking for someone who can help on a regular basis whether that is for half a day/full day 2-3 days per week.

Come and enjoy being part of a team and have the opportunity to become involved in as wide a range of admin activities as you feel able to take on.

  • General word-processing of letters.
  • Answering telephone calls/message taking.
  • Sending and responding to Emails.
  • Copying
  • Filing
  • Scanning

Location: 12a-18a Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey.GU15 3SP
Number of Vacancies: 2-3
Period of Volunteering: Ongoing
Time Commitment: Any hours between Tues- Fri 9am – 4pm, but some rare weekend days. Helping at fund raisers and open days where you wish.
Prerequisites: Hopefully some of your office skills can be developed to help us be at our best.
Training: Dependent upon current skills/experience, training will be given on areas that you do not know.

Fund Raiser Volunteer

As a fundraising volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to get involved in some really rewarding activities, where you can meet new people, gain new skills and experience, while helping raise vital funds for our work with young people with autism and the autism community. You will be helping our lead fund-raiser in gaining vital funds to help keep the charity running.

Come and be a very important person in our charity.

Location: 12a-18a Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey.GU15 3SP
Number of Vacancies: 1-2
Period of Volunteering: Ongoing
Time Commitment: Any hours between Tues- Fri 9am – 4pm, but some rare weekend days. Helping at fund raisers and open days where you wish.
Prerequisites: No experience required, develop your skills, meet people and have fun.
Training: Dependent upon current skills/experience, training will be given.

ASDAN Assistant Volunteer                        

ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.

We are a centre for the ASDAN Employability Qualification, ran specifically for individuals with an autism spectrum condition.

We are looking for someone to come and help co-ordinate the materials and to help recruitment for the employability course. Preferably Fridays 9-4pm or other days is wish.

Location: 12a-18a Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey.GU15 3SP
Number of Vacancies: 1
Period of Volunteering: Ongoing
Time Commitment: Fri 9am – 4pm

Prerequisites: No experience required, develop your skills, meet people and have fun.
Training: Dependent upon current skills/experience, training will be given.

Learning Support Buddy

We need good learning support buddies who can be supportive, caring, patient and flexible. We need people who can encourage and supports individuals on the spectrum, who have empathy, but can help to promote and support independent thinking on a one-to-one basis with a particular individual that needs help. Regular attendance is a must in this volunteer position so as to create trust and consistency.

Location: 12a-18a Princess Way, Camberley, Surrey.GU15 3SP
Number of Vacancies: 1-2
Period of Volunteering: Ongoing
Time Commitment: Between Tues - Fri 9am – 4pm, specific times in accordance with times of attendance of the individual with and autism spectrum condition.

Prerequisites: No experience required, develop your skills whilst supporting a young person.
Training: Dependent upon current skills/experience, training will be given.

General Volunteer

Occasionally we have volunteering opportunities that are different from other charitable organisations, can you help out at our monthly Coffee & Support Mornings, or are you creative and can support Craft and Lego Clubs for autism families in the holidays. Would you like to help at pop up shop or craft stall where we sell Polly’s Place products. Or could you help with fund raising event or projects - we need people for all kinds of roles. And you'll join a friendly team at the heart of the autism community.

As a volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to get involved in some really rewarding activities, where you can meet new people, gain new skills and experience, while helping raise vital funds for our work with children and young people. 

Contact us for a Volunteer Form and return to the address at the bottom of the form if you feel you can help make a difference.email (mo.wilson@theautismtrust.org.uk) or call 01276 63578.

Welcome

Welcome to The Autism Trust and Polly's Place Shop & Gallery, A Vocational training & support centre for Individuals with autism & families. All products and art are crafted by individuals with autism, or the families and supporters.

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