Auitsm Weekend Club Volunteers

Einmalig · 5 Std
The Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, London N17 8DX, UK
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ZusammenfassungVolunteer on our Weekend Clubs and take part alongside our autistic service-users in fun workshops including: sports and games, arts, music & drama.
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About Kith & Kids

We provide activities, opportunities, information and support for people with a learning disability or autism, their parents and siblings.

For all our projects and activities we are dependent on volunteers.


Our Weekend Clubs

12:30pm to 5.00pm, Fortnightly, alternative Sat/Sun’s during term time, Ermine Road, N15 6DB

We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, to join us on our fantastic fun-filled Weekend club activities.

Volunteers and our members who have disabilities get to know each other as they take part in fun and challenging workshops including sports & games, arts & crafts, cooking and enjoying a day out in London once a term.


What you'll do

On the club you and a fellow volunteer will be paired with one of our members with a learning disability or autism. You'll support and encourage them to take part in a wide range of activities led by professional therapists and workshop leaders.

 

Our ultimate aim at a Kith & Kids’ club is that everybody has lots of fun in an environment in which our members feel safe and relaxed and are able to fully express themselves. We aim that our members receive 2:1 volunteer support. This helps ensure that the sessions have lots of energy and enthusiasm. It also gives new volunteers a chance to learn further support tips from experienced volunteers. 

 

Our weekend clubs also allows our members to develop key skills and relationships in a fun, friendly and safe setting that is individually centered to their needs.

 

Workshops include music, drama, arts & crafts, sports & games and much more. We even enjoy trips out! Recently groups have attended swimming, museums, crazy golf and bowling.

 

Not only is it a week full of fun and games for you and our members, you are a vital part in supporting them to develop their social skills in a day to day environment.

Come along and get involved!

Male volunteers especially welcome (we need more)!!


What you need

You do not need experience. Full disability awareness training will be provided before you begin volunteering with us.

The only requirements we ask of you are enthusiasm, energy and to be open-minded.

Minimum age for volunteers is 16.


How much time?

The clubs run fortnightly, alternative Sat/Sun’s, 12.30pm to 5.00pm in term time only.

The more clubs you do, the more you'll build close relationships with the members you'll be supporting and will create the most impact.


What we can offer you

We can reimburse your travel expenses.

We'll also provide excellent training before the project, and lots of helpful support.


By volunteering on our clubs you'll also:

  • Use and develop your skills
  • Learn something new, get involved in fun activities with others
  • Increase your confidence
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Gain experience for (other) work
  • Give something back to the community
  • Do something fun and satisfying in your spare time
  • Challenge yourself


What about training?

Volunteers must attend at least two training days and complete a free DBS check before you begin volunteering.

This is a great opportunity to get to know everyone at Kith & Kids: your fellow volunteers, some of our members you will be working with, and also gives the opportunity to develop some new skills and expand your knowledge in our workshops.

Topics we cover include:

  • Communication
  • Autism
  • Supporting emotions
  • Safeguarding
  • Creativity & Participation
  • Epilepsy


When do I need to come?

Please follow the training options below:


(Please choose two of three dates)

Sat 21st September, 10am – 12pm

Or

Sun 6th October, 10am – 12pm

Or

Sat 19th October, 10am – 12pm

 

All training takes place at Ermine Community Hub, 2 Ermine Road, N15 6DB

 

For more information please email us at projects@kithandkids.org.uk

Or call us on: 0208 801 7432/07801 234 472.

 

http://www.kithandkids.org.uk/mobile/weekend-clubs.html

 

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Über Kith & Kids

Kith & Kids’ aim is to empower families who have a son or daughter with a learning disability or autism (many also have a physical or sensory disability) to overcome their social exclusion. Founded over 40 years ago by just two sets of parents, we have grown and adapted over the years to the changing needs of families whilst maintaining the quality of our services.

Throughout the year we provide a variety of volunteer-supported projects and services, offering opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, go out and have fun. The person with a disability being the focus of our activities, we design individual needs based projects and services that provide him or her with much needed social interaction and a sense of “normal” life that most of us take for granted.