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Volunteer Club Assistant

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Volunteer Club Assistant

Galway Autism Partnership

Galway

At a Glance

  • Start Date:08/09/2018
  • End Date:31/05/2019
  • Closing date:31/05/2019
  • Post Updated:07/09/2018
  • Min Hours:2 hours per week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Garda Vetting (through GAP), brief interview with GAP Coordinator, References

Description

Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) is a community based Charity that provides much needed support and services for children, young people, and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their friends, and family.

GAP is looking to support as many people living with Autism as we can - to do this we rely on the help of our Volunteers.

By helping out for just 2 - 3 hours a week in one of our Clubs or Camps, you can make a huge impact on the lives of families living with Autism. No experience working with Autistic people is required - we need Volunteers who are reliable, responsible and caring. Ability to have fun, play and get involved is a must!

Comprehensive training and induction will be provided and volunteers will receive supervision - this is a great opportunity to expand your skills set, gain experience and meet some wonderful people 

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

No two days are the same at Galway Autism Partnership! Volunteers will be expected to assist and supervise children and young people of all ages and abilities in clubs and camps.

All clubs and camps will be led by a Facilitator who designs activities and supervise our Volunteer Club Assistants. Your role could involve organising games, sports and activities, escorting groups on day trips and community visits, chatting and sharing your time with members and supporting people in whatever way allows them to access the most out of an event. 

Facilitators will be present to ensure that you feel safe, supported and can answer any questions that you might have. A Volunteer Club Assistant is there to make sure that participants are safe, happy and having fun. 

Skills required for this role:

Strong communication skills - English as a first language is NOT a requirment as non-verbal communication is very important

Team working skills

Humour

Kindness

Open-mindedness

Generosity

Responsibiltiy 

Reliability

Appreciation of individual differences

Any individual skills and talents you are willing to share with a group are appreciated!

Details of time commitment needed for role:
We ask that Volunteers make themselves available for 2 - 3 hours a week if possible ( we understand that you are not going to be available EVERY week - we are flexible!) Saturday mornings 10 - 12:30 pm Saturday afternoons 1 - 3:30 pm Sunday mornings 10 - 12:30 pm Some weekday evenings

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
We ask potential Volunteers to provide us with 2 X References and to complete a brief 25 minute phone interview to assess suitability

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Aisling Colreavy

Address: Galway Autism Partnership, Tigh Ronain, 36, Laurel Park, Newcastle, Galway city

Website: http://www.galwayautismpartnership.com

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