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Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support - Social Wise Youth Worker

Details of the Charity:

Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support is a registered charity which was set up in 1997 by parents and carers within the London Borough of Hillingdon who had a member of their family on the autism spectrum. The Charity first operated from a small portakabin on the grounds of a specialist school in Hillingdon, run by volunteers.  Over the years, HACS has grown from a small grass-roots parent support group to an organisation receiving core funding from the London Borough of Hillingdon and 3 major grant funders, with a team of seven Resource Centre staff members and over 80 Recreation staff. 


Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

We are looking for confident volunteers who are dedicated to supporting autistic people aged between 10-18 years with their social communication. You will learn the different strategies for social communication and get the opportunity to join in with a range of different activities designed to support social communication.

This will include:

  • acting out different social situations
  • supporting young people to engage
  • following requests / instruction from a speech and language therapist

Wednesday's 4pm - 4:45pm or 5pm - 5:45pm 

Will need to attend interview on: Wednesday 22nd Jan and will need to attend training on: Monday 27th January 2pm - 4pm

Skills Required:

  • Confident 
  • Approachable

Additional Benefits:

  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards the Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony in May
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?