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Kith & Kids - Mentor on Autism Employability Project

Details of the Charity:

Kith & Kids is a charity empowering family 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. The organisation provides a variety of volunteer-supported projects and services, offering opportunities to the person with disability to learn new skills and design individual projects that provide them with the much-needed social interaction.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

In this role, you will be supporting individuals with autism to access further education, work experience, and visits to mainstream community opportunities. As a Volunteer Mentor on Autism Employability Project, you will learn a set of skills such as effective communication, empathy and understanding, active listening, adaptability, and problem solving.


Typical duties include:

  • Acting as a mentor to members of the group, conducting an initial assessment to understand the individual's strengths, interests, skills, and goals related to employment
  • Collaborating with members to set short-term and long-term employment-related goals that align with their interests and abilities
  • Assisting the individual to develop a range of life skills such as Maths/English proficiency, independent living, public transport, social skills, sourcing employment, and so on.
  • Helping the individual create or update their CV and cover letter, highlighting their relevant skills and experience

Please note, the Brunel Volunteers team would like you to commit to a minimum of 2-3 months.

Additional Benefits:

  • Volunteering Hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Volunteering achievement recognised on your HEAR Transcript

  • Interested? Apply below:
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