Volunteers Needed

Summer Activity Schemes 2019

Gain valuable experience supporting children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions across different settings and activities.

Autism Bedfordshire summer schemes are fast paced, fun filled action packed days where you will get to see first hand the difference we are able to make for families.

Our volunteers are given the opportunity to develop and increase their skills and experience, supporting their future career pathways.

Location: Bedford and Luton
Scheme weeks: 22nd July - 26th July, 29th July - 2nd August, 5th August - 9th August
Training Day: Saturday 1st June (compulsory)


What we offer: DBS check
                      Uniform
                      Training
                      Volunteer expenses
                      References

To apply please download an application form, date availability form, guidance notes and the roles and responsibilities below. Return your completed form to [email protected]

Date Availability Form

Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

ASW Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Assistant Support Workers – Loads of Autistic Fun in Biggleswade

Part-Time: alternate Saturday mornings during term-time

Volunteer expenses reimbursed

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to provide 1:1 support for autistic children and young people at our LOAF (Loads of Autistic Fun) groups in Biggleswade, Luton and Leighton Buzzard.

Key aspects of the role include: assisting Support Workers in supporting individuals in our care; assisting in setting up safe areas for scheduled activities; promoting social and communication development through stimulating activities appropriate to age range and abilities.

To apply please download an application form, guidance notes and the roles and responsibilities below. Return your completed form to [email protected]

Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

ASW Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Assistant Support Workers – Wanted Fun in Bedford, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard & Luton

Part-Time: once a fortnight on weekday evenings during term-time

Volunteer expenses reimbursed

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic team players to provide 1:1 support for autistic children and young people at our Wanted Fun groups in Bedford, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard and Luton.

Key aspects of the role include: assisting Support Workers in supporting individuals in our care; assisting in setting up safe areas for scheduled activities; promoting social and communication development through stimulating activities appropriate to age and ability.

To apply please download an application form, guidance notes and the roles and responsibilities below. Return your completed form to [email protected]

Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

ASW Roles & Responsibilities

Charity Shop Volunteers

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join our charity shop teams in Bedford and Dunstable.

Supported by our small, friendly team you can get involved in:

  • sorting clothes
  • spotting premium items
  • serving customers
  • pricing goods
  • creating window displays.

 We'll need you to:

  • be friendly and approachable
  • have common sense
  • use your own initiative
  • work as part of a team. 

Previous experience is not necessary as long as you are responsible, enthusiastic and can demonstrate customer service skills.

Training will be provided, and time commitment is flexible. We can reimburse your reasonable local travel expenses for shifts of over 4 hours, and we will be able to provide a reference to prospective employers.

This is a great opportunity to gain and develop your experience in the competitive retail sector, make new friends, and help Autism Bedfordshire provide care and support for people living with the challenges of autistic spectrum conditions.

Position Details

Commitment Level: Regular Volunteering

Location: Bedford and Dunstable

Interests: Shops / Retail

Availability: Flexible

For further information please call 01234 214871 or email: [email protected]

To apply please download an application form, guidance notes and the roles and responsibilities below. Return your completed form to [email protected]

Application Form

Application Form Guidance Notes

Role description

Autism Bedfordshire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults in its care. To ensure that this is achieved we expect all employees to share this commitment and staff working with these vulnerable groups will be recruited and selected in line with safer recruitment policies and practices.