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Volunteering Opportunity: VO72287

  • Activities Volunteer
    with Autism Rocks (Fife).

    Created/last updated: 15/02/2024

    About this opportunity:Autism Rocks want to see Fife as a place where people with Autism and their families, are accepted as valued members of the community
     •  Their mission is to promote and provide understanding, acceptance, inclusion, education and support
     •  Their centre in Buckhaven is open Wednesday and Thursday for drop-in sessions from 10am to 1pm, with Friday evenings from 6-8pm for teen/adult sessions and Saturdays for family days from 10
     • 00am- 1
     • 00pm
     •  Within these sessions there are many different activities on offer for service users and their families, including sensory integration, arts and crafts, music therapy, lego therapy
     •  They have a sensory garden that they maintain together giving families the opportunity to learn some new skills
     •  Volunteers are needed to help at any of these times & days
     •  There will always be a Trustee present, and you will help by speaking to family members or service users who might want a chat as well as helping to run/tidy up after the various groups or help to maintain the garden
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:induction would entail a one hour session including volunteer pack, health and safety policy, awareness talk, tour of the facilities copy of PVG policies
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - There is no cost to the volunteer for PVG membership or update. Travel expenses reimbursed.

    Experience required:Volunteers should have an enthusiasm to learn, patience, good listening skills, empathy and good people skills. Ideally, you will have some experience of autism (for example, a family member or friend has autism) or are living with autism.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsAt our Kaleidoscope centre based in Randolph Street, Buckhaven.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.