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  • Activities Volunteer
    with Autism Rocks (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO72287 - 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.

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