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Kith & Kids

We need volunteers that can support help our members (children and young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities) to have lots of fun and challenge themselves in a host of activities throughout the year! Kith & Kids’ aim is to empower our members and their families to develop new skills, gain greater confidence and overcome social exclusion.

We have an activity to suit the interest and availability of anyone as you can join us on weekends, evenings, weekdays or school holidays. We run a Youth Group, Weekend Club, Social Development Project, Summer Camp, Employment & Life Skills Project for adults with autism and much more!

Application deadline: 
Friday, 12 July 2019
Role Aim: 

We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to join us on our action packed residential Summer Camp. On the camp you will be supporting one of our members with a disability to have a holiday they won’t forget.

Duties: 

On the camp you and two fellow volunteers will support one of our members with a learning disability or autism for the 8 days. You’ll support and encourage them to take part in lots of exciting activities such as; camp fires, treasure trails, swimming, night time activities, day trips to the seaside and much more. You’ll also help our members with their day-to-day routines and preparing our meals.

Not only is it a week full of fun and games for you and our members, you are a vital part in supporting them to develop their social skills in a day to day environment and of course, a fantastic holiday for our members!

Come along and get involved!

Skills needed: 

You do not need experience. Full disability awareness training will be provided before you begin volunteering with us.

The only requirements we ask of you are enthusiasm, energy and to be open-minded.

Minimum age for volunteers is 18.

Training: 

Volunteers must attend two training days and complete a free DBS check before you begin volunteering.

This is a great opportunity to get to know everyone at Kith & Kids: your fellow volunteers, some of our members you will be working with, and also gives the opportunity to develop some new skills and expand your knowledge in our workshops.

Topics we cover include:

• Communication

• Autism

• Supporting emotions

• Safeguarding

• Creativity & Participation

• Epilepsy

When do I need to come?

Please follow the training options below:

Session A: (Please choose one of three dates)

Sunday 23 June, 09:30 – 13:30

Or

Wednesday 10 July, 18:30 – 22:00

Or

Saturday 13 July, 09:30 – 13:30

Session B: Please attend our Meet & Greet. A great chance to meet the volunteers and the members you’ll be working with.

Sunday 11 August, 10:00 – 16:30

All training takes place at Ermine Community Hub, 2 Ermine Road, N15 6DB

Location: 
Training takes place in Seven Sisters, the camp itself is held in Surrey (travel expenses provided).
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
The camp runs from Sunday 18 – 25 August and regular breaks will be given.

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here