Job details

Adult social group volunteer – Newport Area

Job reference: 03355

Location: Newport

Closing date: Not specified

Interview date (w/c): Not specified

Salary: volunteer

Employment type: Volunteer

Hours per week: Approx 4 once a month

Why we need you

Autism is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates with and relates to people around them. It can be difficult for people with autism to interact with others and form social relationships.

Social groups are a great way to give people on the autism spectrum an opportunity to improve their confidence, self-esteem and reduce isolation through spending time with others in a group setting and accessing social activities in the community.

Volunteers are invited to support the Social Group leader with this very valuable activity

What you will be doing

  • Building up positive relationships with people on the autism spectrum and other volunteers in a group setting.
  • You will be spending time promoting social interaction, through the sharing of activities such as going for a walk, trips to the pub or for a meal, ten-pin bowling etc

Skills experience and qualities needed

  • understanding of autism
  • empathy and understanding
  • open-minded and willing to learn
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • volunteering in a spirit of non-discrimination
  • ability to volunteer as part of a team
  • reliable, consistent, dependable and trustworthy​

When and where

  • one evening per month in and around the Newport area
  • Wednesday evening between 7.00pm and 9.00pm
  • There are two groups (18 – 25 yrs) and (25yrs+)


  • autism awareness/induction training
  • supervision from project manager
  • agreed out of pocket expenses reimbursed

What you could get out of it

  • an opportunity to develop new and existing skills, adding to your CV
  • an opportunity to 'make a difference' and improve the quality of life for someone on the autism spectrum
  • a rewarding experience

We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome

If you have any difficulties with the application process or questions about this role please contact



Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 26/04/2016 10:43:26