Job details

Adult social group volunteer – Newport Area

Job reference: 03355

Location: Newport

Closing date: 27/06/2019

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



The closing date for this job has now passed.

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