Job details

Woodwork Volunteer at NAS services Somerset
Brent Knoll

Job reference: 03559

Location: Brent Knoll

Closing date: 27/06/2019

Interview date (w/c): Not specified

Salary: Volunteer

Employment type: Volunteer

Hours per week: Approx 4 hours

Why we need you

We are looking for people 18+ who have some spare time and would like to give back time to the local community, by supporting woodwork activities at our centres.

You will need to have qualifications or experience in woodworking.   Ideally you will be creative with resources including recycling.

What you will be doing

  • Supporting our woodworking departments to provide activities for people who attend the centre
  • Provide advice for staff and students on woodworking including correct use of tools etc
  • Helping with the planning of activities
  • Be proactive and encouraging with people at the session to encourage them to develop new skills

Skills experience and qualities needed

We are looking for someone with:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Empathy, understanding and sensitive to the needs of others.
  • Interests in woodwork and qualifications and/or experience
  • Ability to volunteer within the boundaries of NAS policies, eg Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Lone Working etc
  • Reliable, consistent, dependable and trustworthy
  • You will need to provide 2 references and also complete a DBS check

When and where

  • 2-3 hours each week we can be flexible on days and times during the times the centre is open – can include days, evenings or weekends
  • Based at the Centre Somerset or North Somerset centre in Weston Super Mare


  • Induction into the organisation and understanding autism training
  • Access to online training
  • Support from a line manager
  • Agreed expenses paid

What you could get out of it

  • Develop new skills and meet new people
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Satisfaction of making a difference in your local community and to the lives you children on the autism spectrum
  • A worthwhile achievement that you can add to your CV

Whilst we are able to make reasonable adjustments for volunteers you will need to be able to volunteer independently as we are not able to offer one to one support.

We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum

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