Why we need you
The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to people on the autism spectrum. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
Support groups/ activities are essential for the autistic community seeking support. They provide a safe opportunity for adults to socialise, meet others who also have autism, share their own experiences and listen to others
What you will be doing
Ensure members are informed when there are support groups meetings coming up (via official Branch NAS e-mail, social media or text, for example)
Advertising the support group (posters, leaflets, etc.)
Attending the weekly support group sessions
Sharing information (full training will be given)
Signposting to other support, professionals, organisations etc.
Welcoming new members
Liaising with other volunteers to ensure there is a volunteer present for the duration of the meeting
Accompanying group members in local outings