Committee Member Volunteer Cornwall Branch
National Autistic Society
Cornwall, United Kingdom
6d ago

Committee Member Volunteer Cornwall Branch

Who we are :

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers.

Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-

friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

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.

We have a couple of people interested in setting up a branch in the Newham area but they are looking for additional volunteers to help them form a committee.

What you will be doing

  • There are several roles on offer depending on your skills and how much time you are willing to offer. You could;
  • Act as a leader and coordinator for the branch
  • Look after the branch finances
  • Take responsibility for organising committee meetings and taking notes at committee meetings.
  • Ensure that the branch is a safe place for children and vulnerable adults and is complying with NAS policies
  • Organise branch fundraising activities
  • Write a newsletter for the branch members
  • Organise group outings and activities for Branch Members
  • Be responsible for the campaigning the branch does
  • Organise PR for the branch including running a website
  • Be responsible for the refreshments at events
  • There are lots of ways you could be involved, if you are interested, contact us for more information.

    Skills qualities and experience needed

  • Dependant on the role chosen.
  • Supportive of the NAS
  • Ability to listen and involve others in the group
  • Cornwall area
  • Approx 2 hours per week this is flexible and may vary from week to week
  • Home based (plus travel to branch activities)
  • Support

  • Designated Branch Support Officer to answer any queries and support you with the day to day running of the branch.
  • Written guidance on a range of branch activities
  • Various training courses relevant to running a branch
  • Insurance cover for all branch activities
  • Expenses covered for attendance at any event organised by the branch support team.
  • Apply
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