AsIAm Youth Leadership Team: Volunteer

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We would like to invite interested adults who would like to volunteer with the AsIAm Youth Leadership Team to a Volunteer Information Event from 3 – 4pm on Monday 11th of June in Saint Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse Street.

Title: Volunteer with the AsIAm Youth Leadership Team

Location: Pearse Street, Dublin

Term: A minimum of one year

About AsIAm: At AsIAm, we aim to provide a one -stop shop for the Autism community in Ireland. From providing the public and those with the condition to a portal of information about Autism, to serving a platform for people with Autism to share their stories and views, to providing a strong voice for the concerns of the community

About the AsIAm Youth Leadership Team: The AsIAm Youth Leadership Team is a group of young autistic people aged between 16 and 25 who support the organisation’s work in building a more inclusive Ireland for the autistic community. We meet once a month on a Saturday in central Dublin to develop the young people advocacy skills to become leaders in the autism community in Ireland.

Volunteer Role: AsIAm are looking for reliable and trustworthy volunteers to help with the AsIAm Youth Leadership Team. If you would like to get involved with AsIAm Youth Leadership Team and make a difference to young people on the autism spectrum, please come along to our Volunteer Information Meeting on the 11th of June.

We are looking for people from health science / youth work backgrounds who are available one Saturday a month to help us facilitate our workshops in a youth worker capacity role.

If you have an interest in autism and the desire to help shape Irish society into a more inclusive community for all then we want to hear from you.

Volunteering Commitment: The Youth Leadership Team meet once a month on a Saturday in Dublin. From time to time you may be asked to participate in some of our events such as our autism exhibition and annual autism conference. As this is a voluntary role the level of participation can vary in line with your existing commitments.

Key Tasks:

  • Facilitate and participate in games, activities and discussions with young people
  • To work as part of the team
  • Attend the group regularly
  • Support the young people with their individual needs.
  • Support the young people in the development of their leadership skills.
  • To respond to situations appropriately as guided by the relevant policy.
  • To respect the views and opinions of young people
  • To observe clear professional boundaries and behave in a manner appropriate to working with young people.

We will provide:

  • Induction Training including training about Autism
  • Supervision and support

For more information please contact the AsIAm Young Engagement and Programmes Officer katie@asiam.ie

Region: 

Dublin 2

Expiry date: 

11/06/18

Date Entered/Updated: 

15/05/18