Volunteering

Youth disability charity Autonomie is seeking volunteer 'buddies' for young people with additional needs

Autonomie

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Belfast-based charity Autonomie is seeking volunteer 'buddies' for Young People with Additional Needs. Help empower young people with additional needs to develop the skills to live independently and achieve their potential and become a 'buddy'.

You’ll be supporting young people aged 16-30 who have additional needs and who are or at risk of becoming socially isolated having left full-time education and not suitable for mainstream further education or training.  

As a ‘buddy’, you and your designated young person can organise catch-ups such as walks, shopping trips, or a coffee and a chat.

Occasionally, you’ll ‘buddy’ or sit with the young person in the evening for a couple of hours in their family home which will give parents and carers a well-deserved breaking from the demands of their caring roles.

Being a ‘buddy’ you would provide structured opportunities to enable the young person to do what all young people should be doing - having fun in the community!

The young people have a variety of complex needs and require various levels of support to participate in most activities.

This volunteer opportunity will require an Enhanced Access NI Check to be carried out due to working with Adults at Risk. 

 

TASKS, ATTRIBUTES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Experience with working with young people with additional needs

  • Flexibility

  • Good communication skills

  • Patient, sensitive and caring

  • Disability aware

 

SKILLS ACQUIRED:

  • Adaptability

  • Communication skills

  • Decision making

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Learning difficulty aide

  • Mental health

  • Mentoring

  • Problem solving

  • Self awareness

  • Time management

  • Youth services experience

 

To apply for this exciting role, please email Sharon Quinn, Family Voice Hub Programme Co-Ordinator at [email protected]

Please include your name, contact telephone number and email address and a member of the team will be in touch.

Closing Date

Monday / 20 December 2021 12:08am
12:08am

Contact Details

To apply for this exciting role, please contact Sharon Quinn, Family Voice Hub Project Co-Ordinator by email at [email protected]

Please include your name, contact telephone number and email address.

Autonomie, Lilac House
4 Sandhurst Road
Belfast
BT71PW
United Kingdom

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund NI