Here at Autism Support UK we care just as much about the siblings of the children that attend.
Therefore, we have opened a playroom for their siblings at our Saturday Club in Bolton.
It’s extremely important that siblings get some them time, able to play and make friends, choose games and be able to relax in a safe environment – while their brother or sister is in session. We create a place for them to enjoy games, making dens, arts and crafts etc
Many siblings of those with a diagnosis do have to fit in with that child’s needs – and some outings- games- and fun activities are simply not possible – so at Saturday Club we want our siblings to have free rein, make choices and have lots of fun – to do so we need volunteers!
Volunteers are needed to support siblings on Saturdays starting the 14th October – for 10 Saturdays until the 16th Dec! 9-3pm at Essa Academy.
The siblings are all different ages , some may have SEN needs others not, so SEN experience would be good but not essential as you will be fully supported by your Playroom Manager.
We are looking for motivated energetic volunteers
You will be part of a huge team at ASUK and volunteers will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the 10 Saturday's - It’s lots of fun and can also be a great placement for Childcare students - great for experience in childcare and to add to your CV as it shows dedication commitment and versatility to age groups or for those who just want to give something back to these brave young carers.
Anyone fulfilling the role can also request a reference after completing the full 1O Saturdays
Please fill out the below application if you are fun – energetic & you have 10 days that you can offer to help and support siblings that give up so much to help and care for their brother/sisters.
We Look forward to hearing from you soon!.