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Last updated: 22/07/2015 11:07:32

Be an amazing volunteer!

Help people with autism live the life they choose by volunteering your time and effort. Get the satisfaction of making a real difference in people's lives while meeting new people and potentially learning a new skill. From volunteering at an after-school club to informing parents about their child's educational rights, there's plenty you can do to improve the lives of people affected by autism everywhere.

Volunteering opportunities

Activities volunteer (Ladbroke Grove, London)

Location: NAS Ladbroke Grove, London.
Hours: We can be flexible with days and times. A few hours a week between 9am and 3.30pm is ideal.

Administrative assistant (Devon)

Location: Bideford, Devon
Hours: Half a day a week by arrangement

Administrator (Catrine, East Ayrshire)

Location: Catrine, East Ayrshire
Hours: Approx. 10 hours per week

Adult social groups volunteer (Caerleon)

Location: One evening per month in and around the Caerleon/Newport area.
Hours: Wednesday evening between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.

Allotment manager / gardening activity leader

Location: NAS centre allotment in Camden Road, Braunstone, Leicester
Hours: Flexible – approx. six-eight hours per week between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm on weekdays
Closing date: Ongoing

Autism services buddy volunteer (Catrine, Ayrshire)

Location: Catrine, Ayrshire
Hours: Flexible - Approximately 3 hours a month

Befriender, Rochdale

Location: Throughout the borough of Rochdale
Hours: This can be for 2-3 hours once a week, or fortnight. We ask volunteers to make a commitment of at least twelve months.

Branch chair (Calderdale)

Location: Home-based – Calderdale
Hours:  Flexible - roughly 2 hours per week but it depends on the level of activity at the branch

Branch secretary (Newcastle and Gateshead)

Location: Home-based (Newcastle and Gateshead Branch of The National Autistic society).
Hours: The role will be 1-2 hrs a week, dependant on meetings the branch hold and the role will be flexible in working from home and attending local venues in the  Newcastle and Gateshead Branch area.
Closing date: Ongoing.

Branch treasurer volunteer (Neath Port Talbot)

Location: Home based - Neath Port Talbot
Hours: Flexible, approximately one hour per week, depending on activity levels at the branch

Branch treasurer volunteer (Newcastle and Gateshead)

Location: Home based - Newcastle and Gateshead
Hours: Flexible, approximately one hour per week, depending on activity levels at the branch

Branch treasurer volunteer (South Lanarkshire)

Location: Home based - South Lanarkshire.  The volunteer will be required to attend monthly branch meetings.
Hours: Flexible, approximately one hour per week, depending on activity levels at the branch.

Bucket collection organiser volunteer

Location: Various
Time: Around one day a month, usually on a Saturday or Sunday, for four hours 
Closing date: Ongoing

Buddy volunteer, Trafford

Location: Trafford
Time: Two or three hours once a week or once a fortnight, 12 month commitment required
Closing date: Ongoing

Children's club volunteers (Godalming, Reigate, Walton on Thames and Woking)

Location: Godalming, Reigate, Walton on Thames and Woking
Hours: Variable

Committee member (East Ayrshire)

Location: Home-based, East Ayrshire
Hours: The role will be 1-2 hours a week, dependant on meetings the branch hold and the role will be flexible in working from home and attending local venues in the East Ayrshire area.
Closing date: Ongoing.

Community event organiser

Location: Various
Time: Flexible, around 1-2 hours per week 
Closing date: Ongoing

Conference and Events Assistant (Nottingham)

Location: Nottingham
Hours: A few hours a week preferred between Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
Closing date: Ongoing

Conference volunteer (London, Manchester and Birmingham)

Location: London, Manchester and Birmingham
Hours: The timings of the conferences vary – they could be at weekends or on weekdays. The dates are known well in advance.

Cool club volunteer (Wadden, Croydon)

Location: Wadden, Croydon. All our venues are as close to a train station as possible.
Hours: Saturday 10am -1pm, 15 minutes prep and closing time.

Counter-top collection coordinator

Location: Various
Time: Flexible, around 1-2 hours per week 
Closing date: Ongoing

Data entry assistant volunteer (Acton)

Location: NAS Acton service.
Hours: We can be flexible about hours but around 4 hours a week during Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm would be ideal.

Data entry assistant volunteer (Godalming)

Location: NAS Linden House, Godalming, Surrey.
Hours: We can be flexible about hours but around 4 hours a week during Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm would be ideal.

Data entry assistant volunteer (Ladbroke Grove, London)

Location: NAS Ladbroke Grove, London.
Hours: We can be flexible about hours but around 4 hours a week during Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm would be ideal.

Data entry clerk (Tongwynlais)

Location: NAS Cymru, Tongwynlais
Hours: Flexible
Closing date: Ongoing

Data entry volunteer (Leicestershire)

Location: NAS centres at Blaby Road, South Wigston or Edward House in Whetstone
Hours: At times that suit both parties. We can be very flexible about hours but offers of around 4 hours a week would be ideal.
Closing date: Ongoing

Drama session volunteer (Acton, London)

Location: NAS Acton Service, London
Hours: Mondays 2pm - 3pm and/or Fridays 10am - 12pm

Electric guitar volunteer (New Mill Court, Swansea)

Location: New Mill Court, Swansea.

Hours: Flexible - a couple of hours a week between 9am and 3:30pm.

Electronics enthusiast (Rushden, Northants)

Location: NAS Supported living houses in Rushden, Northants
Time: Dates can be flexible and would be agreed between you and your staff contact.  1-3 hours, 2 or 3 times a month would be great initially, but the time commitment would be at your discretion

Email assistant volunteer (Islington, London)

Location: NAS Head office, 391-393 City Road, Islington, London, EC1V 1NG
Hours: A minimum of four hours per week between 9:30-17:00, Monday-Friday

Closing date: 25/09/15

Events volunteer (Sutton)

Location: Sutton and surrounding local areas.
Time: The timing of the events will vary. Many events will take place at weekends, others will take place during the week or in the evenings.

Events volunteer (Wandsworth)

Location: Wandsworth and surrounding local areas.
Time: The timing of the events will vary. Many events will take place at weekends, others will take place during the week or in the evenings.

Events/fundraiser committee member volunteer, Somerset

Location: Somerset, South West England
Time: Committee meetings vary - currently meeting fortnightly

Experienced horticultural volunteer

Location: Bideford, North Devon
Hours: Flexible – within service hours, to be mutually agreed
Closing date: Ongoing

Family supporter (Basingstoke)

Location: Basingstoke
Hours: Two hours a week

Find or form an NAS branch in your area

Location: UK wide
Time: flexible: different roles take different amounts of time
Closing date: ongoing

Front of house assistant volunteer (Head office, London)

Location: NAS Head office, London.
Hours: We ask our volunteers to give a minimum of 4 hours per week during the following days and times:
Mondays 1pm - 5pm
Tuesdays 1pm - 5pm
Thursdays 9:30am - 1.30pm
Fridays 9.30am - 1.30pm

Closing date: Wednesday 9th September

Fun club volunteer (Dover and Deal)

Location: Dover and Deal
Hours: One Saturday every month

Fundraiser volunteer (Lancaster and Morecombe)

Location: Home based for the Lancaster and Morecambe Branch of the National Autistic society.
Hours: The role will be 1 - 2 hours a week, dependant on meetings the branch hold.

Fundraiser volunteer (Sutton)

Location: Sutton or surrounding areas. Home-based.
Hours: Roughly 2-3 hours a week but flexible.

Gallery and retail assistant volunteer (Leicester)

Location: Blaby Rd, South Wigston, Leicester
Hours: Half a day a week - Tuesdays

Games club volunteer (Newbury)

Location: Newbury
Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.  Evenings 7pm - 9pm.  A regular commitment on a rota basis

Games player (Rushden, Northants)

Location: NAS Supported living houses in Rushden, Northants
Time: Dates can be flexible and would be agreed between you and your staff contact.  1-3 hours, 2 or 3 times a month would be great initially, but the time commitment would be at your discretion

Gardener (Devon)

Location: Bideford, Devon
Hours: Flexible within service hours, to be mutually agreed

Gardener volunteer (Rushden, Northants)

Location: The garden is at 253 Wellingborough Road, Rushden, Northants
Time: Timing would be very flexible and arranged between you and your staff contact

Gardener volunteer, Leicester

Location: Camden Road, Braunstone, Leicester
Hours: Flexible – a few hours a week to suit between 8.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays
Closing date: Ongoing

Gardener, East Ayrshire

Location: Catrine, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Hours: 3 hours per week  
Closing date: Once a volunteer has been recruited

Gardener, Newport

Location: Carleon, Newport, Wales
Hours: Flexible - between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm on weekdays

Gardening lead volunteer (Ladbroke Grove, London)

Location: NAS Ladbroke Grove, London.
Hours: We can be flexible with days and times. A few hours a week between 9am and 3.30pm is ideal.

Gardening volunteer (Ladbroke Grove, London)

Location: NAS Ladbroke Grove, London.
Hours: We can be flexible with days and times. A few hours a week between 9am and 3.30pm is ideal.

Group leader volunteer (Shropshire)

Location: Home-based (plus travel to group activites)
Hours: Flexibility on days and the amount of time committed to the role. The majority of group leaders give around 5 hours a week but it depends how active the group is.

Group secretary volunteer (Wandsworth)

Location: Home-based (plus travel to group meetings).
Hours: Flexible - a few hours a week

Group treasurer volunteer (Ballachulish)

Location: Home based, plus travel to branch committee meetings
Hours: Flexible on days and the amount of time committed to the role. The majority of group treasurers give around an hour a week but it depends how active the group is.

Group treasurer volunteer (Wandsworth)

Location: Home based, plus travel to branch committee meetings
Hours: Flexible on days and the amount of time committed to the role. The majority of group treasurers give around an hour a week but it depends how active the group is.

Handyperson (Acton)

Location: NAS Acton Service, Mill Hill Road, London W3 8RR
Hours: Flexible - a few hours between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm on weekdays
Closing date: Ongoing

Helpline Assistant volunteer (Head office, London)

Location: NAS Head office, 391-393 City Road, Islington, London, EC1V 1NG
Hours: A minimum of four hours per week. Specific days and times outlined below.

Closing date: 25 September 2015

Lego club volunteer (Godalming, Surrey)

Location: Godalming, Surrey
Hours: Monday 5:45 - 7:45pm during school terms, plus 15 minutes prep and closing time

Meeting facilitator volunteer (Plymouth)

Location: Plymouth
Hours: Fortnightly on Thursday afternoons. Approximately 5-7pm.

Mentor volunteer, Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Hours: Flexible: Days and times are flexible depending on who you are supporting. We are looking for a commitment of 2-3 hours per week or fortnight for about one year.

Money box coordinator

Location: Various
Time: Flexible, but around 3-4 hours per month
Closing date: Ongoing

Music and singing volunteer (Acton, London)

Location: NAS Acton Service, London

Hours: Mondays between 10am and 3pm

Music session volunteer (Ladbroke Grove, London)

Location: NAS Ladbroke Grove, London.

Hours: We can be flexible with days and times. A few hours a week between 9am and 3.30pm is ideal.

Music session volunteer (New Mill Court, Swansea)

Location: New Mill Court, Swansea.

Hours: We hope to be able to offer a couple of 1 hour afternoon sessions per week - we are flexible regarding the timings of these sessions - usually between 1pm and 3:30pm.

Musician (Devon)

Location: Bideford, Devon
Hours: Up to two hour sessions from time to time, by arrangement
Closing date: Ongoing

Newsletter editor (Aberdeen)

Location: Aberdeen
Hours: Flexible - some from home
Closing date: ongoing

Office admin assistant volunteer, Cardiff

Location: Cardiff
Hours:  Flexible
Closing date: Ongoing

Office administration support volunteer, Neath

Location: Glamorgan House, Neath
Hours: 1 or 2 afternoons per week by arrangement on a Monday and/or Wednesday.

One-Stop Shop event/activity supporter

Location: Aberdeen
Hours: The time spent on this role can be varied and will depend on the volunteer and the identified needs of the group or activity
Closing date: Ongoing

Online chat volunteer (Head office, London)

Location: NAS Head office, 391-393 City Road, Islington, London, EC1V 1NG
Hours: A minimum of four hours per week. Specific days and times outlined below.

Closing date: 25 September 2015

Online web editor volunteer (Wandsworth)

Location: Home based.  There may be the occasional meeting with your branch supervisor so commutable distance from Wandsworth would be beneficial.

Hours: 2-3 hours a week to begin with – whilst we get the website up and running .Then around 3-4 hours a month to keep the website updated and maintained. The days/times are flexible.

Out-of-school club volunteer (Nailsea, Bristol, Bridgwater, South Gloucestershire)

Location & times:
Nailsea: Every Tuesday from 6pm - 9pm;
Bristol: Thursday evenings between 6pm and 9:30pm
Bridgwater: Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 9:30pm
South Gloucestershire: Thursday evenings between 6pm and 9:30pm.

We require a minimum commitment of 6 months for all the Out of school club roles

Person-to-Person supporter (Glasgow)

Location: Glasgow and surrounding areas
Hours: Flexible: once a week for up to half a day
Closing date: Ongoing

Pottery session volunteer (Acton, London)

Location: NAS Acton Service, London

Hours: Wednesdays 1 - 3pm

Service support volunteer (Ladbroke Grove, London)

Location: London wide – mainly in west and north London but may be the occasional trip south of the river.
Hours: Approx 1 day a week – we can be very flexible about days and times but offers of around 4-7 hours a week would be ideal

 

Sessional activity volunteer (Stafford)

Location: Littleworth, Stafford.

Times: Stay and play runs twice a month on a Saturday 10:30am - 12:30pm. The Youth club runs twice a month on a Saturday afternoon, varying from in house at the centre and out and about.

Sewing session volunteer (Acton, London)

Location: NAS Acton Service, Ealing, Hammersmith & W London College, Woodlands Building
Hours: Flexible hours - Monday-Friday 10am-3pm

Social club volunteer (Lambeth)

Location: Stockwell Community Centre (next to Stockwell Tube station)

Time: Mondays 7pm – 9pm

Social club volunteer (Northants)

Location: Social club is based at the Diamonds Centre, Irthlingborough and external activities may be held at Kettering, Wellingborough or Northampton

Time: About 3 hours, once a month would be great

Social group activities volunteer, Newbury

Location: Newbury
Hours: The last Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm.  Sometimes it takes place at a local pub or other local venues.

Social group helper volunteer (Weston-Super-Mare and Brent Knoll)

Location: Weston-Super-Mare and Brent Knoll areas

Time: About three hours, once a month

Social group helper, Dundee

Location: Dundee
Hours: Approximately three hours per month or fortnight. Minimum of one year
Closing date: Ongoing

Social group volunteer (Ayrshire)

Location: Outings take place throughout Ayrshire

Hours: We ask our volunteers to commit to 2 evenings per month, approximately 2 hours per outing.

Social media volunteer (Wandsworth)

Location: Home based.  There may be the occasional meeting with your branch supervisor so commutable distance from Wandsworth would be beneficial.

Hours: Flexible. Typically a few hours a week

Social skills club volunteer (Aldershot, Hampshire)

Location: Aldershot, Hampshire.

Hours: Saturday 10-12 during school terms, plus 15 minutes prep and closing time

Social skills club volunteer (Godalming, Surrey)

Location: Goldaming, Surrey.

Hours: Saturday 10-12 during school terms, plus 15 minutes prep and closing time

Specialist appointment booking volunteer (NAS Head office, London)

Location: NAS Office, City Road, Islington, London.
Hours: A minimum of four hours per week between 9:30-17:00, Monday-Friday
Closing date: 25/09/15

Thomas zip pull coordinator

Location: Various
Time: Around 1-2 hours per week
Closing date: Ongoing

Trampolining club volunteer (Purley Way, Croydon)

Location: Purley Way, Croydon.

Hours: Fridays 4:30 – 6:30pm.


Web editor volunteer (Cardiff)

Location: Home based - Cardiff.

Hours: Flexible – roughly 1 hour a week but it depends on the level of activity at the branch.

Young teens club volunteer (Guildford, Surrey)

Location: Guildford, Surrey. All our venues are as close to a train station as possible

Hours: Monday 6.30-8.30pm during school terms, plus 15 minutes prep and closing time


Youth club helper volunteer, Bideford
Location: East-the-Water, Bideford
Hours: Regular attendance weekly, fortnightly or monthly  
Closing date: Ongoing
Youth club volunteer (Spectrum club, Chepstow)

Location: Central Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Hours: Mondays evenings - time is to be confirmed.

Youth club volunteer, Neath
Location: Glamorgan House, Neath
Hours: Thursday evenings from 5.30pm until 8.30pm  

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