Spectrum Night Walks Events Volunteer

 

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Organisation Information
National Autistic Society
Opportunity Description

Spectrum Night Walks, our flagship event of World Autism Week, will be taking place on the night of the 4 April 2020. Hundreds of people will be taking to the streets to raise vital funds and awareness of autism to help challenge attitudes and transform lives.

We are looking for fun, enthusiastic people who would be happy to stand for hours at a time, helping to cheer on our dedicated team of walkers!

Volunteers play a vital role in our Spectrum Night Walks. By giving up your time assist in this event you will be helping to create a society that to works for autistic people.

What you will be doing:

There are 3 main volunteer roles available to choose from, but please note that your role may be changed on the night.

  • Registration volunteer – helping to sign people in before the walk
  • Marshall volunteer – showing people where to go on the walk
  • Base volunteer – helping to sell merchandise, give out teas and coffees, assembling goody bag.

We will always try and accommodate your preference of role.

Skills, experience and qualities needed:

  • Along with good communication and interpersonal skills, we ask that you are:
  • Flexible with tasks being asked of you
  • Enthusiastic and supportive with our walkers
  • Able to take direction
  • Willing to volunteer as part of a team.

When and where:
Volunteers will begin at our base for the night, The London Nautical School in Lambeth. All volunteers will be given a safety and event briefing prior to undertaking tasks.

Event date: 4 April 2020

Times: 4.30-11.30pm

Support:

  • We will provide you with a free t-shirt with our logo on, but please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and the task, including comfortable footwear and warm clothing, such as a coat.
  • You will receive briefing information before the start of the event and you will have a member of the events team staff at hand for any questions you have during the night.

What you could get out of it:

  • In return for your valuable help we aim to ensure that volunteering for the National Autistic Society is a fulfilling, worthwhile and a fun experience.
  • You’ll have support from staff, with the opportunity to gain and develop skills and meet other volunteers.

We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.  You must be able to volunteer independently as we are not able to offer one to one support to volunteers

If you have any questions about this role or the application process please contact volunteers@nas.org.uk

Desired Skills
Desired Skills: 
Helping with Events / Stewarding
Outdoor Activities – Sport
Listening Skills
Teamwork
Verbal Communication Skills
Interests
Interests: 
Fundraising
Mental Health
People with Disabilities
Local Events
Practical Considerations
Is a driving licence required?: 
No
Is this opportunity at a location with full disabled access?: 
No
When are Volunteers required?
Afternoon: 
Sunday
Evening: 
Sunday


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