Volunteering Opportunity in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble for Lancashire TAAG
There are a variety of volunteering opportunities at Lancashire TAAG. Lancashire TAAG is a non-profitable organisation run by parents who have children and young people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/ or ADHD.
By becoming a volunteer you will be part of a lively and enthusiastic team and appropriate training will be provided.
What does TAAG do?
We provide activities for children and young people (aged 8 – 18yrs) who have an ASC/ADHD diagnosis and their siblings, along with monthly support groups for the parents/carers.
What does a volunteer do?
As an Outreach Volunteer you’ll make a real difference to the lives of children and young people by assisting the TAAG team to help support children and young people at various activities to gain confidence, make and maintain friendships, and learn life and social skills.
How can being a volunteer at Lancashire TAAG can benefit you?
This role will give you an opportunity to:
- Develop knowledge of non-profitable organisation run by parents of children and young people who have ASC/ADHD.
- Take on a new challenge and to meet new people.
- Develop new skills and see the difference your support makes to families.
- Be part of a vibrant, enthusiastic team who are passionate about participation and inclusion.
- Gain references and valuable information for future volunteering and employment opportunities.
Lancashire TAAG has been given the opportunity to use “Lancashire Time Credits” to say “thank you” for giving your time to help out your community. You can use Lancashire Time Credits to take part in different activities in around Chorley.
1 hour of volunteering time = 1 time credit (worth 1 hour). Credit can then be spent on various activities from the Lancashire Time Credits Guide.
How much time do I need to give?
Ideally, we’d like you to commit to between 2 – 8 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months but whatever you can do would be great.
What skills/training do I need?
Lancashire TAAG is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. You don’t need to have experience of working with children and young people to volunteer in this role (as training will be given) but ideally, you should be able to demonstrate the following:
- An ability to relate to and empathise with children and young people and their families.
- Good communication skills, especially listening.
- A non-judgemental, patient, positive and supportive attitude.
- Understanding of the importance of TAAG policies and procedures.
- Willingness to undergo a DBS check and provide references.
We expect all our volunteers to be open-minded, enthusiastic, flexible thinkers, innovative and professional.
What training and support will I get?
- Induction and explanation of policies and procedures
- Basic ASC/ADHD awareness
- Shadow a member of the TAAG team initially
How do I apply?
If you are interested volunteering for Lancashire TAAG, please fill in the form below or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and mark FAO Joanne Duncan & Stephanie Sherratt