Hidden Abilities/Living with Aspergers
A project for all students to get involved in research, raising awareness, gaining insight into the world of Asperger’s and creating accessible formats for people with learning difficulties.
Level of Commitment: Once a week during term time, not including exam period. All activities will be based remotely.
Befriending project -
Level of commitment: 2 hours a week during term time, not including exam period
Looking for patient and enthusiastic volunteers who will be asked to befriend children and adults with learning difficulties.
The scheme will involve weekly meet ups in person with your matched individual. Initial conversations will take place over skype before you meet in person to ensure you are comfortable with everything first.
When volunteering with children a parent will always be present.
Volunteers will help build the individual’s confidence, social skills, play games, walks and other activities which best suit yourself and the individual.
Volunteers will receive safeguarding training and will be supported by the Hidden abilities team throughout their volunteering experience.
Volunteers will need to complete a DBS check before volunteering for this role.
Aspergers talks - Event Planning
Level of commitment: 2 hours a week, working from home except for attending the monthly event. Not including exam period
Looking for enthusiastic and organised volunteers who will be willing to volunteer their time to help organise and promote our Hidden Abilities events. Our events will be held on a monthly basis either in person or virtually depending on circumstances.
Our monthly event will be open to all Cardiff University students and personnel and will aim to promote awareness and understanding of Aspergers syndrome and other related conditions.
Volunteers will help organise and promote the informative talks. In addition, volunteers will also have the opportunity to be a part of the talks if they want to.
Volunteers will be able to gain invaluable experience working with people with Aspergers and developing their organisational skills.
We will also have one off project’s that volunteers can get involved in such as creating content for our social media pages. These one-off projects will be advertised on our volunteering Facebook page @HiddenAbilitiesStudentProject
No prior experience of neurodiversity needed.
For more information, please contact Jade@hiddenabilities.co.uk
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