Level of Commitment: Once a week during term time, not including exam period. All activities will be based remotely.
Accessible Information: This activity gives volunteers the opportunity to research and help create an online communication guide. We believe that organisations and society need a better understanding regarding communication deficits. You will be helping improve the lives of people by offering an insight into how to effectively communicate within the social world.
Social media: Get involved in creating exciting content for our social media pages.
Befriending Scheme - Volunteers: Looking for patient and enthusiastic volunteers who will be asked to befriend students who have learning disabilities or mental health difficulties. The scheme will involve a weekly skype call or another form of communication which the student is comfortable with. Once a month a session will consist of a social activity planned by the volunteers. For now activities will be remote such as zoom quizzes. We are hoping in the future these activities can be bowling, pizza parties etc. Volunteers will be there to help the students with any university questions, general questions, socialising advice, job applications or something else which they may need help with.
The scheme will depend on how many students are interested in receiving this support. As each volunteer will be assigned a student. You will receive training from Cardiff Volunteering and Living with Aspergers.
Befriending Scheme - Students: This scheme offers students who have learning disabilities or mental health difficulties the opportunity to meet and socialise with other students in the same position. The sessions will be run by volunteers on a weekly basis who are on hand via skype or an alternative video chat. The volunteers will be there to help you with any university questions, general questions, socialising advice , job applications or something else which you may need help with.
When you sign up for the project please email Volunteering@cardiff.ac.uk to confirm your interest and whether you have an interest in joining as a 'volunteer' or 'student'.
For more information on any of the schemes included in the Living With Aspergers project please contact Jade@hiddenabilities.co.uk
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