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Youth Group Assistant- Sycamore Trust

Closing date: 31 March 2019


Sycamore Trust logoWe are a charity located in East London which supports individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and their families.

Role description: 

We are looking for volunteers to help support young people at our youth group sessions which run Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday (term-time only) from 6pm to 8pm for those aged 8 to 13 and 6.30pm to 8.30pm for those aged 13 and above.
As a volunteer, your role will be to support and encourage the young people to participate in activities, socialise and generally have fun. The youth clubs are in Romford, Rainham and Dagenham. All are in close to public transport links .Activities at the youth club include cooking, arts and crafts, games, dance and drama on-site. We also do off-site to do activities including going to parks, bowling, cinema, golf etc. 
Volunteers will receive training including:
  • First Aid, 
  • Managing Behavior, 
  • Autism Awareness 
  • Safeguarding
On-going support from the Project Manager is provided and out of pocket travel expenses will be re-imbursed. 
If you are interested in health and social care related services or youth related work or activities and want to make a significant difference to the lives of children and families living with autistic spectrum disorders why not get in touch?

Other information: 

Age: 16+

Application procedure:complete an application form, provide 2 references, have an interview, have a Disclosure and Barring Service check

Skills and qualifications needed:

  • Commitment (you should be able to commit for at least 3 hours a week, for 1 year) 
  • Patience
  • Enthusiasm 
  • Understanding of autism or willingness to learn how autism can affect young people
  • Activity or sports skills, creative hobbies that you are prepared to share
  • Availability from 2 hours+


Mon,Tue and Wed Evenings (term-time only)

Type of activity: 

London Borough of RedbridgeNHS Redbridge Clinical Commissioing GroupLondon CouncilsMayor of LondonEuropean Social FundSkills Funding Agency  Big Lottery