Support Us Volunteering for Us Volunteering for Us September 2021 Update We are pleased to announce that we have a new face and new plans for the Volunteer Programme at Autism Anglia! Marisa Brennan has been with the charity for 5 years, working in the fundraising, training, events and Human Resources departments in her time, and is now our Volunteer Coordinator. 'I am very much looking forward to reaching out to the local community for volunteers - we have so many areas that people can gain great experience in and we really value the time and dedication that our volunteers provide. There is so much that can come from volunteering - a new vocation, a new lease of life and a new career - we offer training and the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge whilst with the charity. Who knows where your next step may lead you!' Specialist Volunteering Advocacy Roles We are seeking volunteers who have personal or professional experience and knowledge of the below areas:- Education Diagnosis Welfare Rights Housing Health Social Care Please read the Role Description for full details. Role Description for a Volunteer Advocate We are also seeking Volunteers to to support our Information Officer, in directing new enquiries, signposting, collating and recording details on our database. See the below Role Description for full details. Role Description for a Volunteer Information Assistant Click here for the Application Form for both roles Please attend our Volunteer Recruitment Days on the 28th Sept and 2nd Oct to chat with us about these roles as well as general volunteering opportunities. General Volunteering We have potential opportunities in the following areas: Our Events and Fundraising department based at Head Office, Colchester; Our Essex and Norfolk residential settings; Our Supported Living services in Essex; Our specialist Doucecroft School in Colchester; Our Asperger’s social group in Colchester; Our day Opportunities Centres in Colchester and Dereham; Our internal and external training department based at Head Office, Colchester; Our Welfare Benefits team in Colchester. You can find out about these areas of our charity by looking on our website pages and the Doucecroft School website (click at the top right hand corner of the main page) Download & complete our General Volunteer Application Form Please return it to [email protected] We look forward to working with you to help enhance the lives of the autism community.