The National Autistic Society has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to people on the autism spectrum. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
A couple of people interested in setting up a branch on the Isle of Wight and they are looking for additional volunteers to help them form a committee.
There are several roles on offer depending on your skills and how much time you are willing to offer.
- Act as a leader and coordinator for the branch
- Look after the branch finances
- Take responsibility for organising committee meetings and taking notes at committee meetings.
- Ensure that the branch is a safe place for children and vulnerable adults and is complying with NAS policies
- Organise branch fundraising activities
- Write a newsletter for the branch members
- Organise group outings and activities for Branch Members
- Be responsible for the campaigning the branch does
- Organise PR for the branch including running a website
- Be responsible for the refreshments at events
There are lots of ways you could be involved.
See more here