Stowmarket ASD Saturday Club is fortunate to get support from some wonderful organisations and individuals. As with any community club we rely heavily on volunteers and good will from many other people. A few simple things you can do are:
Working alongside our salaried staff members are a number of equally enthusiastic and valued volunteers. These range from those still at school looking to gain work experience, those who are currently studying A Levels looking for life experience and a useful skill to add to a UCAS or job application form through to those looking to gain important experience in careers such as teaching and child psychology.
We are very lucky to have our volunteers who are given various responsibilities depending on what level of commitment they are comfortable with. We ask they have a DBS (CRB) check and undertake mandatory first aid and safeguarding training. We also offer additional training such as Autism Awareness and offer continued personal development. Having worked for Saturday Club we ensure they gain a quality reference to take with them to their chosen careers or university application.
If you would like to be considered as a volunteer, please send an email to the club coordinator who can arrange for you to visit the clubs.
Saturday Club is run by volunteers, all those who have children with ASD, or their immediate family. One major thing we will always struggle with is getting enough people to help with our fundraising activities.
If you, or anyone you know could help us then please contact us. In the past we have had amazing people jump out of airplanes, abseil, hold quizzes and go for sponsored walks all on our behalf. Another great way to raise money is to hold a raffle for Saturday Club at a work or community event. It makes a huge difference as without our fundraising activities, we simply would not be able to survive.
Learn about ASD
There are no exact figures to show the number of people who have Autism, but the National Autistic Society current estimate 1 in 100 of the population live with an ASD.
There are no exact figures to show the number of people who have Autism, but the National Autistic Society current estimate 1 in 100 of the population live with an ASD. One great way to help us and all those with ASD is to learn about the condition and educate those around you.