National Autistic Society


Social Group Volunteer

ongoing opportunity


Role Description

Why we need you

Support groups are essential for autistic adults seeking support.  They provide a safe opportunity for adults to socialise, meet others who also on the autism spectrum, share their own experiences and listen to others, to help alleviate social isolation.


What you will be doing

  • Attending the support group meetings monthly
  • Getting to know people at the group to build their self-esteem and self-coping strategies 
  • Getting involved in the activities with the group members
  • Welcoming new members
  • Accompanying group members in local outings
  • Keeping in touch with the group leader and notifying if you are unable to attend
  • Attending volunteer meetings


About this organisation

Founded in 1962, we are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Our goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

Since we started the first autism-specific school in the world in 1965, we've been testing out the best ways to support autistic people of all ages. Today we run residential, supported living, community day hubs, outreach, befriending, social groups and employment support services for adults as well as specialist schools, autism centres in mainstream schools and further education support for children and young people.


What could you gain?

  • Improve support to autistic adults in your local area

  • Access free training and learn new skills

  • Meet new people

  • Learn new skills

  • A worthwhile achievement to add to your CV



Kilmarnock or Troon (and surrounding areas)


When can I volunteer?


Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Thursday X X  


Skills/Experience Required

  • Understanding of autism is an advantage but we provide training before you begin volunteering.
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Open-minded and willing to learn
  • An ability to volunteer in a group setting, using initiative and common sense.
  • Reliable, consistent, dependable and trustworthy, to provide stability and consistency to those who attend the group

Requirements for starting the role

You will be asked to complete our online application form, then an informal chat and face to face and online training.  We require 2 references for this role.



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