REACH North West is a Bolton based voluntary community group that champions autistic children, young people and their families.
We provide or run activities for autistic children such as swimming, horse riding and we provide events during the school holidays. We also offer support to our families via get parent carer togethers via our breakfast club.
In addition we also provide practical advice and support for parent/carers
We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short application.
Volunteering at Reach North West is a golden opportunity for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge and gain free invaluable training.
We are looking for volunteer candidates with an interest in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Positive Behaviour support, Autism, Behaviour management and the science of behaviour change who want to gain experience to support parents and their child who has a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition or a learning difficulty. Experience with children and/or psychology experience is beneficial.
The positions are on Saturdays over a 5 week period and all applicants must be enthusiastic and committed. You will receive free teaching training via training days and on the job coaching by Behavioural supervisors and head behaviourist. All volunteer tutors that stay the full term will receive a certificate of participation and attendance to take with you when you complete the 5 week intake.
You will be working alongside other volunteers and exprienced staff and you will help to support approx 24 children with Autism ranging between ages 2yrs old to 15 years old and their parents depending on which course you are on. This will provide you with a rich understanding of the Autism Spectrum working with so many children at Reach North west. Your experience will include data collection.
Many of our new tutor volunteers gain so much experience over many children by volunteering and many return as it's so much fun too! And what a great enhancement to your CV.
REACH North West hire venues and provide access to environments they otherwise may not be able to access such as horse riding, swimming and Santa visits. These activities allow children to socialise with peers in a safe and often differentiated environment.Social Activities
REACH North West provide parent and carers with activities that aim to bring parent and carers together and form a network of support with those that understand. The activities include breakfast club and other get togethers.Parents/Carers