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Night Walk For Autism - Bristol Events Volunteer

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Why we need you

The walk will be taking place on the night of 17th March.  This is always a popular event for people taking part to raise awareness of autism as well as fundraising through sponsorship. 

We are looking for fun enthusiastic people able to stand for hours at a time.  Happy to be outside in the possible cold (March weather) and speak to any and everyone, making sure that those taking part have the information they need.

All of the routes are in public spaces and are safe for the marshals to stand. 

Volunteers play a vital role in making events happen.

What you will be doing

You will be helping out on a marshalling point, directing those taking part and making sure that they have what they need for the walk to be an enjoyable experience.

No marshal will be left on their own, all will be paired with a member of the logistics company who are all qualified first aiders and have years of events experience.

Marshall will work in shifts during the night, so you won’t be outside all night.

Skills qualities and experience needed

Along with great communication and interpersonal skills, we ask that you are:

  • Comfortable talking to people
  • Flexible and willing to volunteer outdoors (it may be a cold night)
  • Enthusiastic about the National Autistic Society and helping at events
  • Willing to work as part of a team.

When and where

Novotel Bristol, Victoria Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 6HY.

Event date: 17th and 18th March 2018

Times: 7pm-3am (approximately)

Support

We’ll provide essential kit such as a tabard, but you will need to dress appropriately for the conditions and the task.

You will receive briefing information before the start of the event.

You will have a member of the events team staff with you at your marshalling point.

What you could get out of it

In return for your valuable help we aim to ensure that volunteering for the National Autistic Society is a fulfilling, worthwhile and a fun experience.

You’ll have support from staff, with the opportunity to gain and develop skills and meet other volunteers. 

We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome

If you have any questions about this role or the application process please contact volunteers@nas.org.uk

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Night Walk For Autism - Bristol Events Volunteer

Key responsibilities

You will be helping out on a marshalling point, directing those taking part and making sure that they have what they need for the walk to be an enjoyable experience. No marshal will be left on their own, all will be paired with a member of the logistics company who are all qualified first aiders and have years of events experience. Marshall will work in shifts during the night, so you won’t be outside all night.

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  • Confidence
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening

Skill to gain

  • Team Work

When can you do this role/Calendar

Date: 17-03-2018

Start time: 07:00 PM

End time: 03:00 AM

Application deadline: 13-03-2018

Location

Bristol BS1 6HY, UK
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