Friendship Circle Autism coordinator

Humanitas • job opening nr. 13326

Interesting about this job

As volunteer coordinator of the Friendship Circle, you will contribute to the existence of a place where people with autism can meet and do things together, but above all just be themselves.
You will work together with the other counsellors. It is your project, and your understanding of what is needed and how best to shape it is leading. The project coordinator of Humanitas is present in the background to help with practical matters and to think with you when you can't work things out yourself.

Job tasks and duties

The Autism Friendship Circle is a place where adults with autism can meet in a familiar environment. Under the guidance of two to three facilitators -including the coordinator- they have a fun Friday night every other week (in the odd weeks). For instance, the facilitators recently devised an escaperoom, there has been a tour of the Forum, a Crazy 88 will be plotted soon, and most recently two participants also organised a city walk together. The current volunteer coordinator will quit in the summer, so we are looking for a new Volunteer Coordinator for our Autism Friendship Circle.

The position:

  • Recruiting new companions.
  • Maintaining contact with companions.
  • Maintaining contact with participants where necessary.
  • Enrolling new participants.
  • Planning the evenings together with the other supervisors.
  • Contacting Humanitas, such as reserving rooms.
  • Keeping track of income (from membership fees) and expenses.

Job skills and qualities

  • Someone who is good at organising and keeping an overview, while being able to let things go and also give the facilitators space to share and implement ideas.
  • Affinity with the target group.
  • Someone who enjoys coming up with new activities together with others.
  • Someone who expects to commit to the Friendship Circle for at least a year.
  • Some one who can be present at the VK on Friday evenings (approx. between 7 pm and 9.30 pm) in the odd weeks, and also has a few hours per month left for other activities.

Extra information

Job information

Job type Volunteer Work
Services accident insurance, expense allowance, Certificate of Good Conduct is required
Duration indefinite
Hours per week at least 2 hours, max 3 hours
Work hours of your own choosing? No
friday evening
Location Humanitas Pand, soms in overleg op externe locaties

Organisation address and information

Akerkhof ZZ 22
9711 JB Groningen