Adult Friendship scheme (AFS – Harlow & Uttlesford)

The adult friendship scheme operates in both the Uttlesford and Harlow area. The AFS volunteers are needed to help staff to support our members to access leisure and social activities in the local area. Most of the activities occur in the evenings and the commitment can be anything from 2 hours a month. We also have volunteering opportunities as 1 to 1 befrienders.

Accuro Cool Connections

The weekly youth group is open to young people aged 11-19 who have autistic spectrum disorder and who live in Harlow or the surrounding areas. The youth group runs on a Monday evening from 7pm-9pm. Our volunteers are there to support, socialise and assist member at the club.

Loughton Youth Group

The youth club is open to young people aged 11-19 who live with the Epping district area, the youth club runs on a Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm in Loughton. We are recruiting volunteers to assist and support our members at the club and also have volunteering opportunities within our 1:1 befriending scheme.

Saturday Play Club

This club is provided for children from 8-16 years of age, with a disability, who live in the Uttlesford area. It is held at Dame Bradbury’s school, in Saffron Walden, on a Saturday from 10am till 2pm. We currently have a small, dedicated team of staff that would really appreciate the help of several volunteers who will enjoy helping out in a fun and rewarding environment.

The Under 19 Project

This youth group runs twice a week, once in Saffron Walden on a Monday from 6.30pm-8.30pm and the other on Wednesday in Dunmow. The club is looking for volunteers to assist and support the members of each group.

E-mail James Harrison, the Volunteer’s Co’ordinator, to be sent out information on volunteering at Accuro and about the schemes we run.