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Education, support and research for early years autism

Volunteering

Puzzle Centre would not be able to do all that we do without the amazing support of our volunteers.

Below are some ways that you could help Puzzle Centre by volunteering your time and expertise.

 

Become a Community Fundraising Volunteer

As a Community Fundraising Volunteer, you would help Puzzle Centre to raise much-needed funds towards our work, as well as raising awareness of what we do. You can commit as little or as much time as you like. We have a particular need for volunteers who could help with stalls at local fundraising events over the spring and summer months. If this is something you could help with, please click here and the Fundraising Team will be in touch with further details.

For further details please see our Community Fundraising Volunteer role description.

We urgently need volunteers for the following events:

Sunday 9th July 2017: Our Scooterhthon fundraising challenge will take place at Willen Lake in Milton Keynes. We need people to help on the registration desk, be course marshals and supervise the play zone.

Sunday 27th August 2017: Puzzle Centre will have an information and fundraising stall at Swanbourne Music Festival being held at The Betsey Wynne in Swanbourne, Bucks. Can you help on our stall?

Monday 28th August 2017: Puzzle Centre will have an information and fundraising stall at The Winslow Show. Can you help on our stall?

 

Work with the children – various days/hours to suit

Puzzle welcomes volunteers with an interest in working directly with the children at the nursery and/or in helping to support the work of the nursery staff. Those students who are planning a long-term career within education, psychology, speech and language or occupational therapy, medicine or social work can gain valuable work experience. References and an enhanced CRB disclosure is required for this role. Induction and mentoring are given. Training workshops are held every term. Volunteers can work as little as once a week for a few hours.

 

Become a trustee

We have been a charity since 2004 and are still developing and growing. A board of trustees runs the Puzzle Centre Charitable Trust and we are always on the lookout for additional trustees with a passion to help and improve the lives of young children with autism and their families. Trustees meet approximately seven times a year, usually in the evenings. It can be a challenging role but also hugely rewarding.  If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please Click here

 

Gardening and property maintenance

The Puzzle Centre specialist nursery, is blessed with a large garden and grounds in the village of Middle Claydon, near Buckingham. We would welcome a regular or ‘one-off’ garden helper to keep it looking beautiful!

CEOBUCkscc  Fencing

Recently, Bucks County Council Board of Directors, including their CEO Chris Williams (pictured here), spent their voluntary community Team Day at Puzzle and gave the fencing, play and parking areas a much needed lick of paint and prune. Whatever the weather, inside or out, there is always work to be done!