A Volunteer Co-ordinator’s introduction to Neurodiversity
Join us at this Volunteer Co-ordinator Network meeting where we will look at how to involve and support volunteers who are Neurodiverse. The session aims to define what is meant by Neurodiversity, explore the barriers to engagement often facing individuals, help raise awareness of the various related conditions and give you practical advice on how best to recruit, develop and support neurodiverse volunteers on your teams.
Between 15 and 20% of the population are neurodiverse – meaning you are highly likely to come into contact with at least one person with neurodiversity on a daily basis.
At this session we will look at the conditions which fall under this umbrella term – looking at how each condition presents and what that can mean for employers. We will identify the strengths individuals may present with and then explore ways we can work with them to enhance these strengths even further. We will give practical advice on how to support those who are neurodiverse to flourish in the workplace and therefore gain an increased self-esteem and confidence.
There will also be an opportunity to explore this and other topics further with other volunteer coordinators and to raise any issues or concerns you may have about any aspect of volunteer management.
If you have any specific questions you would like to put to the network, please submit these before the meeting.