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teers, con­ducts ori­en­ta­tion and in­ter­views for new vol­un­teers, li­aises with par­ents, books chil­dren into work­shops and creates and leads work­shops.

He also works as a tu­tor and is about to start a teach­ing de­gree.

Some might baulk at the lower pay of­fered by char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions but Mr Mr New said a job that made you happy was worth hav­ing.

“I would in­fin­itely pre­fer to be lov­ing ev­ery se­cond of my work­ing day and have a lit­tle less dis­pos­able in­come or time than work a job I hate,’’ he said.

“Over the last 12 months I’ve been work­ing one-onone with two young girls deal­ing with non-speak­ing autism. They come in and write the most ma­ture, beau­ti­ful, heart­break­ing and im­por­tant pieces by point­ing out let­ters one at a time on a let­ter board.

“They’ve brought me to tears many times ... work­ing with them has pro­foundly changed me on a per­sonal level. I can ac­tively see the change we’re mak­ing.”

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