Become A Volunteer!
The Niagara Region Chapter has a wide variety of volunteer roles available; from one-time special events, to year-round planning committees, to working with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - no matter your level of commitment, availability, background or education, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! We also have several co-op opportunities.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form. You MUST be a registered volunteer to sign up for any Niagara Region Chapter volunteer opportunities.
To properly fill out the Electronic Volunteer Application Form, download it, enter your information, save it with your name and email it to email@example.com.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
- Volunteer Librarians (*see Resource Committee job description below for more information) - the Library is only open during office hours (Monday - Thursday, 9am-4pm).
In-office volunteers are greatly welcomed by our small staff. These wonderful volunteers are the folks who keep the office running smoothly by helping with the everyday tasks of cleaning and organizing the office area.
If you are looking for Family Funding hours and find it difficult to volunteer at our evening and weekend events, this is an excellent opportunity to log some hours during the day while the kids are in school.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Assist Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter, or third-party fundraisers, with one-time events (roles include registration, food, set-up, cleanup, etc.).
- Volunteers are needed for our upcoming Trivia Challenge on Friday March 4th. Contact Jordan at email@example.com if you are interested or would like more details about this volunteer opportunity.
Priority will be given to volunteers looking for Family Funding hours.
Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities
The Niagara Region Chapter is comprised of committees that meet once monthly to support strategic initiatives, goals and objectives. Committees involve a commitment of at least one year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Chapter Leadership Council - To set and achieve goals for the entire Chapter in the following areas: finances, programs and services, fundraising/donations, events and community engagement. Nomination forms are available in mid-March. Positions are assigned in late April/early May.
Fundraising & Awareness Committee - Consists of public relations, promotions and marketing of the Chapter and of Annual Events. Includes creative planning of Annual Events, visual design, input into the annual communications plan, website, social media and E-News. Also to support and give direction to fundraising activities including Annual Events, third-party events and the identification of prospects for sponsors and donors.
Resource Committee – Advises Resource Centre materials and activities, including the maintenance and improvement of the in-office library. This also includes the identification of community resources pertinent for our families.
In-Office & Event Volunteers
Program & Camp Volunteers
Please note that hiring for program and camp volunteers begins at least one month before our programs and camp run. Programs run September - December and January - April, and Summer Camp runs July - August. We are unable to offer volunteer positions for Programs and Summer Camp once they have already started. Program volunteers also have a rigorous screening process that includes an interview and police background check because there is transfer of care with the vulnerable sector.
- Acquire job-related skills and improve your resume
- Make new friends and create a meaningful support system
- Get the satisfaction of helping people directly
- Give back to the community and make a difference
- A chance to get out of the house and feel good about yourself
- Learn more about autism spectrum disorders
- Voice your opinion and get involved
- Have fun!
- And much, much more!
If you think you can contribute your skills and time in a way not listed here, let us know! Volunteering from home is also an option with some roles.
For all inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities, co-op opportunities or the volunteer application process, please contact email@example.com.
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