for the Autistic is looking for volunteers to assist adults with autism
in a wide variety of domains including:
and accompaniment in leisure activities (i.e. sports activities at the
experiences on campus (i.e. dog walking, Library, collating, or working
with plants at the Arboretum)
activities on-campus and in the community (such as swimming, fitness, squash,
Support in non-credit
or credit courses
have any other ideas or areas of interest that you would like to pursue
your ideas are very welcome!
with autism has special interest for students who may plan future careers
Music or Art Therapy
in other fields also find volunteering with people with autism to be most
interesting and personally rewarding. GSA also provides letters of reference
attesting to volunteer service.
is flexible, but we ask that you be a consistent presence in the individual’s
life. Students will play a vital role as friends for individuals with autism,
through building community awareness and helping to decrease barriers to
people with disabilities.
If you have
any further questions please feel free to contact Stacey
Johnson or Elizabeth
Check the Ontario
Adult Autism Research and Support Network’s website for more information
and opportunities for volunteering at OAARSN
Click on the Communications button on the main page, then on Volunteering.
Or click directly on:
Volunteer? - Catherine Ferguson's account of volunteering
message - Why volunteers matter, by Andrew who has autism
Volunteer Application form
of Volunteering with GSA