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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Els for Autism Foundation. Volunteers are an essential part of our program and your generous offer of support is greatly appreciated. Please take a few minutes to review the available volunteer positions below. If something fits both your availability and interest, we invite you to click the Volunteer Registration button below and begin the process.

Available Volunteer Positions

Musical Theater Pilot Program Volunteer
Time Commitment:  Thursdays, 4-6 PM
September 6 – December 20, 2018

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 2-4
  • Responsibilities: Assist drama instructions in supporting students during class instruction / Working directly with individuals with autism

After School Tennis Volunteer
Time Commitment:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 3-3:45 PM, 4-4:45 PM, and/or 5-5:45 PM
September 12 – December 12, 2018

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 6-9 (3 per time slot)
  • Responsibilities: Assist tennis instructors in managing, prompting, and modeling instruction for students with autism. Three different age groups: 3-3:45 PM ages 6-10 years old, 4-4:45 PM ages 11-17 years old, 5-5:45 PM ages 18+ years old

After School Golf Volunteer
Time Commitment: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-3:15 PM, 3:15-4 PM, and/or 4:15-5 PM
September 11 – December 13, 2018

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 6-9 (3 per time slot)
  • Responsibilities: Assist golf instructors in managing, prompting, and modeling instruction for students with autism. Three different age groups: 2:30-3:15 PM ages 18+ years old, 3:15-4 PM ages 5-10 years old, 4:15-5 PM ages 11-17 years old

After School Soccer Volunteer
Time Commitment: Fridays, 3:15-4 PM or 4:15-5 PM
September 14 – December 14, 2018

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 10-15
  • Responsibilities: Assist coaches with setup, stations, peer buddies, ball retrieving, and drill managing. Assist golf instructors in managing, prompting, and modeling instruction for students with autism. Current age groups: 3:15-4 PM ages 6-11 years old, 4:15-5 PM ages 12-17 years old.

After School Dance Volunteer
Time Commitment: Tuesdays, 3:15-4 PM
September 11 – December 11, 2018

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 2-3
  • Responsibilities: Assist dance instructor in managing, prompting, and modeling instruction for students with autism ages 6-17 years

Music Group Volunteer
Time Commitment: Wednesdays, 3-3:45 PM, 4-4:45 PM, 5-5:45 PM
September 12 – December 12, 2018

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 2 per group
  • Responsibilities: Assist music therapist in managing, prompting, and modeling instruction for students with autism. Three different age groups: 3-3:45 PM ages 18+ years old, 4-4:45 PM ages 5-10 years old, 5-5;45 PM ages 11-17 years old

CONNECT Mentor Program (Adult Services Program)
Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per month
September 17, 2018 – June 2019

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 4 FULL
  • Please email emily.grosso@elsforautism.org for more information and to be added to our mentor waitlist
  • Responsibilities:
    • Mentor will meet with mentee twice a month for one on one meetups.
    • Mentor will attend monthly educational trainings (online or in person) to increase their knowledge of how to empower individuals with ASD, learn  the value and impact on organizations that hire neuro diverse individuals, and best practices to support individuals in the workplace.
    • Mentor will be requested to attend a monthly community event with other mentors and mentees to increase social network and inclusion in the community.
  • Requirements:
    • Young professional (18 year or older) with 5 years of work experience
    • Able to commit to the full 10 months (September 2018 – June 2019)

Spring Break Camp Volunteer
Time Commitment: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
March 16 – March 21, 2019

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 8
  • Responsibilities: Assist camp counselors with fitness, sports, music and art activities / Working directly with individuals with autism ages 6-22

Summer Camp Volunteer
Time Commitment: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
July 1 – July 26, 2019

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 8
  • Responsibilities: Assist camp counselors with fitness, sports, music and art activities / Working directly with individuals with autism ages 6-22

Front Office/Secretarial Work Volunteer
Time Commitment: Fridays, 1-3 PM
ongoing

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 1
  • Responsibilities: Answer the phone, greet guests, assist with clerical work as needed

Garden Care Volunteer
Time Commitment: days and times flexible (no weekends), 2 hours biweekly
ongoing

  • Number of Volunteers Needed: 2
  • Responsibilities: Garden Upkeep- Cutting back plants, raking leaves, cutting and bagging herbs / will not be working directly with individuals with autism

The Learning Center Volunteer

  • Charter school on campus serving students ages 3-14
  • If interested, contact sroutt@thelearningcenter.org
  • do not need to fill out volunteer registration below

The Learning Academy Volunteer

  • Charter school on campus serving students ages 3-14
  • If interested, contact executivedirector@rlacademy.org
  • do not need to fill out volunteer registration below