Autism Ontario Volunteer

(Autism Ontario)

Position ID: V-HVC0128 Last Full Update: 14 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactLaura Heimpel, Regional Program and Volunteer Coordinator, Autism Ontario; Phone: 416-246-9592 ext 308; Email:
DutiesAutism Ontario-Central West Region offers programming and events for children, youth, and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. We are seeking new and past volunteers of all abilities to join our growing Autism Ontario volunteer community. There are multiple ways you can get involved at Autism Ontario. Below you will find a list of the ways you can get involved!  
We are seeking volunteers to join:  
• Sub-Committees 
• Program and Event Support  
• Outreach and Advocacy  
• Language Supports  
• Fundraising initiatives
More Info Link
BenefitsSome of the benefits of volunteering with Autism Ontario include: supporting the local community, gain community involvement activity hours required for secondary school graduation, support the ASD community, flexible schedule, meet like-minded people , personal growth and satisfaction, reference may be provided upon request (minimum 6 month commitment)
ClientsIndividuals across the lifespan with an ASD diagnosis (5-adult)
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Committees ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Life Skills Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Writing & Editing ; Must be willing to support individuals with ASD and their families.
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Autism Ontario provides multiple volunteer opportunities with varying commitments lengths.
Interaction LevelSolitary ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours2 / Month
Dates and TimesOpportunities are available Monday-Sunday, with varying times.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityProgram/Events offered at various locations. Accessibility will vary based on location.
Number of PositionsBurlington ; Georgetown ; Hamilton ; Milton ; Oakville 
25 individual(s) needed in total. 
Committees, Programs, and Events take place across Central West which includes Halton, Peel, Hamilton, Wellington, and Waterloo. Various volunteer opportunities occur in each of these cities.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Volunteer handbook and orientation. Opportunities for additional professional development during the year.
TransportationNear public transit ; Driver License required ; Car required ; Program/Events offered at various locations. It will be the responsibility of the volunteer to travel to and from volunteer commitments.
Application Deadline28 Feb 2020
CostVulnerable Sector Check is required for volunteers working directly with children/youth/adults with ASD. This will be at the volunteer’s cost.
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 01 Nov 2019
End Date01 Jul 2020
Agency Details
Organization NameAutism Ontario