Volunteer Opportunities

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Do you want to be part of an innovative health initiative? What about helping children and young adults develop skills they will use for a lifetime?  If making a difference means a lot you,  join the movement to create a more open and respectful community for individuals and families living with autism

SAAAC is always looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to participate in all levels of our organization. Volunteers are the heart of SAAAC. They include post secondary students, health care professionals, and various members of the community who come together to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families living with autism.

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What We Need From You:

Excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills

Capable of working independently and with a team

17 years of age or older

Motivated to work with individuals with ASD

Location:

1970 Ellesmere Road Unit #1 Toronto ON M1H-2W1

Volunteering Term:

We ask all volunteers to make a commitment of a minimum of 3 hours a week for a minimum of eights months.

volunteers working with young child with autism

How to Get Involved:

Send an email of interest and your resume to our Volunteer Coordinator, Jallaja Pararajasingham:  [email protected]

All volunteers are required to participate in an interview and have a vulnerable screening police check

Benefits of Volunteering with SAAAC:

Direct exposure to a variety of professions: Speech Therapy, Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy, Music and Visual Art professionals

Ability to network with professionals in healthcare, social service, and corporate sector

Opportunities to attend conferences and workshops to gain greater understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Opportunity to actively participate in the development and growth of a non-profit organization

Upon completion of an acceptable volunteering term (100 hours) a letter of recommendation will be provided and future recommendations will be offered up to two years after completed volunteering term

Training Offered:

Volunteering training will take place throughout a volunteering term. Volunteers can expect to be trained on the following:

Introduction to ASD

ABA-Behaviour Managemet Strategies

CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention)

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

Data collection

Volunteers will be supervised and evaluated by program managers on a periodical basis. In addition, a Volunteer Coordinator will provide support and consultation during office hours.