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.
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
1970 Ellesmere Road Unit #1 Toronto ON M1H-2W1
We ask all volunteers to make a commitment of a minimum of 3 hours a week for a minimum of eights months.
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
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)
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.