We appreciate you.

The generous donations of time and talent from our dedicated volunteers are instrumental in helping WAAA continue its work. It is only with your unwavering support that we are able to help children and adults with ASD to thrive and succeed in life.

We offer a variety of opportunities where you can contribute your time and talents.

Work with WAAA staff:

  • Resource Development. Assist WAAA in bolstering resources to allow us to continue serving children, adolescents, and adults with autism and their families, at no charge. Assist in events, resource fairs, and develop activities to raise awareness and financial support for the WAAA mission. Ways to get involved:
    • Personal Donation Page. Ask your friends and family to join, sponsor, or donate to your team.
    • Office Fundraising Challenge. Speak with everyone in your office and get them to challenge each other to raise the highest amount for WAAA. Give the “winner” a prize and a notice in the company newsletter or blog.
    • Corporate Matching GiftAsk your company to match the amount of pledges you receive from your co-workers
    • Corporate Partnership. Serve as the WAAA Ambassador with corporate partners
    • Social Networking. Post a message about WAAA on your Facebook page. You’ll be amazed at how many people will be willing to help you.
  • Social Media Networking. Apply your well-honed social media skills to working with our Community Engagement and Events Coordinator in developing and implementing PR strategies for WAAA via social networking websites. You will help with creating professional and interesting content to increase awareness about our organization and keep our followers engaged.
  • Administrative Assistance (office work). If you’re a self-directed taskmaster looking to volunteer your time to make a difference in the lives of those with ASD, we want to hear from you.

Work with the kids and their families:

  • Friendship Matters. Join with a dynamic group of volunteers and behavioral health and social skills coaches to bring supported social and recreational programs (indoor and outdoor) to children, youth, and adolescents with autism. This program restores a crucial sense of normalcy and shared joy and respect for teens with autism who struggle with friendships. Click here for more information.
  • Aspire Girls. Girls with ASD need to socialize with girls their own age so they can learn to interact positively and relate through play, exploring common interests, and just being girls. The nature of ASD can make these activities more difficult without extra support and guidance.  Aspire Girls of the Puget Sound is a social group for girls with an autism spectrum disorder ages 8 to 16 years old. Click here for more information.
  • Gift of Time. Become a volunteer mentor to promote socially significant interaction between children and teens with autism. You can help improve participants’ leisure skills and provide families with much needed respite. Click here for more information.

For more information about any of these opportunities, please email info@WashingtonAutismAdvocacy.org.

Click here for a volunteer application.

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