Volunteering with us

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering.

Volunteers are a crucial part of Resources for Autism, and make a huge contribution to our work. Volunteering for us is fun, rewarding and  it can also  stretch and challenge. We value the benefit it has to both our volunteers and those they support.

Much of our volunteering takes place in the community, with our Reach out befriending and Mentoring support volunteers and in our specialist autism groups. Volunteering also makes a significant contribution through essential support roles of our office functions and our direct work, for example minibus drivers to enable our groups to go on outings, family liaison volunteers and support of our newsletter.

Our key volunteering roles are:

Our Befrienders provide positive experiences to our autistic community, both on outings and in their own homes. It’s a valuable
contribution by those who are requesting this service, giving opportunities that
may not have been possible otherwise and you will help make it happen.

As a Volunteer Mentor you will focus on the individual needs of the autistic young person, supporting them in
building confidence, self-esteem, personal and life skills through engaging in
fun and positive activities at their home and in the community.

You will be one of our number one people helping us to grow our volunteering base. Promoting our volunteering roles and assisting in recruiting our volunteers. This can be both in person and office based!

You will help us though supporting activities at our Children and young people’s groups and holiday schemes.

You will help with regular check ins with our families, who enjoy our services. These can be carried out remotely!

And Our Team Support Roles...

As a Volunteer minibus driver, you will enable our Autistic service users to go out and enjoy various different exciting trips and take part in our local activities.

As a volunteer in our offices you will help the team through supporting a wide range of internal roles for example: newsletter design, creating resources, contacting families, researching local resources and activities to share with service users and their families.

In this role, you will help us with updating our data bases and keeping our essential records up to date. Can be carried our remotely!

You will help us by maintaining the look and functionality of our London office.

“I have found new motivation through my [RfA Volunteer]. It was great to be heard. Feeling listened to, made me feel able and motivated.”