Do you want to increase autism awareness, understanding, and acceptance in your community? This is the project for you! OAR seeks volunteers who are willing to go out in their community and distribute informational materials and resources about autism. Share them with neighbors, parent groups, first responders, schools, clinicians, and more.
Choose the OAR autism resources you wish to share with your community (examples include: A Guide to Safety, Curriculum in a Box, Kit for Kids, and Siblings guidebooks). These materials will be shipped to your home where they will be stored and maintained until distribution. Distribute resources to a variety of sites such as schools, youth programs, resource centers, autism parent support groups, police and fire departments, etc.
Ideal candidates are outgoing and comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently encouraging Autism Materials Distributors to promote our resources online, through email and social media, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hoping to resume regular Autism Materials Distributor activities in the Spring, but for now we ask that our volunteers conduct outreach online.
Learn more and submit a full application at: https://researchautism.org/get-involved/volunteer/
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The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national nonprofit organization formed and led by relatives of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome. OAR's mission is to put appied research to work providing answers to questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront every day. OAR accomplishes this by funding research studies designed to investigate treatments, educational approaches, and statistical aspects of the autism community. No other autism organization has this singular focus.
OAR's work addresses those issues that individuals with autism, their families, caregivers, and teachers encounter each day. Wherever possible, OAR makes its information and resources available to parents and educators at no cost. But we need the help of both generous donors and caring volunteers to cintinue this mission. From event hosting and planning, to spreading the word about OAR to the autism community, a broad range of opportunities exist for those who wish to help in this important work.
Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
August 31, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
This is a flexible position that requires minimal travel