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Community Ambassadors

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ORGANIZATION: ASMT, Inc.

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*This is a volunteer opportunity.
AutismTN Community Ambassadors (ATCAs) are community representatives that raise awareness of AutismTN’s programs, provide basic autism information, and connect individuals, families and communities to AutismTN services. Community ambassadors serve as liaisons between AutismTN and local groups such as neighborhoods, civic organizations, faith communities and rural counties. AutismTN Community Ambassadors represent AutismTN by sharing information about the resources offered through AutismTN, and the many ways to support our cause at local community and education events.

Key Activities:

  • Represent AutismTN at a minimum of 4 events per year and distribute AutismTN literature at events or appearances in your local community.
  • Present brief presentations and short overviews of AutismTN programs. Examples of venues include school fairs, community events, health fairs, community events, community organizations, church fairs, sororities/ fraternities, clubs, senior centers and schools and other locations identified by the ambassador.
  • Connect members of the community with AutismTN programs by making referrals to AutismTN’s HELPline.
  • Engage community members in the cause by promoting annual awareness campaigns such as Autism Awareness Month, AutismTN volunteer opportunities and participate in AutismTN’s Coin Drive and either the Birthday Bash and/or the Pajama Walk.
  • Assist AutismTN in identifying local events to attend in your community
  • Promote AutismTN using local networks, newsletters, church announcements, bulletin boards, social media, websites, and physical displays in your community.
  • Submit quarterly activities report.

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated individual who is comfortable reaching out to individuals and families in need and connecting them to AutismTN.
  • Proactive and passionate about the mission of AutismTN.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Comfort with computers and familiarity with email.
  • Ability to network, and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners.

Commitment Expected:

  • AutismTN ambassadors commit to a 2-year term hosting a minimum of 4 activities annually. Terms are renewable upon successful completion of a review with the Outreach Director.
  • Orientation includes: general volunteer orientation and ambassador orientation (~2 hours).
  • Background checks are required as part of the ambassador application process.
  • Comply with AutismTN’s volunteer policies and procedures.

Benefits:

  • Serve your local community and people you care about.
  • Increase your knowledge of autism and AutismTN programs
  • Be recognized in your community as a leader and resource for autism
  • Join a network of other volunteers, AutismTN staff and professionals in the autism field.
  • Build your resume and skill set.
  • Help to mobilize your community to create an inclusive community

Reporting & Support Provided:

  • AutismTN’s ambassadors work with staff partners.
  • AutismTN ambassadors are required to send in quarterly activities reports
  • This position is supported by the Director of Outreach.
  • AutismTN will provide training. information and electronic or printed materials to assist in your efforts.

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About ASMT, Inc.

Location:

On The Avenue, 2607Winford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37211, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support and advocate for individuals on the autism spectrum so they can live their lives with maximum independence. To support their families, and their surrounding community through support, advocacy, and education.

Description

Autism Tennessee is a non-profit organization serving the approximately 35,000 individuals and families diagnosed with autism in Middle Tennessee.

The vision of Autism Tennessee is to create a community where people on the autism spectrum and their families find respect, and acceptance. Our mission is to support and advocate for individuals on the autism spectrum so they can live as independently as they wish. To support and advocate for their families, and communities so as to create communities that are accepting of autism. For over 19 years, Autism Tennessee has provided information, support, and referrals to the autism community.

Autism Tennessee works with families to turn heartache to hope. One out of every 68 children born today will be diagnosed with autism. By investing in Autism Tennessee, families and the community are better equipped to create an inclusive culture. The only funding to support Autism Tennessee comes from individual donors, corporations, and grants. We hope you’ll consider being one of our community partners and helping to make a difference in the life of a family affected by autism.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Nashville, TN 37211

(36.07754,-86.73158)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, about 4-6 hours/month
  • Must have access to reliable transportation, Must reside in one of the counties of Middle Tennessee

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