Empower Autism

Volunteer With Us

We encourage you to apply for our advertised volunteer positions  

We pride ourselves on our history as an organisation supporting the autistic community. Our strong volunteer base enables us to create positive social change with and for autistic people. If you’d like to be involved, there are many ways you can contribute and be rewarded by making a difference. We value lived experience. 

Volunteers are the heart of Empower Autism. Your contribution as a volunteer is valued enormously. Our volunteers are central to the success of our programs and services.

Volunteer Role Overviews

Youth Peer Group Facilitators

Work in a team to facilitate autism positive peer group meetings for autistic teens 14-18 years. These groups participate in board games, trivia evenings and also travel to community venues during the term. 

You can find out more about this role on seek volunteering, register your interest here or email volunteering@empowerautism.org.au with more questions. 

The hours of attendance at each location are listed below:

  • Youth Peer Group at The Gap, Wednesday evenings 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
  • Youth Peer Group at Capalaba, Thursday evenings 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
  • Youth Peer Group at Virginia, Friday evenings 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
  • Youth Peer Group at North Lakes, Evening to be confirmed, 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
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Youth Peer Group Coordinators

Coordinate the on-site tasks required to run both the Parents and Youth Groups and facilitate autism positive Parent peer group meetings.

This involves supporting the Youth Peer Group Facilitators, completing attendance sheets, communicating with Empower Autism staff, and facilitating discussions with parent groups and visitors from relevant support organisations.

You can find out more about this role on seek  volunteering, share your interest here or email volunteering@empowerautism.org.au with more questions. The hours of attendance at each location are listed below:

  • Youth and Parent Peer Group at The Gap, Wednesday evenings 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
  • Youth and Parent Peer Group at Capalaba, Thursday evenings 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
  • Youth and Parent Peer Group at Virginia, Friday evenings 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
  • Youth and Parent Peer Group at North Lakes, Evening to be confirmed, 5:45pm-7:45pm weekly during school term.
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Peer Mentors

Empower Autism Peer Mentors are autistic adults who volunteer their time and experience to mentor an autistic mentee. Hours are negotiated between the mentor and mentee. 

Mentor training and check in is provided by the Empower Autism team. You can find out more about this role on seek volunteering, register your interest here, or email volunteering@empowerautism.org.au with more questions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Express your interest in one of the volunteer roles or contact us to discuss other volunteering opportunities which may be available.

Volunteering for Empower Autism is a rewarding experience. As a volunteer, you’ll benefit from:

The satisfaction of helping others

The sense of community & friendship

Sharing your skills & teaching others

Acting on your values, passions & interests

Having fun!

Learning new skills

Enjoying better physical & mental health

FAQs

With a wide range of services and programs to be involved in, there is something to suit all commitment levels. We recognise that the level of involvement you can commit to will vary depending on your personal circumstances such as; study, work, and family commitments. We’ll also support you to adjust your commitment as your personal circumstances change.

We provide a comprehensive induction into Empower, together with specific training for the program/s you’ll be volunteering in. Our staff will be there to support you whenever needed.

We have a duty of care to ensure a safe environment for employees, volunteers & participants and in order to ensure this we need our volunteers to provide, obtain or commit to the following:

 

  • Blue Card
  • Yellow Card
  • Police Check
  • Referee checks

Empower and NDIA Codes of Conduct

It’s easy to get started as a volunteer. Simply click on the button above to be taken to our Volunteer Expression of Interest form. We’ll be in touch once we receive your interest to discuss your skills and preferences and match volunteering opportunities that will suit.

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