BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Aspergers Victoria is nothing without our volunteers as we are a truly unique peer-led organisation. We welcome volunteers who donate their time, energy and enthusiasm to help empower and create change for our Aspergers community. If you believe inclusion and confidence are the best empowerment, we’d love your help to make a difference for our community.
Apply to become a volunteer by filling in this form.
Key Roles we need help with
Do you want to contribute to empowering our Aspergers community? Discover the Happiness effect and see your impact through Aspergers Victoria !
Being a unique peer-led organisation our volunteers are the heart of our organisation. Generous and passionate, Aspergers Victoria volunteers are passionate about contributing to and supporting our community. They’re not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. They like to make a difference, create change - and they do.
There are many different ways for you to get involved with Aspergers Victoria and help create a better life for Aspergers and their families/carers.
Volunteering for Aspergers Victoria offers many benefits including the "happiness"effect of giving back. You can help empower Aspergers, change their lives as well as make new friends, feel part of a bigger community and improve your experience for your CV. Aspergers Victoria also wants to make its volunteering experience as great as possible so welcomes feedback.
Apply now - send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is volunteering at Aspergers Victoria different?
Aspergers Victoria is committed to meeting Volunteering Australia’s National Standards for Involving Volunteers and are a signatory of the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers.
Why volunteer with Aspergers Victoria?
Types of volunteers
We welcome volunteers of all sorts of skills. We welcome more Aspergers and neurodiverse minds to deliver our peer support. Most of our volunteers have lived experience of Aspergers as an Asperger, Parent, carer, partner, cousin, sibling, or professionals who support our community. However you don't need lived experience to make a difference for our community. Our roles are mainly done remotely from home except for Board, Event days and Groups.
We welcome those with a passion to drive change for our community, as well as suitable board, governance and/or strategy experience to be on our Board, which meets monthly. This is a fulfilling group to work with. This currently has volunteer President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Capabilities and Groups roles.
We welcome and encourage Aspergers and neurodiversity on our board and in all roles.
We have various committees you can join to contribute:
We need someone to help drive our communications - including moving our newsletter to online, coordinating news content, social media and/or PR. This requires a few hours per month with lots of material available. We have a wonderful volunteer PR expert advisor to support this role.
We welcome blogs and articles contributed from our members.
We would welcome more support with our funding approach including donations, philanthropy and preparing and writing grants. Please contact us if you have any experience making funding pitches, writing grants or running funding projects.
With our Peer Groups we'd welcome:
These roles have training involved. We can forward you the role outline which ensures we maintain effective groups for our community.
We need volunteers to help answer query emails seeking information from our community. This role takes a few hours across one week per month. For this email response service, we need volunteers with a personal connection to Aspergers, excellent written communication (in English), strong empathy and respect for confidentiality. You may be a parent with experience raising an Asperger child, or have relevant counselling or mental health training you wish to volunteer to help your community.
Paperwork waits for no-one. AV is always looking for administrative support, someone to answer groups emails, do data entry, filing and everything in between.
If you can commit to helping one day a month during office hours, we’d love to hear from you.
We need help updating and managing our website and database. It is a very simple system and no expertise is required just good technology skills and understanding. Please let us know if you can assist!