BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Please join us as a volunteer today by filling in this online form
Please note that selection as a volunteer is subject to interview, referee checks, Working with Children Check, signing our Code of Conduct & Confidentiality agreements, and completing any induction or required training. If you wish to join our Board we have additional requirements.
Key Roles we need help with include:
See below for more details or please contact us at:
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.
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.
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 or bi-monthly. Our board is currently made up of volunteers with Aspergers lived experience in the roles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and General Board Roles. In this role you are responsible for overseeing the legal requirements for governance of our organisation according to our Rules and legal requirements, as well as overseeing our vision and strategy.
Currently you will also have some operational deliverables as we transition our organisation to a more sustainable model with some funded support staff.
We welcome and encourage Aspergers, neurodiversity and require lived experience 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!
Please contact us with any queries at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONSIDER A DONATION
If you are unable to give your time we totally understand. However we would welcome your donation to support the training, support and development of our volunteer team. We receive one volunteer grant from the government and depend on membership fees and donations to deliver the range of supports and proven outcomes. We work hard to ensure our admin costs are a minimum so most of our donations go to delivering outcomes.
If you wish to ensure on-going support for our Aspergers community, after your family support allocations, please consider a last mention of Aspergers Victoria in your will. Even a small amount can go a long way with volunteers.
To donate, please click the button below.