Volunteer and Make a Difference
Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders, (Families with ASD) is completely run by volunteers. We have NO paid staff . We serve over 500 families in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Help us help families living with autism by volunteering for any of following:
1. AUTISM EXPO 2012
A. ENTRANCE TABLE - You will greet guests, distribute a packet that includes the Yellow pages, and refer them to the Volunteer Table or the Information Table.
B. BAKE SALE - You will be expected to stock and sell donated bakery items.
C. CALMING ROOM - You will provide a quiet area for a parent to bring their child if the child needs help to re-gain their composure.
D. PRODUCT SALES - You will stock, organize, and sell items related to Autism.
E. GRILL - You will provide grilled products for sale. A team of volunteers will work together and areas of responsibility should rotate.
F. CHILD CARE - You will provide supervision and activities to entertain Autistic children and their siblings. Activities should be age appropriate and timed well.
G. INFORMATION TABLE - You will provide answers and explanations for guests. You should read all information relating to the event before it begins and become very familiar with the building map and table placement. You will also distribute materials like flyers, business cards, and recruit volunteers for our Wendy's Burger Bashes.
H. PICTURES - You will take photos representing all activities and make certain different time frames are included throughout the day. Please focus on the family atmosphere of the event and include photos of the volunteers. Please request parent permission before photographing a child.
I. RAFFLE - This year the "Raffle" will be a Silent Auction. You will be responsible for the set up of the items and make certain guests have the materials they need to bid. You will also supervise the items until the owners of the items have picked them up.
J. RELIEF CREW - Some volunteers will be "on call" at the Volunteer Desk in case a person needs to take care of a personal need or has an emergency. These positions will be rotated regularly. Please study the job descriptions in case you need to help.
K. VOLUNTEERS TABLE - You will organize the placement of volunteers and check periodically for needs of assistance.
L. TALENT SHOW - Your job is to help the children who want to perform. You will organize the order of performances. Clap for the kids as they perform, introduce the kids, and make them feel good about their performance.
2. FAMILY FUN EVENTS
A. SETUP- Help prepare enviroment to meet event requirements based on the suggestions of the event committee.
B. CLEAN UP- Once event has finished help clean up and put all furniture and materials back in their proper location.
C. MARKETING- Help spread the word about event based on the suggestions of the Families with ASD marketing committee.
3. RESOURCE CENTER
Volunteering at our center may include the following duties:
· Open and center for our regularly scheduled hours
· Close center when our regularly scheduled hours are finished for that day
· Answer phone calls
· Return phone messages
· Assist families and educators when they visit the center with any questions
· Check in/out library books for families
· Handling money when people purchase autism awareness items
Participating in the event, marketing, fundraising, and website committees that meet once a month.
Coordinating and participating in fundraising events that help raise money to support the Autism Family Resource Center, Family Fun Events, Autism Expo, and Autism Yellow Pages.
Giving a pro bono non-profit audit to Families with ASD so that we can seek out grants to help families and adults effected by autism.
To volunteer email Families with ASD at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also call or just drop into the Autism Family Resource Center and talk to one of the board members about future volunteering opportunities. 513-444-4979!
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