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KindTree – ASO Panel Nov 16
“The Road to Adulthood”

*NEW* Art Program with The GIFT

Our Volunteers

You’ll be surprised to find that volunteering with Autism Rocks will bring you more than you give…

Our programs depend on enthusiastic volunteers, with a healthy sense of whimsy while focused and committed to providing good quality service.
YOU make us happen. We have several programs with volunteer opportunities.

Friends & Family Camp is designed around the needs of those living with autism. Parents and caregivers can bring their autistic loved ones and relax with them over the weekend, knowing that they are in a safe and nurturing environment. The retreat is a time for rejuvenation and solidarity. Autists are accepted and enjoyed for themselves, not forced into a neuro-typical mold.  Volunteering at this event is like being with family. There’s plenty of work to do, but there is always someone to chat with and enjoy while you’re working. Tasks include plenty of kitchen duty, leading nature walks, helping with games and crafts, keeping a good vibe going, and looking after people. It’s a wonderful chance to experience the Autism Community and learn. We need about 70 volunteers for (Thursday) Friday – Sunday the last weekend in August. Contact HSwaney@kindtree.org 

Our Art Program offers art works created by people who have autism spectrum disorders. We celebrate our artists with a gala opening where neuro-normal people have a chance to meet some notable autists, and autists have a chance to market their amazing original art.  Volunteers help here by staffing the sales table during events, helping market items at local stores, coordinating framing and scheduling exhibitions, working with artists and more. Our new partnership with “The GIFT” is providing even more opportunities.

Join our Board of Directors or Advisory Board. If you are a professional, or have unique skills or resources to offer (autism specialist, business person, grant writer…), we would love your input and creativity in our effort to serve the Autism Community. Board positions are often open. Terms are for 2 years and meetings occur monthly on the first Thursday of the month, for board members, and yearly for the Advisory Board.

Help at other events or fun-raisers, setting up, working refreshments and more. We could use help with the website and graphic work. We hope to reach out to artists in the schools, with your help. Other opportunities often arise.

Please contact us at 541 780 6950, or volunteer@kindtree.org