Job & Volunteer Opportunities

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) is a non-profit human service organization based in Watertown, Massachusetts. AANE helps people with Asperger's or similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We provide individuals, families, and professionals with information, education, community, support, and advocacy — all in an inclusive atmosphere of validation and respect.
AANE’s Commitment to Recruiting and Retaining Racially Diverse Professionals: As a global leader in promoting neurodiverse environments in all aspects of society, AANE is deeply committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities we serve and in our own workplace. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a racially diverse team, and we encourage professionals of color to apply for this and other job opportunities with our organization. Please consider joining us.        

Job Opportunities

AANE is seeking candidates for the following positions:  

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to the ongoing success of AANE.  We need volunteers for a wide variety of roles including the high priority volunteer position listed below.  If you would like to apply to volunteer for any of these positions or in any other capacity, please email volunteer@aane.org and include the volunteer opportunity you would like to pursue in the subject line of your email along with a brief explanation of your interest and experience.

AANE is seeking candidates for the following high priority volunteer roles:

  • Autistic adult mentors needed (aged 18-35 living in MA) to work with autistic mentees as part of the new pilot Simpatico Peer Mentoring Program.
    • Build a supportive relationship with an autistic mentee through one-to-one interactions (both online and in-person) to encourage and empower the mentee’s personal development through empathy and shared experience.
    • Attend regular outings, events, and meetups with other pairs in the program.
    • Training and professional development will be provided for mentors.
    • Weekly or twice monthly mentor-mentee meetings are expected of participants.
    • A commitment of one year is preferred.
    • Apply here.
  • Help registrants log into virtual webinars and events.
    • This is a remote opportunity for somewhat tech-savvy people comfortable with using Zoom.
    • Commitment for at least one day per week for a 4 hour time slot, 4:30 - 8:30 PM ET, required.
    • A 3 month minimum commitment is required for this role.
  • (CART)/closed captioning assistance for webinars and conferences.
    • Help with webinar and conference program accessibility from time to time.
    • Proficiency with CART required.
    • AANE holds a winter, spring, and fall conference in most years, so help is need three times/year for multiple weeks prior to each conference.
    • Would prefer volunteers who can make a 6 month commitment.
  • Event planning assistance for conferences.
    • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
    • AANE holds a winter, spring, and fall conference in most years, so help is need three times/year for multiple weeks prior to each conference.
    • During the weeks prior to a conference a 3 hour per week commitment is needed.
    • Would prefer volunteers who can make a 6 month commitment.