We rely on volunteers to help run the organization at all levels. We currently have over 50 long-term volunteers and many more periodic helpers. Our volunteers are adults with Asperger profiles, parents, grandparents, family members, friends, and professionals. Volunteering on-site at AANE is particularly rewarding and offers the opportunity to connect with other people within the Asperger/Autism community in a supportive, understanding environment. AANE will try to find you a job that matches your availability, skills and interests.

Ready to join our team? To find the volunteer position that is right for you, please complete and submit the volunteer application form below. If you have any questions, please contact Marcia Robinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at (617) 393-3824 ext. 29 or marcia.robinson@aane.org

Volunteer Application Form

Current Volunteer Needs

  • Marketing and communications
  • Phone calls
  • Database entry
  • Data management
  • Development and fundraising
  • Help with adult social events in Watertown and other locations
  • Organizing family events
  • Internet research
  • Writing and editing
  • Thank-you letters
  • Graphic design
  • Administrative tasks
  • Governance and committee work
  • Act as interviewer for adults with Asperger profiles in practice interviews

We also have placements available for one or two undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students studying social work, psychology, expressive therapy, development, nonprofit management or public policy.