Why volunteer for Autism Pensacola?
Autism Pensacola strives in its mission to bring programs, services, and support to the 1 in 54 children, adults, and families in our area who are affected by autism. You can make a difference in their world and bring awareness and inclusion to the community that surrounds them.
How can I help?
Volunteers assist Autism Pensacola in a number of ways. Here are a few, but you are limited only by your imagination.
- API programs and services (Kids for Camp, 2nd Saturday Respite, Project Lifesaver)
- API community events (Sensory Street, Steps for Autism)
- Booth support at community outreach opportunities
- Website, social media, and internet research
- Office support and errands
- Fundraising, publicity, and promotion
How do I get started?
1. Fill out the volunteer interest form below.
Submit your contact information and areas of volunteer interests.
2. Take the required 38-minute online Know Child Abuse training.
As an organization that often interacts directly with children, Autism Pensacola requires all staff, teachers, and volunteers to participate in the Know Child Abuse program offered by Gulf Coast Kid's House. The 38-minute online training teaches you how to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect, and what to do if you encounter a child you suspect is being abused.
After completion, you can email your certificate to us prior to volunteering. The training link will be provided in your volunteer form confirmation email.
*If you have already taken the Know Child Abuse class through another organization, let us know and GCKH can verify and add you to our organization as well.
Take the Know Child Abuse online training. Choose "organization." Select Autism Pensacola from the drop down. Fill out your information and check "social services" as industry type. Take the class and email your certificate of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org.