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Date
12/01/2015 - 01/01/2019
Category
Community Outreach & Education
Description

Are you interested in making an impact in your community by increasing autism awareness, understanding, and acceptance? If so, OAR has the tools and time to help you succeed. OAR seeks Community Outreach and Education Volunteers (I) to distribute informational materials about autism to their neighbors, parent groups, first responders, schools, clinicians, and more.

Responsibilities: Communicate with OAR staff and submit distribution reports in a timely manner. Store and maintain autism resources before distributing them across multiple sites. Example sites include schools, youth programs, resource centers, autism parent support groups and/or police and fire departments. Possible resources to distribute include: A Guide to Safety, Curriculum in a Box, Kit for Kids, and Siblings guidebooks. Ideal candidates are outgoing and comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds. Apply today!

Requirements: This is a flexible position that requires minimal travel. Must be 18 years or older.


Date
12/01/2015 - 01/01/2019
Category
Writing (news, blog, social media)
Description

Are you interested in sharing your experiences with autism with others through writing? If so, OAR is seeking guest writing contributors for its blog on the Operation Autism Web site, and on the soon to be released Hire Autism Web site! Our hope is that the stories, dialogue, resources, and advice shared through the blog may be an added source of support for autism families. If you are interested in contributing a post, or series of posts to the OAR blog, please let us know! Self-advocates, siblings, parents, caregivers, educators, and autism professionals are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities: Write 500-750 word blog entries for OAR’s main blog or Hire Autism blog. Entries on OAR’s main blog may be on any topic related to your personal or professional experience with autism, including parenting, education, transition, sibling perspectives, the military, and much more. Hire Autism blog topics are restricted to areas related to adult employment. All topic proposals are subject to OAR approval. Contributors are also required to submit a short author bio and accompanying photo. Contributors may request anonymity via a pseudonym if desired.

Requirements: OAR estimates that blog contributions, including edits, may take anywhere from 2-6 hours per entry. Blog contributors may contribute on a one-time basis, or propose a blog series. Blog series typically contain 4-7 entries. This is a flexible position that requires no travel.


Date
12/01/2015 - 01/01/2019
Category
Graphic Designs (Web site, social media)
Description

OAR is seeking graphic designers of all levels to support its social media presence and enhance its main Web site with high-impact visuals. This role involves contribution of key aspects of OAR's website design, communications, and impact on the autism community. This volunteer position is a great opportunity for students interested in getting hands-on experience with a national non-profit, and to contribute meaningfully to the autism community. The graphics designer will work closely with OAR staff to create infographics, social media posts, and more. This is a flexible role that requires no travel or prior experience.

Responsibilities: Designers will work with OAR staff to create graphic designs in a timely manner using Canva or any graphics editing program available to them.

Requirements: This is a flexible position that requires no travel. OAR estimates that basic social media designs, including edits and approval, may take anywhere between 15-40 minutes each. Designers who wish to create infographics can expect greater collaboration with OAR staff and take anywhere between 2-3 weeks for completion.


Date
12/01/2015 - 01/01/2019
Category
Writing (news, blog, social media)
Description

OAR releases a monthly e-newsletter called The OARacle. OAR seeks experienced writers to contribute their expertise, advice, and news reports. Guest writers that demonstrate strong writing skills will be invited to write news reports from the autism community, or share their expert knowledge through the How To section.

Responsibilities: Writers will work closely with OAR editorial staff to identify relevant newsletter topics, write articles, and meet deadlines. OAR will approve the newsletter topic, provide copy editing and newsletter guidelines. Writers typically have 1-2 weeks to submit a rough draft article for review.

Requirements: This is a flexible position that requires no travel.


Date
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019
Category
RUN FOR AUTISM
Description
The RUN FOR AUTISM is looking for volunteers to support our endurance teams at our featured events. OAR is seeking friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic volunteers for support at the RUN FOR AUTISM during all race weekend activities.

Responsibilities: Volunteers will assist the OAR staff in greeting RUN FOR AUTISM team members who are participating in the race, distributing materials and information about OAR and the RUN program, recruiting new runners for future RUN events, and maintaining EXPO space/Charity Village Tent.

Requirements: Date of events are typically on weekends and location varies depending on the event.


Date
12/01/2015 - 01/01/2022
Category
Community Outreach & Education
Description

Youth Education Leaders play an important role in raising awareness and building acceptance among students in K-8 about Autism Spectrum Disorders. OAR seeks volunteers of all ages who demonstrate the leadership skills, communication skills, and initiative to teach the Kit for Kids program in the school setting. OAR staff is willing to work closely with high school students, parents, educators, and others interested in implementing the program school or district-wide.

Responsibilities: Youth Education Leaders must obtain approval from the school or program where the lesson(s) will take place, and give the Kit for Kids lesson in a positive manner. Volunteers younger than 18 years old must identify a supervisor.

Requirements: This is a flexible position that requires little to no travel. Volunteers may be as young as five years old but must be able to read.


Date
04/21/2018 - 04/21/2018
Location
Arlington, VA
5109 Little Falls Rd
Arlington, VA 22207
Description
OAR is looking for volunteers to help out at our annual Casino Night! We will need casino games dealers, bartenders, people to sell 50/50 raffle tickets, assist with the silent auction, and to help with hors d'oeuvres. Please join the OAR staff and friends for a Casino Night Benefit for the Organization for Autism Research on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the home of Theresa and Christopher Waddell in Arlington, VA. The Waddells have two children on the autism spectrum and have been active for years with OAR, the Arlington Special Education PTA, the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, and the broader autism community. Together, they have competed in RUN FOR AUTISM events of all distances in cities such as San Antonio, New York City, and Washington, DC. This year's event is 1920s themed attire/black tie optional! Location 5109 Little Falls Road Arlington, VA 22207 Date Sat Apr 21, 2018, 07:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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