Volunteer – Volunteer Positions

Autism-Respite-at-FOOTPRINTS-1024x768Are you interested in helping families with children affected by Autism?  Looking for some practical experience in working with children with special needs?  Want a challenging and rewarding volunteer position?

FOOTPRINTS has volunteer opportunities available – how can YOU help?

Steering Committee Volunteers

Would you like to learn more about children diagnosed with Autism and how it affects their families?  FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, a volunteer-driven charity, has been helping families since 2004 by hosting supervised activities for these children. Our Steering Committee is a small but dedicated group of individuals who are looking forward to sharing the opportunity of helping children with Autism and their families.

If you have experience in HR, finances, marketing, and/or fundraising, consider applying for a position on the Steering Committee to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.

If you are interested in learning more or submitting an application please email either location: Pickering@footprints4autism.org


FOOTPRINTS Steering Committee Terms of Reference

Child Support Volunteers

Child Support Volunteers are always needed!  Volunteers work one-on-one with a child to provide a meaningful, safe and fun experience.

Training will be provided, including an Introduction to Autism course, First Aid Training and Behaviour Management Systems Training (BMST).

Each volunteer is required to present a clean Police Records Check with Vulnerable Persons Sector clearance; the cost for the Police Check will be reimbursed with proof of payment.

Camp Great Strides Volunteers

Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity? *Additional information available on Home Page.

Together We ‘Hang’ – Peer Volunteers

A social program for youth on the Autism Spectrum and their peers. Participants are paired with a volunteer for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. In partnership with the Pickering Library and Whitby Library, FOOTPRINTS runs the weekly drop-in programs during the school year. Start and end dates are subject to funding. If you are interested in volunteering as a peer buddy, email Cheyenne@footprints4autism.org.

Fundraising Volunteers

FOOTPRINTS is looking for volunteers to go out and engage local businesses and people to support FOOTPRINTS.

Volunteers will be provided with support and guidance from the Operations Manager and the FOOTPRINTS Fund Development Committee.

Volunteer Application – Part 1 of our Volunteer Screening process.

REQUIRED: On the application you be asked to provide the names of two (2) references with email addresses (no family members please). References will be sent a short electronic form to complete. Once submitted their responses will go directly to the Operations Manager. Please have your references ready before you complete the application.

For more information about volunteering with FOOTPRINTS, please contact Pickering at 905-420-0388 ext. 1 or Whitby 905-420-0388 ext. 4 or 5, or via e-mail at Volunteer@footprints4autism.org


Thank You to all our Volunteers

FOOTPRINTS would not be a success without our dedicated volunteers.

FOOTPRINTS Volunteers are Awesome

Child Support Volunteers provide one-on-one supervision of a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism provides an environment of fun and stimulation with age and skill level appropriate toys and activities.

The Program Consultant will match Child Support Volunteers with a child, based on the child’s abilities.

Volunteers supervise as the child plays and interacts with other children.

*Additional information available on Home Page.