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Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to help plan an event or join an existing committee. Please fill out the sign-up form to indicate your interests or contact the Chicagoland Chapter by calling (224) 567-8573 to learn more.  Current volunteer needs include, but are not limited to, the following:

Board Committees

  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Events

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Committee

Ride for Autism Speaks

  • Planning Committee

Various Opportunities to Serve as an Autism Speaks Ambassador

Community ambassadors are needed to help connect area families with the Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit, Autism Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Tool Kit for families of newly diagnosed children, and the Transition Tool Kit.

If you can commit to participate in one ambassador training (by conference call) and to make between five and ten personal visits to providers in your area (contacts will be provided by Autism Speaks), please sign up to help. 

  • Volunteer Expos
  • Speaking Opportunities
  • Science Ambassadors

Awareness Campaigns

  • Light It Up Blue (LIUB)

Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP)

In-Office Support and Internships

  • If you or someone you know is interested in gaining exposure to fundraising, event management and community outreach, then working in our office could be a good fit.

Send in Your Family Profile

Often, when news about autism breaks, we receive media inquiries for interviews with area families.  If you are willing to volunteer for these types of opportunities, please complete a family profile sheet and return it by fax to 224-567-8574 or by e-mail to