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Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to help plan an event or join an existing committee. Please contact iowa@autismspeaks.org if you would like to get involved.

Community Leadership Committee Descriptions

  • Family Services Liaison Chair
    • Sub-Committee provides feedback from community stakeholders in an effort to ensure that local community needs are addressed.
  • Community Advocacy Chair 
    • Sub-Committee activates the local grassroots advocacy efforts in accordance with national autism initiatives.
  • Science Ambassador Chair
    • Sub-Committee educates local community about Autism Speaks science initiatives and portfolios.
  • Walk Now for Autism Chair
    • Planning Committee - help plan and execute the walk.
    • Team Mentoring Committee - mentor new team captains. If you can volunteer to make some calls and answer some questions about how to recruit and motivate teams this committee is for you.
    • Corporate Sponsorship Committee - create list of prospects and help to reach out to potential local sponsors.
    • Walk Kick-Off Committee - organize events to help us Kick-Off the Iowa Walk in style.
    • Youth Committee - plan mini events and volunteer on Walk Day. Opportunities for involvement are available for all age levels. 
    • Community Outreach Committee - recruit new team captains, get your local stores and schools involved and spread the word about Autism Speaks right in your own backyard.
    • Resource Fair Committee – recruit and build the Community Resource Fair.
    • Publicity Committee - responsible for many of the public relations and marketing aspects of the Walk event, including media relations, media sponsorships and public service announcements. 
    • Walk Day Logistics Committee - help with the nuts and bolts of the walk day and all of the equipment needed for a safe and fun day. Many hands make light work.
    • Food & Refreshments Committee - secure food and beverage donations. Lots of walkers means lots of hungry people on Walk Day.
    • Entertainment Committee - recruit entertainers and develop creative activities for Walk Day. Walk Day is family fun day.