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CommunityWorks (ages 13-18)

CommunityWorks is a pre-employment program and experience designed for teens with and without autism. Through volunteer work in the community, you will develop job, social, and communication skills.

Volunteer community locations vary by season, primarily in the Greater Phoenix area. Together, all participants will have the opportunity to explore their interests and abilities in various work environments while learning important skills to enhance their ability to live and work more independently.

2024 Schedule & Locations

  • September 5-November 21

Participants will meet weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. and can look forward to attending sessions at an amazing array of partner organizations including, but not limited to:

  • Be Kind People Project
  • Footprint Center
  • Musical Instrument Museum
  • Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary

Funding Options

Enrollment Information

For more information on program dates or to register, please contact our Family Resource Team today at 602.606.9806 or online at

Teen Peer Mentor Volunteer Opportunity

Diversity adds to the program, and we invite peers to participate in SARRC’s CommunityWorks program weekly. We seek peers who value and want to practice teamwork, respect, collaboration and learning.  Peer Mentors also gain an understanding of neurodiversity and learn more about those who may be different from themselves. Teens will also benefit from:

  • An experience that can be used in a resume or college application.
  • Connecting with businesses in your community.
  • Volunteer hours may be used for school requirements.

For more information on program dates or to register as a Peer Mentor please contact a member of our Family Resource Team at 602.606.9806 or contact us online.This

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