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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to the success of the SARRC! We couldn’t accomplish the important work we do in the community without our dedicated volunteer force. Whether assisting at an event, helping to facilitate a special project, or working on administrative tasks, we rely on our volunteers to achieve SARRC’s mission!

We welcome individuals on their own or groups of individuals from companies and community organizations are welcome to volunteer at SARRC. Please consider any of the following types of opportunities when considering how you or your company might best volunteer:

Once you enroll for a volunteer opportunity, our team will follow up with you directly. First-time volunteers can look forward to a brief meet-and-greet with our volunteer team and orientation to become more familiar with SARRC!

2024 Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Volunteer Events: Second Saturday of every month.

  • From 9 a.m. – noon, volunteers will be helping with a variety of tasks to support our teams! Tasks could include campus cleanup and preparing lesson plan materials for our team of therapists. Volunteers will meet at SARRC’s Phoenix campus located at 300 N 18th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Corporate Group Volunteer Opportunities: Fourth Tuesday of every month

  • From 9 a.m. – noon, volunteers will help our teams prepare lesson plan materials to support the students and teachers in SARRC’s Community School program.  Volunteers will meet at SARRC’s Scottsdale campus located at 6535 E Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Annual Community Breakfast: Friday, May 3, 2024

  • The Annual Community Breakfast is SARRC’s premier fundraising event.  Event volunteers are a critical part of helping to make this important event a success!

YES Day for Autism: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2024

  • YES Day volunteers provide invaluable assistance to our teams ahead, during, and after this free community event! Volunteer responsibilities include assisting in set-up and/or clean-up, greeting participants as they arrive, or working one of our activity booths.

Virtual Lunch & Learn: For New Volunteers

Are you a new volunteer or are you interested in becoming a volunteer but would like to understand more about the role? Join us for a virtual Lunch and Learn session where our team will share more about volunteer opportunities and how your support will make a difference at SARRC! Upcoming Lunch and Learn events are listed below. Please contact our team to register for an upcoming session.

  • Tuesday, Feb 13 from 12:00-12:45 p.m.  

Volunteer Contact

If you are interested in any of the listed volunteer opportunities, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact SARRC’s Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Julia Hack, at 602-218-8197 or [email protected].

Mentorship Opportunities

SARRC is always looking for teen mentors to volunteer in either our PEERS Program or CommunityWorks program. Teens gain leadership skills while gaining a better understanding of neurodiversity and of those who may be different from themselves. In addition to being a fun, meaningful way to get involved within the community, you will be a role model by modeling appropriate social behavior and help provide a supportive inclusive environment. As a teen mentor, the experience can be used in a resume, a college application or volunteer hours for school requirements.

PEERS® for Teens is a 14-week evidence-based skills intervention for teens with ASD that teaches social skills. SARRC is recruiting for typically developing teenagers (8th to 12th grade) to serve as peer mentors in our PEERS program.

Learn more about the PEERS for Teens Program »

We are looking for teens who are comfortable initiating conversations, are willing to have phone calls and online get-togethers, and show up each week with a positive attitude. Participants will have better understanding of autism and how to recognize and support neurodiversity in their everyday life.

Learn more about the PEERS for Adults Program »

This is a supported inclusive clinical program that helps teens explore their interests and abilities in a variety of work environments while learning important skills to enhance their ability to live and work more independently. We are always looking for volunteer teen Peer Mentors ages 13-18, who will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills through their role as a volunteer mentor. 

Learn more about the CommunityWorks Program »

Mentorship Volunteer Contact

If you would like to become a mentor in any of the listed programs, please contact our Family Resource Team at 602-606-9806.