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AVONDALE HOUSE

What Is It?: A non-profit organization that provides educational services to children and young adults with autism. Services include a year-round day school, a smaller day habilitation program for young adults, and three residential group homes.

 

Help Needed: Help with activities such as games, crafts, and celebrations; assist with special eventshelp spruce up grounds or facilities; or collect needed items.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: There is no specific minimum age, but all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (a parent, or their teacher/adult volunteer if they are on a class field trip).

Help Needed

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SOCIAL INTERACTION VOLUNTEER

Help with sports and games, crafts, cooking, celebrations, and other activities.  The agency also welcomes volunteers’ ideas about other ways to become involved.

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HELP WITH SPECIAL EVENTS

Help with annual fundraising events, such as the annual luncheon and the festive Halloween Boo-lathon, as well as the Autism Speaks Walk Resource Fair.

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COLLECT NEEDED SUPPLIES

Avondale serves clients all year and needs a steady supply of basic materials. “You can make an important contribution to our kids and adults; donate the supplies and learning tools they need to succeed.”

A list of dozens of needed items is here.  These items include: band-aids, board games, colored pencils, dryer sheets, glue sticks, peanut butter, scissors, toothbrushes, and hand weights.

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LANDSCAPING AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

Help keep the grounds and outdoor facilities looking great through planting, painting, and other projects.

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