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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.

Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
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Avondale House Video (6 minutes 9 seconds) (2014):

Available For Scout Eagle or Gold Award Project?
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Comments / Reviews

Comments about “AVONDALE HOUSE

  • My son needs to complete 12 hours of community service. Do you have availability for him to come and volunteer his time?

    • Dear Ms. Joseph,

      Thank you for your comment. I would suggest reaching out to Carrianna Werner, by emailing carriannaw@avondalehouse.org or calling (713) 993-9544 (extension 2623), and she can help your son figure out a time to volunteer. I hope this is helpful!

  • I am looking for a Eagle scout project for my son. Do you have any project available for Eagle Scout? If you do, please give us
    Thank you.

    Quynhnhu Le

    • Hello,
      Thank you for your comment! Avondale House welcomes Eagle Scout projects. Past examples have included painting their basketball court or resurfacing their playground. I would suggest reaching out to Carrianna Werner, by emailing carriannaw@avondalehouse.org or calling (713) 993-9544 (extension 2623). Ms. Werner can hopefully help your son come up with an Eagle Scout project that best benefits Avondale House. I hope this is helpful!

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