I CAN Volunteer: for Young Adults with Autism
The purpose of the I CAN Volunteer program is to provide opportunities for young adults with autism to step into mentorship roles within their communities. Program participants will attend workshops to learn specific volunteer skills that can be directly applied in the CAN program setting.
Program StructureParticipants will attend six weekly leadership workshops with the intent of becoming a volunteer in the I CAN Play series programs, supported by a Program Coordinator, Coach, Support Workers, and Volunteers. Upon completion of the leadership workshops, volunteer positions will be assigned under the discretion of the Program Coordinator. I CAN Volunteer participants will then attend their I CAN Play programs with a Support Worker who will provide guidance and feedback.
At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent and participant collaboration. Our staff receive training on a variety of support strategies for individuals with autism. Please do not hesitate to speak with our staff about strategies that should be implemented (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.) and contact the Program Coordinator, email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
- Ages 16 and up (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
- Have an autism diagnosis, and an active membership through the CAN Participant Membership Program
Commitment to attend session on a weekly basis (See Attendance Policy)
Online registration for the fall session of CAN’s multi-week programs took place from Monday, August 15th at noon, and Friday, August 19th at noon. If you would like to submit a late registration request, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- The name and age of the participant, and
- The program name, location and time that you are wishing to be added to the waitlist for.
For a list of Fall programs and locations, please visit www.canucksautism.ca/leisureguide.
Funded in part by a generous grant from the Vancouver Foundation.