Get involved

At Leeds Autism AIM, there are a few ways you can get involved with the service and what we do. Here, you can find out how.

Become a volunteer mentor

We are looking for people to become volunteer mentors to autistic adults in Leeds. Mentors are there to help autistic people overcome obstacles and achieve life goals through meeting once a week or fortnight.

Find out more about what mentoring involves on our Mentoring page.

Volunteer at our two Hubs

We’re also welcome to having volunteers help out at our two drop-in sessions. If you want to help out in any way, all you need to do is get in touch with us and we’ll get back to you soon.

Reference groups for Leeds Autism Strategy

We host the reference group for autistic adults for Leeds’ Autism Strategy. At the time of writing, it meets every three months online via Zoom. It feeds into the Autism Partnership Board, which helps to decide what autism services in the city should do.

We’re also involved with the reference group for carers of autistic adults as well. They meet once every three months at the Leeds Civic Hall.

If you’re interested in attending either reference group, visit the Reference groups page of our website to find out more.

If you don’t want to come to a group but would like to be on the mailing list so that you can find out what is happening and give your ideas by email, then send an email to Helen Gee, the council’s Autism Commissioning Lead, here.

Getting involved in The Advonet Group

The Advonet Group are open to volunteers getting involved. They are able to work in the following roles:

  • Cafe Leep Volunteer Support Assistant
  • Community Advocate
  • Learning Disability Citizen Advocate
  • Leep1 Volunteer Activities Supporter
  • Meeting Supporter

To volunteer with Leeds Autism AIM or The Advonet Group, you need to be at least 18 years of age.

If you’re interested in any of these roles, all you need to do is send an email to The Advonet Group or call the office from Monday to Friday on 0113 244 0606.