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. It meets every three months at the Lovell Autism Hub and 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 here.
Getting involved in Advonet
Advonet are open to volunteers getting involved. They’re able to work in the following roles:
- Learning Disability Citizen Advocate
- Meeting Supporter
- Mental Health Advocate
- Bilingual Advocate
- Administrative support for Bilingual project
- Advonet fundraiser and events organiser
- Administrative and promotional work for Health Complaints Project
If you’re interested in any of these roles, all you need to do is send an email to Advonet or call the office from Monday to Friday on 0113 244 0606.