858-603-9835 info@includeautism.org PO Box 720072, San Diego, CA, 92172

Volunteer and Peer Pals Program

Get Involved!

Include Autism offers many opportunities for those in our community to join us! By volunteering with Include Autism, you can serve as a role model and mentor, and offer friendship to our program participants, all while gaining community service hours for a resume or college application! A Peer Pal and Volunteer Coach can obtain valuable experience and education about Autism Spectrum Disorders and see firsthand how amazing these individuals truly are.

  • Our Peer Pals Program accommodates those ranging from ages 13 to 16 years old and our Volunteer Coaching Program is for those ages 17+.


Looking for an internship?

Include Autism’s interns support our Community Coaching program participants in developing socially appropriate behaviors through peer interactions, communication strategies, exemplifying friendship and social independence, as well as by teaching community safety skills in a multitude of community environments. Interns will gain valuable hands-on training and a unique experience working with the full spectrum of school-aged children as well as young adults with an autism diagnosis, all while working alongside directors that hold over 20 combined years of experience serving individuals diagnosed with autism.


Contact us!

For more information about our various volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@includeautism.orgor call us at 858.603.9835. 

Please note: All volunteers and interns 17+ are required to provide a health screening and a TB test before their first scheduled shift. 


Volunteer opportunities also available for future fundraising events!

We are always looking for volunteers to help out with organizing and executing some of our fundraising events. Some of our bigger events include our Annual Gala and our Birdies and Barrels Golf Classic and Beer Festival. 

Please contact: development@includeautism.org or call (858) 603-7344 to learn how you can help out!