Volunteering is fun, rewarding and a great opportunity to meet new people, become more involved in your community and make a real difference. You can develop your existing skills and gain new ones. Volunteering is a great way of enhancing your CV and we can even provide a reference for a future employer.

Whatever your circumstances – whether you are working, a student, or retired – we need your help and we have volunteering opportunities to suit everyone.

Whether you want to support individuals or groups in our services or help to fundraise in our charity shops, there’s plenty you can do to improve the lives of people affected by autism.


Autism Sussex is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Where can I volunteer?

Our Services

Our well-established services support people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome across East and West Sussex in a range of different ways. Our services where we involve volunteers include our resource centres where we run training workshops and social enterprise schemes, support groups that take place in the local community and our Supported Living Service.


If you are interested in volunteering to support people with autism, then a volunteering opportunity based in one of our services could be for you.

Charity retail








Our innovative charity retail sector raises money to support our services. Volunteering in one of our charity shops is also a great way to gain retail work experience to add to your CV. We have a number of volunteering opportunities available, including Shop Assistants, Furniture Upcyclers and Van Companions.

We are always recruiting retail volunteers for all of our shops and if you are interested in volunteering, our shop Managers will be delighted to hear from you. Come and join our friendly team!

For general enquiries about volunteering, please email volunteering@autismsussex.org.uk or phone 01424 773366 x 113 and speak to our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Clements.