Have you got what it takes?

Are you…

  • 17 years and over?
  • Do you have free time regularly?
  • Do you enjoy helping others?
  • Would like to help child or an adult as they learn to manage their condition?
  • Are you reliable?
  • Do you drive and have access to a car?

If you answer yes to the above then we have varied volunteering roles and opportunities that you might like to be involved in.

We are always looking for volunteers to support our children, young people and adult services. We have two main volunteer roles which are; group activities & one-to-one support. It is possible to focus on just one of these but we offer training & opportunities for volunteers to get involved in both services.

Outside of this we are always looking for volunteers who may be able to support our base staff or office maintenance.

Group Activities:

Volunteers offer regular group support to children/young people mainly on Saturdays and/or during school holidays joining our staff team. We are also looking for volunteers to support our adults’ social skills groups which are held twice a month.


We support children, young people and adults throughout Derbyshire on our one-to-one or sometimes two-to-one services. A volunteer’s role is to spend time with a specific client to support the client’s aims and needs.


Full training will be given to all volunteers.

Boost or change your career options

Our volunteers are able to access further training courses through the VCI passport scheme, skills that they will find useful once they start volunteering for us and for their own personal development. All courses give recognised certification which is useful when building portfolios and the enhancement of CVs.

10 good reasons to volunteer with DAS

  • To meet people & make new friends
  • To put spare time to good use
  • To gain new experiences, learn new skills & receive specialist training
  • To do something enjoyable
  • To make use of existing skills
  • To build confidence & take on new responsibilities
  • To be valued, appreciated and feel useful
  • To gain a sense of achievement
  • To put something back into your community
  • To do something of special or of personal interest

If you would like to know more call us for a chat, email us on enquiries@derbyshireautismservices.org or contact us for an application.

Put yourself forward today!

DAS is a registered charity (number 1105525).

We are a team of experienced professionals and volunteers, overseen and managed by a committee of trustees, many of whom are parents or carers of someone with an ASC.

DAS is a friendly and caring organisation and provides support, advice, information and training. We make sure that decision makers and funders are always made aware of the impact that their decisions have on people with autism and their families and carers.

We fight to make sure that people with autism get the very best opportunity to make the most of their lives.