We’re celebrating the amazing people who give up their time to support our charity.

Three cheers for all our volunteers!

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of more than 2,000 brilliant individuals who volunteer for us at the National Autistic Society. From driving school buses to listening to concerned parents on our helpline, these heroes are helping to make the world more autism-friendly for the 700,000 adults and children on the spectrum and their families. We owe them a huge thank you.

Throughout the week, we’re showcasing eight of these brilliant human beings and one cute pug, Toddy, who volunteers up cuddles and strokes at our City Road Head Office in London.

Mandy Garford - I volunteer to support families and those on the autistic spectrum and raise awareness

The group includes Mandy Garford who recently won our ‘most inspirational volunteer’ award for her tireless work as Chair of our Dartford and Gravesham Branch. There she organises a cafe, after-school clubs and support meetings for adults. And, she fits all of this in around looking after her three autistic children. Thank you, Mandy!

Find out how you can volunteer like Mandy.