Be a Volunteer

TACA is extremely grateful for the hundreds of volunteers that lend their time and energy to our efforts. Event volunteers serve on an “event-by-event” basis and can serve in leadership and support roles supporting events including family events, galas, and more. Descriptions of upcoming volunteer opportunities in Southern California are listed below. Any volunteers under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Volunteer at one of our SoCal Events


Family Carnival

June 5, 2022

This event provides a rare opportunity for families affected by autism to find joy in rides, food, and fun in a secure environment.


Ante Up for Autism Gala

September 24, 2022

Ante Up for Autism is our annual fundraising Gala. To help make this event a success, we need several volunteers to assist in various roles on the day of the gala. Must be 21 years or older if volunteering night of the event.


Fall Festival

October 2022

This annual TACA event is closed to the public and provides TACA families and their children the opportunity to experience a fun day in a safe and supportive environment, surrounded by other families who are familiar with autism.


Sensitive Santa

December 3, 2022

This is a special time exclusively dedicated to children and their families who are living with autism. They will play games, have fun, enjoy treats, and meet Santa!

Autism Youth Ambassadors (AYA)

TACA is proud to collaborate with youths in the community wishing to volunteer their time in support of our Mission.


Autism Youth Ambassadors (AYA) work with TACA’s National Office to plan and implement strategies that will educate their peers about the rising incidence of autism and inspire others to join their efforts on behalf of TACA on their respective campuses (elementary, middle school, high school, college, etc.).  They also plan community fundraising efforts with the our guidance and volunteer their time at TACA events such as our annual Family Picnic each summer.


View Autism Youth Ambassador presentation here (PDF): Click here to view a PDF of the presentation.


View TACA National Office AYA Open House presentation here (PDF): Click here the view a PDF of the presentation.

To volunteer with TACA or for more information about current volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form below. 

Please note our office is located in Irvine, CA.