Get Involved

Get Involved

[I] make no pretense of being the last word on the subject of autistic children. …more appropriate to call it one of the first words.

— Rosalind Oppenheim, Founder of Rimland

“Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end. ” – Dr. Thomas Dooley

Due to the nature of our environment, we have a limited, specific set of volunteer opportunities where we welcome engagement.

Music Class

Do you play an instrument?  Is your voice a harmonic dream?  Our residents simply l-o-v-e their music afternoons!  While we have one, incredibly dedicated volunteer who comes weekly to our Developmental Training Center, our residents welcome the chance to move and groove more often.  Please email (WHO?) with a brief note about yourself, the instrument you play, and your schedule.


Our residents thrive from tilling the soil, learning about growing plants.  Do you know how to build raised bed gardens?  Have access to materials and gardening knowledge?  Have connections to seed companies?  We would love to install gardens at each of our residential homes – particularly vegetable.  For more information on how we welcome your help, contact (WHO?).

Board of Directors

We welcome the opportunity to expand our Board of Directors.  If you have an interest in our organization, whether you’re interested in furthering our expansion or if you care deeply about the world of autism, please be in touch to learn about opportunities.

Fundraising Committee

With ongoing budget cuts at the State and Federal levels, Rimland, like many non-profit organizations, is consistently seeking funding.  Do you have grant writing skills?  Would you like to host a dinner in your home?  Are you connected to businesses that might be able to assist in our expansion and residential home renovation?  If you’d like to contribute to our continued success, yet might not have enough time to join our Board, please consider joining our Fundraising Committee.  Should you be interested, please contact Carolyn Zak, Executive Director, at cwith your ideas.

Residential Homes

We’ve invested time and resources in developing a design standard that encourages our residents to fulfill their human potential, as well as continue to keep them safe and thriving.  Each item in our homes – paint color, light fixtures, appliances, faucets, and furniture – is selected with the well-being and care of our residents in mind.  From seeking social investors for capital to hands-on contracting assistance, or even in-kind donations, our Design Director welcomes your assistance.  Our goal is aggressive:   to renovate 4 more homes in the next calendar year, as well as our café and kitchen in the Developmental Training Center.  To learn more about opportunities or to offer assistance, please contact Michael Talbot.