Our coaches are also an integral part of our program. Most of them had no experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder until they volunteered. Some are still attending school, many are working in a variety of occupations, and some are retired. Some are experienced agility competitors and some learned agility just to be able to volunteer for Agility Angels. All of them are patient, kind, and loving with the students and the dogs.
Even if you don’t want to work directly with the students or the dogs, we still have opportunities for volunteers.
Agility Angels has been a wonderful gift to my adult brother. He experiences joy in the success of working with the dogs, coaches and volunteers. It gives him the opportunity to relate to others in a non-threatening supportive environment. It’s been good for me to see how much he enjoys the group and the activities. – Diane, a sister