Mentors Needed At The Lab!

thelabWe love the team over at The Lab, who run a program for 10 to 16 year-old young people with Asperger’s Syndrome who enjoy working with computers.

They offer one-to-one tuition by technology professionals in areas such as programming, 3D, digital design and gaming. They’ve gone from strength to strength over the past few years and they’re looking for more people to be mentors from a range of areas around Australia.

The details:

The Lab is just about to expand (quite significantly) and we are just about to advertise for mentors for locations around Australia.

We are currently seeking mentors in the following areas:
Darwin (NT)
Blacktown (NSW)
Northern Beaches (NSW)
Hunter Valley (NSW)
Canberra (ACT)
Manningham (VIC)
Melton (VIC)
– as well as looking for interest from around the country so we are ready to go when new locations start. is where to go if you want to find out more and apply!

Sydney-siders: Use Your Gaming Knowledge For Good

UPDATE: Applications are now closed – see comments for details!

If you’re based in Sydney and want to do some great game-related work whilst being paid, you might like to consider this:

The Lab ( is a technology club for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.  Plans are currently underway for several Labs in the Sydney area, starting with Hornsby but also looking further south around Bondi.

We require mentors/technical assistants with appropriate technical skills to help run after school sessions(a few hours per week) with groups of young people (10-16).

Appropriate skills include programming, design, and knowledge of popular games and software such as minecraft and gamemaker.  This position would suit a computer science student or IT professionals in the IT industry who are looking to give a little back to society whilst getting paid to have fun.

If this sounds like you please send your resume to

I can personally vouch for this program as I’ve had some indirect involvement over the years – here’s an in-depth interview on the great work they do.