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Get Involved - Volunteer

VSA Texas offers a number of fun and engaging volunteer opportunities. Whether you want to learn about working with people with disabilities, or simply like participating in art activities, we can help you find a volunteer position right for you.

It’s My Story

Classes for young adults with disabilities ages 16-22. They learn how to tell their story through digital media!
Held at VSA Texas Room 101, 3710 Cedar St, Austin, TX 78705
Spring Break Week: M-Th, March 13-16
10 am – 2 pm

"Say It! - Video Storytelling" w/ Dana Sayre
Saturdays, May 13, 20, 27
1-4 pm

Storytelling through Stop Motion Animation w/ Johnny Villarreal
Summer Session 1: M-Th, June 19-22
10 am – 2 pm

Your 15 Minutes of Fame w/ Jeannine Chartier
Summer Session 2: M-Th, June 26-29
10 am – 2 pm

My Digital Life w/ Jeannine Chartier
Summer Session 2: M-Th, June 26-29
10 am – 2 pm

Please contact Lynn Johnson or call 512-454-9912 if interested.

Art in the Park

March 24, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E Segovia St.
Austin, TX 78702

JOIN US AT ART IN THE PARK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Volunteer Opportunities:

Please contact Lynn Johnson or call 512-454-9912 if interested.

Project Assistant
Opening Minds Opening Doors: Promoting Self-advocates as Speakers

Volunteer Description: Project Assistant
The Opening Minds, Opening Doors project trains self-advocates with developmental disabilities to write and present their personal stories at conferences and other events in Texas. In this five-week class, each participant will write and revise a single story and then develop the public speaking skills to present that story to live audience. As a project assistant, your duties will include serving as a general assistant to the instructors, providing one-on-one coaching support to participants, scribing or describing for participants when necessary, and other duties as required.

- Orientation – Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm before class
AGE Building, Room 101, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705

- Five-Week Class – Saturdays, March 4 – April 1, 2017 12:30 – 4:30pm
AGE Building, Room 101, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705

Download Application Here.

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