Volunteering with VSA Texas

We offer a number of fun and engaging volunteer opportunities throughout the year! Whether you want to learn about working with people with disabilities, fulfill recreational therapy requirements for your degree, or simply like participating in art activities, we can help you find a volunteer position right for you.

For more information about our volunteer opportunities, please call 512-454-9912 or email Lynn Johnson.

Preparing a Powerful Story for Presentation (Spring 2019)

Opening Minds, Opening Doors is seeking volunteers to assist in its Preparing a Powerful Story for Presentation class! This intensive six-week writing workshop serves adults with disabilities who are interested in writing and presenting their story at public events. During the first half of the class, participants write several different stories and then choose one story to develop into a 4-6 minute speech. In the second half of the class, participants learn effective public speaking skills, use a variety of microphones, and receive one-on-one coaching from the class instructor, volunteers, and other participants in order to deliver an engaging, polished speech at a public showcase for family, friends, and members of the community. As a volunteer project assistant, your duties will include serving as a general assistant to the instructor, providing one-on-one coaching to participants, scribing for participants, and other duties as required.

If the following dates and times work with your schedule, we encourage you to apply for a volunteer position! Please submit the OMOD Volunteer Application no later than Friday, March 8th at 5 PM. Email Eric Clow or call 512-454-9912 for more information.

Orientation: Saturday, March 23, 1:00-3:00 PM in Room 101 of the AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705

Workshop Schedule: 6 Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 PM, March 30, April 6, 13, and 27, and May 4 and 11 in Room 101 of the AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705

younger person teaching an older woman on a computer
two female volunteers coach a woman in a wheelchair on her speech
older man assists student at a table