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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.

For more information about our volunteer opportunities or to sign up for one, please call 512-454-9912 or contact Lynn Johnson.

Opening Minds, Opening Doors: Promoting Self-Advocates as Speakers

Opening Minds, Opening Doors (OMOD) works with people with disabilities to write and present their stories at Texas conferences and other events.

New 6-Week Class: Preparing a Powerful Story for Presentation

Saturdays, April 18th - May 23rd, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
in Room 101 of the AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705

As a volunteer project assistant, your duties will include serving as a general assistant to the instructors, providing one-on-one coaching and support to participants, scribing or describing for participants when necessary, and other duties as required. Volunteers MUST be 18 or older, attend an orientation, assist during the full six-week class, and comply with VSA Texas' policies.

Please contact Eric for more information or call 512-454-9912. Click here to download the volunteer application. The volunteer application deadline is Wednesday, April 15th, at 5 pm.

VSA Texas Side By Side Volunteer Opportunity
Assist Young Adults with Disabilities as they learn Filmmaking

June 15-19, 2015
June 22 - July 3, 2015
AGE Bldg.
3710 Cedar St. Room 101
Austin, TX

VSA Texas is hosting a Side by Side opportunity for young adults with developmental disabilities ages 15-22 to work with professional artists in the filmmaking industry through classroom settings, hands-on experience, on-location work and a final short film.

Volunteers are needed to assist the filmmakers in the classroom by assisting the students as they learn film skills, providing one to one support to the students and other duties as required. Volunteers will work within the small groups as they write, record and edit a film. You also must be 18 years or older and be able to commit for the entirety of the class or else discuss shifts. A short orientation is required.

June 15-19, 2015: Students will meet as a group to learn basic film skills through lectures and hands on exercises. The next two weeks, June 22- July 3, 2015, the small groups will meet at various locations including the classroom, the studio, and on-location filming sites to make a short film. There will be a Real to Reel Film Showcase on Sunday, July 12, 2015. For information please contact Lynn Johnson or call 512-454-9912. For more details and times click here to download application.

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