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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.

Opening Minds, Opening Doors San Antonio

Providence Place, CHI Administration Building
6487 Whitby Road, San Antonio, TX 78240

New 6-Week Class: Preparing a Powerful Story for Presentation
Saturdays, October 8th – November 12th, 12:30pm -4:30pm

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 six-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 (volunteer) 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. Must be 18 or older.

Download Application here.

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

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