UPDATE: While we can’t be in the classroom with our students for now, we are reaching them the safest way we can: digitally.
Visit Arts During COVID-19 to learn about the ways we’ve adapted our programs during this pandemic and how you can get involved!
∴ VOLUNTEER AS A TEACHING ARTIST
ASTEP is always looking for dedicated and passionate artists who want to use the transforming power of the arts to engage with young people. Follow these simple steps:
- To see an up-to-date list with ASTEP volunteer opportunities in response to the pandemic, check out this form.
- Learn more about our U.S. and International Programs, which will resume when it is safe to be back in the classroom with our students.
- When you’re ready, fill out our Volunteer Application and interview with an ASTEP staff member.
- Complete a General Volunteer Training session. Then receive your volunteer placement and be on your way to using the arts for change!
Check out this handy Volunteer Fact Sheet, which walks you through the process!
∴ BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER
ASTEP is supported by corporations who believe in our mission. Corporate partnership opportunities include volunteer days, such as Arts Olympics, sponsorship opportunities at ASTEP special events, and grant invitations. ASTEP also offers customized engagement opportunities for our corporate partners to best fit their needs. For more information complete this form or contact Meg O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
∴ ORGANIZE AN EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER DAY, HOST AN ARTS OLYMPICS!
ASTEP leads employee volunteer days year round through our Arts Olympics program. By hosting a dynamic fun day with ASTEP, employee volunteers will help create a safe space that gives children the opportunity to develop their social emotional skills while making memories. The day will be structured around skill building activities and games that enhance the children’s confidence, collaboration skills, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity. By integrating these 21st century skills into Emotion ball, water balloon tosses, tie dying, jewelry making, sports and more, this event will truly give students a rich and fulfilling summertime fun. For more information complete this form or contact Meg O’Brien at email@example.com.
∴ JOIN THE ASTEP BOARD
Our board members are comprised of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing access to the arts for children around the world. They are deeply committed to raising funds and awareness for the organization. Interested in joining our board? For more information complete this form or contact Meg O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASTEP offers unique ways to donate to our programs.
- Make a General Donation or an Opening Night gift. Browse our Gift Catalog or donate In Honor of someone special. DONATE NOW!
- Create a fundraiser campaign through Facebook. START HERE!
- Add Artists Striving to End Poverty as your chosen charity through AmazonSmile.
- Double your impact by submitting your donation receipt to your company’s matching gift program.
As a child-focused organization, ASTEP creates circumstances in which children and adults regularly come into contact with each other. To that end, our policy is intended to guide the organization and individuals associated with it (volunteers, staff members, board members, interns, partners, and others, hereafter referred to as associates) on appropriate interactions with children. The goal of this policy is to promote the safety and well-being of children participating in ASTEP programs and activities and to provide clear guidance to ASTEP associates on safer ways of working with children. We have a responsibility to promote the protection and safety of children while they are in contact with staff. A child or minor is defined as a person under 18 years of age.
ASTEP is proud to be a Service Enterprise organization, which recognizes that we integrate volunteers and their skills into our human capital strategy to achieve our social mission.
Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. Service Enterprise certification indicates that the organization has the capability and management expertise to strategically leverage volunteers to improve the performance of their organization.