In India, ASTEP Volunteer Artists provide diverse and engaging creative arts programming for youth from deeply underserved communities. Volunteer opportunities at our partner schools and youth-serving organizations are available year-round.

ASTEP at Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project

A team of 10-12 ASTEP Volunteer Artists lead two-week art camps twice a year (May and September) for the students at Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, a school and home for economically and socially disadvantaged children near Bangalore, India. In addition, ASTEP Volunteer Artists deliver year-round music lessons. The focus of these art programs is to enhance the personal development, academic achievement, and leadership skills for these students, grades Pre-K through high school. Learn more!

ASTEP at Teach for India

In 2013, ASTEP and Teach for India (TFI) ventured into a pilot program to integrate the arts into the academic classroom and organize and produce the MAYA project, an original musical performed by TFI students. Today, small teams of 3-5 Volunteer Artists are matched with TFI Teaching Fellows (teachers in training), focusing on ways to incorporate the arts into their curriculum. For example, using music to help teach fractions or using dance to help teach multiplication and division. By sharing tangible artistic tools to bolster classroom teaching, ASTEP shows the arts not only have the power to engage children but excite them about learning. Learn more! 


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