ASTEP is always looking for dedicated and passionate artists who want to use the transforming power of the arts to engage with young people. There are many ways for you to get involved!

Follow these simple steps:

  • Learn more about our U.S. and International Programs
  • If you have a sense of where you’d like to go, fill out an Inquiry Form. An ASTEP staff member will contact you and guide you through the application process.
  • 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!


[ASTEP Child Safeguarding Policy]

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.