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Volunteering with TAP this Summer

Looking up from my computer, my eyes fall on a fond object creation that I made during TAP Summer Camp smiling back at me on my desk. With its face drawn on in sharpie, part of an egg carton for the body, a fuzzy ball for the tail and pipe cleaners for the ears, this bunny brings back fond memories.
While the kids were busy choosing sequins, googly eyes, styrofoam cups, and funky foam in order to craft their very own Babushka dolls, I helped their visions come to life by hot gluing various parts together, selecting great materials for their dolls, and being there to watch as they excitedly showed me the finished results. In the midst of the entire enthusiastic hubbub, I had a few moments of downtime, and having caught the creative bug, I also made my own little work of art.
As a volunteer this summer, I enjoyed being able to take part in the fun: To play games with the kids, to hang out with them at lunch, to color with them at the end of the day, and to learn with them about the many different ways to be creative. Not only did the kids have a lot of fun this summer learning, dancing, acting, singing, film-making, and creating works of art, I too had a blast. Thank you Theatre Action Project for such an enjoyable volunteer experience!
TAP Summer Camp Volunteer Michelle Cahill
Michelle was a great volunteer who devoted 240 hours of service to our Summer Camp’s, volunteering for six weeks of camp!

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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