TAP has received a Volunteer Project Leader grant from Capital Area United Way’s Hands on Central Texas. This grant will enable us to continue building capacity in communities in and around Austin and we couldn’t be more proud or grateful.
Here’s what all this means for you: We now have the opportunity to train Volunteer Project Leaders (VPLs). VPLs will work with TAP, United Way, and other organizations associated with United Way to lead at least two projects by March 1, 2011. There are lots– I repeat– LOTS of options for projects. As a VPL, you might spearhead creating a craft activity for a TAP event, sort at a local pantry, or organizing a clean-up of a local park. Getting certified as a VPL will help you develop skills in leadership, civics, and community building (all of which would look great on a resume!) and provides a truly meaningful way to give back to the amazing, vibrant, and constantly evolving Austin community.
If you’re interested in being trained as a VPL, please email Megan Fullen, our Community Relations Manager, at email@example.com, for more information or to RSVP for a VPL training. The trainings will be held a week from today, on Thursday, September 30th, from 12- 2. or 6-7 at our office (701 Tillery Street). Food will be provided.
Elizabeth Kohout, After-School Programming Associate