2011 Architecture in Schools Program Currently Seeking Volunteers!

AIA Austin's Architecture in Schools needs volunteers to for a variety of events and programs currently being planned and organized by the Architecture in Schools committee.  We have several different types of volunteering opportunities available - based on the time that you may be able to give.  

Architecture in Schools Program Instruction (duration - 8 weeks):

The Architecture in Schools program is a eight-week course taught to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in their classroom, using a curriculum developed by AIA Austin.  We need volunteers who can devote approximately an hour of their time every week for classroom instruction (plus additional time for instruction preparation and travel to/from the campus).  Classroom instruction begins in September and runs until the middle of November.     

  A brief workshop will be held at the Center for Architecture in the last week of August (times/dates TBD) to review each grade level's curriculum, meet the other volunteers, and discuss the expectations for the upcoming year.   Volunteers will be notified at least one week in advance of these workshops with their grade level assignments.  

Box City Event Planning Committee (duration - mid August thru mid October):

The Architecture in Schools committee is working with the Chapter to develop an event geared towards elementary school aged students in Austin - to take place during the Chapter's Design Month in October.  The duties and responsibilities will vary, based on the volunteers' availability and schedule.   

 UT School of Architecture AiS Student Showcase and Tour (duration - 1 day):   

The Architecture in Schools Program Instruction concludes with a final showcase at the University of Texas School of Architecture on Thursday, November 17th.  The committee needs volunteers to be available for set up and tear down of exhibits, escorting students between the buses and the school building, and other additional duties to be further developed. 

Any interested parties should contact Denise Shaw at denise@aiaaustin.org, indicating the event/program for which they wish to volunteer.