Help Wanted

The Help Wanted is a weekly email that lists all the current volunteer needs in the Ann Arbor Open community.  For general volunteering questions or if you’re new to Ann Arbor Open and would like some help finding the right volunteer job for you, contact the AAO Volunteer Coordinator, Angie Watson (angie@neonquill.com).

Here are the current volunteer needs:

The Help Wanted is a weekly email that lists all the current volunteer needs in the Ann Arbor Open community.  For general volunteering questions or if you would like some help finding the right volunteer job for you, contact the AAO Volunteer Coordinator, Angie Watson (angie@neonquill.com).

Here are the current volunteer needs:

Focus Studies - January 27-31:  Volunteers and donations are needed to support Focus Studies on January 27-31. Current needs are for volunteers who can crochet or knit, as well as loans of portable sewing machines and donations of cotton fabrics, fleece, and cotton yarn.  Classes take place during the first hour of the school day.  Please contact Christine (deucher@a2schools.org) if you are able to help. She is happy to help with topic selection, but she must know your topic before we leave for winter break on December 20th.

SIDEShow (formerly known as Science and Maker Fair) - Feb 20: Volunteers are needed to help setup (2/20 @ 1pm) and take down (2/21 @ 1 pm) tables, and to review projects (2/20 4-8pm) or help as greeters at the event (2/20 6-8 pm) . No special knowledge is needed to be a reviewer, and the students really appreciate the feedback. To volunteer, go to http://bit.ly/aaosideshow and click on Volunteer link. Contact  either Vita Strumba ( vstrumba@gmail.com) or Pete Pasque (pasque@gmail.com) with any questions.

Disability Awareness Workshop Parent Coordinator:  One or two volunteers are needed to coordinate this very special event, which is run by the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.  Coordinators need to work with the center in the planning stages and to organize the AAO parent volunteers on the day of the event.  The current coordinators are stepping down but are able to help new volunteers get started.  The Disability Awareness Workshop is a one-day program to teach students an empathetic understanding of physical, developmental, and learning disabilities. The hands-on activity-based workshop is designed to help the students develop knowledge of not only how difficult and complex daily living can be for individuals with disabilities but also how innovative and resourceful they are at finding solutions.   More information will be made provided by the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living once the workshop has been booked.  For more information, the website address is sites.google.com/view/yourdaw/yourdaw.  The Workshop can be scheduled at a variety of times between January and April. At AAO, we provide this for half of the 3/4 classrooms one year and the other 3/4 classrooms on alternate years.  Contact Angie Watson (angie@neonquill.com) with interest or questions.

AAOCC Executive Board: Two positions on the Ann Arbor Open Coordinating Council (AAOCC) are available for the 2020-2022 term: the Communications Co-Chair and the Treasurer. We are looking for people to join the AAOCC Exec Committee who want to make a difference on a large scale and are passionate about and dedicated to having an amazing school.  Contact aaochair@gmail.com if you are interested in throwing your hat in the ring or if you have any questions about what the positions entail.