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Aspire Accessories Volunteers

Job Description – Program Volunteer

Organization:                   Social Motion, Inc – Aspire Accessories Program


Title:                                   Volunteer Instructor


Accountability:                 Program Coordinator



  • Provide one-on-one and/or group support to Artisans as they complete their assigned job/s
    • Utilize assisted devices and feedback to senior instructor if additional support or modifications are required
  • Monitor Artisans at lunch time with social skills (manners)
    • Encourage conversation amongst peers
    • Provide a topic of conversation that may interest the group: movies, shows, games, Disney
  • Supervise kitchen clean-up after lunch, and workshop clean up at the end of each work day
    • Ensure job checklists are completed
  • Monitor workplace discussion
    • Ensure suitable topics are being discussed and language is appropriate for the workplace
  • Monitor behavior in the workshop so that each artisan stays on task and ensure that individual behavior charts are being followed, where applicable
  • Assist Aspire staff with workshop set up each day


  • Aid artisans with tasks but refrain from completing the task/s for them
  • Allow the artisans time to process and respond to directions
  • Ask for help from another instructor if/when there is a behavior that makes you uncomfortable, causes concern or raises questions
  • Engage in conversation with the artisans: feel free to ask them about their weekend, evening, behavior charts, favorite things etc.
  • Casual dress is permitted in the workshop e.g. jeans and blouse but excessive jewelry and hairstyles may raise questions or provide distraction for the artisans, so is not advised
  • Artisans are required to put their phones away at 9:00am. Volunteers should not use their phones while working with artisans
  • Artisans either bring a packed lunch or order from the local BBQ restaurant, Aunt Pookies. Volunteers should do the same, remaining on site to eat their lunch with the artisans.
  • Review the Artisans Policy Pack and Code of Conduct
  • Hours are not dictated; however, it helps for volunteers to commit to a regular schedule so that we can plan effectively.


Contact Sarah Durbridge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713-461-7200 for more information.  


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