Events

Upcoming events

    • 02 Apr 2018
    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • Austin Sunshine Camps, Zilker Park, 2225 Andrew Zilker Road 78746



    Sunshine-4-AfterSchool Program Volunteering


    How to signup:

    CLICK HERE, enter your e-mail address (twice), and sign up!
    (Note: the above link is only for approved volunteers.)



    VOLUNTEER INFO

    Each school day throughout the year, kids from Fulmore Middle School attend ASC’s Sunshine -4- After School Program between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. when they are most vulnerable to negative influences, such as drugs and alcohol, gang activity and peer pressure.


    We’re looking for a few YMBL members to volunteer each day to come out and assist ASC staff. While there is a portion of the afternoon dedicated to homework, you’re not required to be a tutor. You’re there to hang out with the kids, be a positive role model, and to make it more fun. You’ll be amazed by the impact it has, not only on the kids, but on you.


    A TYPICAL AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

    4:00 – Kids arrive

    4:00 - 4:45 – Snack & Homework

    4:45 - 5:00 – Outdoor Time  

    5:00 - 6:00 – STEM-Related Activity, Outdoor Activity or Life Skills

    • Monday – Math
    • Tuesday – Science, Technology, or Engineering
    • Wednesday – Outdoor Activity (Rowing, Bike Riding, Soccer, etc.)
    • Thursday – Math
    • Friday – Life Skills


    SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

    • Let’s have fun. Encourage the kids with positive communication and pick someone up that appears to be having a rough day.
    • Try not to go 100% when playing football, basketball or gaga ball with the kids. We want both the kids and the volunteers to have a fun, safe, and injury-free experience.
    • For discipline issues and/or foul language, please contact Molly Kier as soon as possible.
    • If you feel like you are at a point where activities have slowed down, ask the staff what they need help with.
    • Do not engage the kids in any friendly hugs or contact, as we want to be as professional and liability-free as possible. High-fives and handshakes are acceptable if showing positive reinforcement and greeting one another. Volunteers should always be prepared to play outside for at least a few minutes (daily from 4:45-5:00, unless there is a special activity that day). Please arrive dressed in the proper attire or at least wearing tennis shoes.


    FAQS


    Q: What should I wear?

    A: Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for participation in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities (i.e. work clothes will likely not be suitable). Closed toe shoes are recommended. No bare midriffs, bra straps or short shorts. Keep in mind that some activities can get messy and volunteer attire should allow for full participation in all activities.  


    Q: Do I need experience volunteering with kids?

    A: You certainly do not need to have significant experience working with kids. You just need to be willing to put yourself out there to help these kids have fun and hopefully make meaningful connections.


    Q: Are volunteers responsible for running the program?

    A: The volunteer role is simply to help support the staff and have fun with the kids while building relationships and providing positive role models along the way. The staff can run the program. Volunteers can just go with the flow of the program and jump in and participate however they are comfortable.


    Q: Who can I talk to about fitting in or how to go about my volunteering shift?

    A: Find Casey Jones, our volunteer coordinator. She is the go-to person for everything volunteering! She is excellent at organizing and delegating duties to individuals and groups of volunteers.


    Q: My first time volunteering with the program it was difficult to really interact and connect with the kids. Is that normal?

    A: Yes. That is a completely normal experience as a volunteer. At first you don’t know the program or the kids, and the kids do not know you. With each time you go the kids become more receptive. As you build relationships with them both you and the kids will get more out of your time.


    Q: Can I sign up only on the days that feature Math or Science or Engineering?

    A: Absolutely. We want the volunteers to be as comfortable as possible. And if that means that you enjoy Math the most and would add the most value as a Math helper, then great! Stick to that schedule!


    Q: How often do I have to commit to volunteering?

    A: There is no required commitment. Come as often as you are able. Ideally volunteers will come out on a regular basis as their schedule allows. Some volunteers are able to come a couple times a month and some even come weekly.


    Q: Do I have to be at S-4-AS the full two hours?

    A: No. Many of us find it difficult to get out of work before 4 or 4:30pm (i.e. due to meetings, traffic, or other unforeseen things). Being there for at least one hour helps the ASC staff tremendously and gets you familiar with the kids. However, if you do have to cancel please let someone know in advance (i.e. Casey and/or Molly). A simple email or a phone call would suffice. So please keep Casey and Molly’s info handy.


    Q: What do I do if a S-4-AS student is verbally or physically abusing me?

    A:  While such a situation is rare, there are times where the students misbehave or “test” volunteers. Do not retaliate. Remove yourself from the situation and report the incident to Molly Kier as soon as possible.


    Q: Where is the Volunteering opportunity?

    A: Austin Sunshine Camps Zilker Lodge – located at 2225 Andrew Zilker Road 78746. Parking is available across from the camp driveway in the park. There is no parking available immediately in front of the lodge. All volunteers should park and then walk to the camp at their designated arrival time. Plan on 5 minutes to walk.


    Q: Can I use the restrooms at the Zilker Lodge during the volunteering session? 
    A:  Of course! We’re not going to let you suffer! Please use the second floor bathrooms only.


    Q:  What if I don’t know the answer to a math or science problem a child is working on during homework time?

    A: Totally fine to own it! Let them know you’re not sure and don’t want to lead them down the wrong path, and then ask a staff to help out!

     

    Q:  What do I do during homework time if nobody asks for my help?

    A:  Be present in the room and available. If you’re sitting with a child, ask them about their assignment/ how they came to an answer (this helps strike up a conversation & assists you in engagement).


    STAFF INFORMATION

    Casey Jones, Sunshine Afterschool Program Manager

    casey@sunshinecamps.org

    (512) 505-0908



    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 5001 Shaw Dr. Marble Falls, TX
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    The final push to prep the Lake Travis facility for camp is on April 21st! Rain or shine — this is our only opportunity to get the job done. We’re going to work for a couple hours, polish off a few cases, crash, clean up and go. We’ll be preparing the ropes course, cleaning the grounds and building getting camp ready for the kids. We’ll provide lunch and dinner, enough booze for an army, and some tools.


    Here’s what I need from you:

    • Garden/landscape rake (10+ needed)

    • Work gloves and hat

    • Shoes or boots (beware of fire ants and snakes)

    • Strong back

    • Strong liver

    • Weed eaters, trimmers, hedge shears

    • Sawzall; sledge hammer

    • Swimsuit, pillow


    When the job is done, we’ve got a full lake, kayaks, canoes, gaga ball. The event goes from 8am Saturday to 8am Sunday. A few of us will be there Friday night as well if you’d rather join us Friday night thru Saturday.


    We strongly encourage all new members come out to experience our beautiful Travis Camp and get to know the other members. This is the best opportunity to step up and either start or continue to get involved.


    Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/175629679826474


    Questions/Comments:

    Eric Pampe – Chair of Travis – 512-751-0484

    Kelly Cooper – VP, Facilities – 512-656-0428


    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd, Austin, TX 78746
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    Come check out the Zilker Lodge and get to know the Austin Sunshine Camp staff. Bring guests that are thinking about joining YMBL, anyone that might want to rent the lodge for an event, or donors who want to know more about the Austin Sunshine Camps. The event is sponsored by Twisted X Brewing Co., so there will be plenty of beers to go around. 

    • 03 May 2018
    • 06 May 2018
    • Vic Mathias Shores 900 West Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
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    REGISTER FOR A POSITION HERE


    The race couldn't happen without generous volunteers and there are plenty of available positions from Friday, 5/4 - Sunday, 5/6. Register for the position you'd like to volunteer for.


    Sunday volunteers - check in at the Volunteer Tent to receive their shirt and instructions for their designated assignment area.


    Friday and Saturday volunteers - check in at Rogue Running: 410 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703.


    For specific questions, get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator for more information - zarazua.daniel@gmail.com.
    • 06 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Vic Mathias Shores
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    The Silicon Labs Sunshine Run is a 5K /10K race through downtown Austin with historic numbers of 2,200+ participants. This is YMBL's largest fundraising event for 2018, and with a goal of making a $400,000 donation to ASC, all members are asked to participate by either volunteering or participating in the run/walk.


    This year we've combined this event with our 2018 individual fundraising efforts to grow community participation and your ultimately make your fundraising efforts easier. By each member creating a race team, we'll easily increase community awareness, participation and donations. We've reduced the barrier to entry with reduced and free race options as well as offered incentives to get your recruited teammates raising money that goes towards your duty of raising enough to send at least one kid to camp ($500).


    Click here to visit the official event page. Create a team and kick off your 2018 fundraising campaign today!


    For questions about how to get involved in the race committee, contact Nolan Woyner at nolan.woyner@gmail.com or Jay Horn at eh1193@gmail.com.


    • 12 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 2225 Andrew Zilker Rd, Austin, TX 78746
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    Camp is a ton of fun, and we want it to start with a clean facility ready for the kids. We will be doing a thorough clean of the interior & exterior facilities along with some general landscape work. If you want to see some serious activity around the Lodge then come on out this day.


    The kids will be outside a ton this summer, but we want them and the staff to enjoy the new building as much as possible. It’s time for a good, thorough interior clean of the space. The more volunteers the better! Please bring whatever brooms, mops, cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, dust rags, etc. you can and we’ll have plenty of beers for you to consume. Ceiling fans, windows, floors, common areas, etc. will all need some good attention before 1,000+ kids pass through the Lodge this year. Let’s give them a great looking facility to come home to!


    More info to follow regarding specific projects and what tools will be needed.


Past events

11 Apr 2018 April Speaker Series Luncheon : Rod Favaron
04 Apr 2018 New and Prospective Member Happy Hour / Sunshine Run Committee Meeting
21 Mar 2018 March Speaker Series Luncheon : Randall Crowder
15 Mar 2018 YMBL Member Orientation to ASC
13 Mar 2018 ASC After School Program Spring Break Canoe Night
01 Mar 2018 2018 YMBL Spring Fling
28 Feb 2018 2018 Past Presidents Luncheon
21 Feb 2018 February Speaker Series Luncheon : Tony Aguilar
07 Feb 2018 New and Prospective Member Happy Hour / Sunshine Run Committee Meeting
01 Feb 2018 2018 Fundraising Orientation Online Webinar : Session 3
31 Jan 2018 2018 Fundraising Orientation : Session 2
30 Jan 2018 2018 Fundraising Orientation : Session 1
23 Jan 2018 2018 Call to Order Meeting
14 Dec 2017 YMBL Holiday Party
06 Dec 2017 December Speaker Series: Josh Hare, President + Founder of Hops & Grain Brewery
09 Nov 2017 2017 Alumni Legacy Bash
08 Nov 2017 November Speaker Series ft. Daron K. Roberts: Author, NFL Coach, UT Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation
02 Nov 2017 YMBL Fall Fling 2017
19 Oct 2017 2017 YMBL Golf Tournament
18 Oct 2017 October Speaker Series: How To Build an Austin Brand
12 Oct 2017 Golf Classic Kickoff Happy Hour
04 Oct 2017 Sunshine Afterschool Volunteer Info and Volunteer Feedback Session
02 Oct 2017 October YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
21 Sep 2017 2017 ASC After School Kick-Off Celebration Hosted by Corridor Title
11 Sep 2017 September YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
31 Aug 2017 YMBL + YWA Summer Networking Happy Hour
12 Aug 2017 School Supply Drive
11 Aug 2017 Lost Chief - Summer Camp Session 8
10 Aug 2017 Canoe Night - Summer Camp Session 8
09 Aug 2017 August Speaker Series ft. Adam Lyons, CEO of theZebra.com
08 Aug 2017 Carnival Night - Summer Camp Session 8
08 Aug 2017 Camper Pickup - Summer Camp Session 8
07 Aug 2017 August YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
04 Aug 2017 Lost Chief - Summer Camp Session 7
31 Jul 2017 Carnival Night - Summer Camp Session 7
31 Jul 2017 Camper Pickup - Summer Camp Session 7
26 Jul 2017 Volunteer Orientation - Summer Camp Session 8
25 Jul 2017 Canoe Night - Summer Camp Session 6
12 Jul 2017 July Speaker Series ft. Pete Winstead of Winstead PC
10 Jul 2017 July YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
14 Jun 2017 June Speaker Series ft. Matthew Pollard, Acclaimed Speaker & Business Coach, Presenting "Rapid Growth, the Lazy Way!"
11 Jun 2017 Lost Chief - Summer Camp Session 1
08 Jun 2017 Canoe Night - Summer Camp Session 1
07 Jun 2017 Carnival Night - Summer Camp Session 1
07 Jun 2017 Camper Pickup - Summer Camp Session 1
06 Jun 2017 Volunteer Orientation - Summer Camp Session 2
05 Jun 2017 June YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
25 May 2017 Volunteer Orientation - Summer Camp Session 1
20 May 2017 Prep Zilker Lodge INTERIOR for Summer Camp
13 May 2017 Prep Zilker Lodge EXTERIOR for Summer Camp
10 May 2017 May Speaker Series ft. Colin Pope, EDITOR of the Austin Business Journal
02 May 2017 May Restaurant Series : Mattie's at Green Pastures
01 May 2017 May YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
22 Apr 2017 Travis Camp YMBL Workday & Retreat
15 Apr 2017 YMBL Spring Fun Shoot
12 Apr 2017 April Speaker Series ft. TX Supreme Court Justice Don Willett
03 Apr 2017 April YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
01 Apr 2017 Austin Under 40 Volunteering
16 Mar 2017 March Speaker Series | Stepping Up to the Plate: How Our Generation Can Shape Austin's Future ft. Patrick Rose
12 Mar 2017 Zilker Lodge YMBL Workday
11 Mar 2017 Travis Camp Spring Break Prep Day
07 Mar 2017 YMBL Restaurant Series : Emmer & Rye
06 Mar 2017 March YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
02 Mar 2017 YMBL Spring Fling
01 Mar 2017 2017 Past Presidents Luncheon
08 Feb 2017 February Speaker Series: Captain 'O.W.' Wright
11 Jan 2017 January Speaker Series: Alan Graham, Founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes
08 Dec 2016 YMBL Holiday Party
07 Dec 2016 Special December Speaker Series: Chip McElroy, President of Live Oak Brewing Co**ft. SLAB BBQ
05 Dec 2016 December YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
10 Nov 2016 2016 Alumni Legacy Bash
07 Nov 2016 November YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
29 Oct 2016 Austin Sunshine Camp Fall Festival Volunteering
13 Oct 2016 YMBL Fall Fling
12 Oct 2016 October YMBL Lunch | Tim Hayden, Mktg Executive & Tech Author
03 Oct 2016 October YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
29 Sep 2016 2016 YMBL Golf Tournament
14 Sep 2016 The Next Wave of ATX Power Entrepreneurs: A special Speaker Series Lunch roundtable
12 Sep 2016 September YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
13 Aug 2016 BBQ & School Supply Drive
10 Aug 2016 August YMBL Lunch | Angelos Angelou, guest speaker
01 Aug 2016 August YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
27 Jul 2016 July YMBL Lunch | Guest Speaker Charlie Strong
11 Jul 2016 July YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
08 Jun 2016 Fundraising Wrap Up Party
08 Jun 2016 June YMBL Lunch | Eldon Rude, guest speaker
06 Jun 2016 June YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
11 May 2016 May YMBL Lunch | Guest Speaker Lance Armstrong
08 May 2016 2016 Silicon Labs Sunshine Run
02 May 2016 May YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
30 Apr 2016 YMBL Lake Travis Workday/Retreat
16 Apr 2016 Volunteer Sign-Up for Austin Under 40 Awards
16 Apr 2016 Austin Under 40 Awards
04 Apr 2016 April YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
09 Mar 2016 March YMBL Lunch | Chuck Gordon, guest speaker
07 Mar 2016 March YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
03 Mar 2016 YMBL Spring Fling 2016
10 Feb 2016 February YMBL Lunch | Madison Wickham, guest speaker
08 Feb 2016 February YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
01 Feb 2016 YMBL Call to Order 2016
20 Jan 2016 January YMBL Wings Lunch with Pluckers Owner Dave Paul
14 Jan 2016 Au40 Nominations Closing Mixer
11 Jan 2016 January YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
11 Jan 2016 Sunshine4 Afterschool Volunteering
07 Dec 2015 December YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
03 Dec 2015 2015 YMBL Holiday Party
19 Nov 2015 November YMBL Lunch | Guest Speaker Steve Zbranek
12 Nov 2015 2015 Alumni Legacy Bash
02 Nov 2015 November YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
31 Oct 2015 Austin Sunshine Camp Fall Festival
17 Oct 2015 2015 Victory Cup
13 Oct 2015 October YMBL Supper | Guest Speaker Chris Heller, CEO of Keller Williams Realty International
08 Oct 2015 YMBL Fall Fling
05 Oct 2015 October YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
17 Sep 2015 2015 YMBL Golf Tournament
09 Sep 2015 September YMBL Networking Lunch
07 Sep 2015 September YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
11 Aug 2015 August YMBL Supper | Guest Speaker Mike Millard, Seton Executive Director of Innovation and Commercialization
03 Aug 2015 August YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
08 Jul 2015 July Lunch Speaker | Tony Budet, CEO of University Federal Credit Union
27 Jun 2015 2nd Annual YPE Crawfish Boil benefiting ASC
25 Jun 2015 ASC Zilker Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
08 Jun 2015 Summer Camp Volunteering for Non-Members
26 May 2015 Fundraising Wrap Up Party
16 May 2015 Zilker Move-In - Day 1
13 May 2015 May Lunch Speaker | Shawn Bose, Deily.org CEO and Co-Founder
11 May 2015 Innovation Week at PeopleFund
23 Apr 2015 Professional Development Session | Austin Leader Challenge
16 Apr 2015 YMBL Spring Fling
14 Apr 2015 April Supper Speaker | August Petersen, YMBL Alumnus and President of August Petersen Consulting
11 Mar 2015 March Lunch Speaker | Fred Burton, VP of Intelligence, Stratfor
07 Mar 2015 Austin Under 40 Awards
25 Feb 2015 Professional Development Session | Sales For Today's Professional
19 Feb 2015 2015 YMBL Call to Order
10 Feb 2015 YMBL Speaker Series | February Supper with guest speaker Matt Curtis
30 Jan 2015 Friday Happy Hour - YMBL BBQ Group
14 Jan 2015 YMBL January Lunch Speaker | Dan Graham, CEO of BuildASign
13 Dec 2014 ASC Leadership Wrap-up Party
06 Dec 2014 Creek Cleanup - ASC Leadership Community Service Project December
19 Nov 2014 YMBL Speaker Series | Aubrey Marcus, CEO of Onnit
13 Nov 2014 2014 Alumni Legacy Bash
12 Nov 2014 YMBL Shirt Order Deadline
07 Nov 2014 Friday Lunch - YMBL BBQ Group
23 Oct 2014 2014 YMBL Golf Tournament
16 Oct 2014 YMBL BBQ Team Meetup
09 Oct 2014 S4AS Volunteer Orientation
02 Oct 2014 The Foundation Party
27 Sep 2014 2014 Texas Craft Brewers Festival
10 Sep 2014 YMBL September '14 Speaker Series Lunch | Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole
03 Sep 2014 YMBL Fall New Member Happy Hour
12 Aug 2014 YMBL Speaker Series Supper | Wallace B. Jefferson, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas
10 Aug 2014 YMBL Summer Lake Day
25 Jul 2014 Firefly YMBL & YWA Summer Benefit for ASC
09 Jul 2014 YMBL July '14 Speaker Series Lunch | Steve Adler, Candidate for Austin Mayor
06 Jul 2014 ASC Session 4 Volunteer Day
28 Jun 2014 ASC Session 3 Volunteer Day
26 Jun 2014 ASC Session 4 Orientation
26 Jun 2014 Zilker Park Groundbreaking
25 Jun 2014 Setting-up for ASC Zilker Ground Breaking
21 Jun 2014 ASC Session 2 Volunteer Day
19 Jun 2014 ASC Session 3 Orientation
13 Jun 2014 ASC Session 1 Volunteer Day
11 Jun 2014 ASC Session 2 Orientation
10 Jun 2014 YMBL June '14 Speaker Series Supper | Willy T. Ribbs
02 Jun 2014 ASC Session 1 Orientation
27 Apr 2014 Sunshine Run
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