Volunteer Spotlight


Brandon Nguyen

 North Hollywood Chapter
California, USA

 Visual Arts and Music for Society - Brandon Nguyen

"At first, I joined mostly on a whim...
however, realizing the huge difference 
one person could make, I found myself
going to meetings for the next few years."


Read the rest of Brandon's answers.

Rising Volunteer

Richard Liang

Richard Liang is from Fremont, California. He actively participates in the arts program at his school, playing cello in his school’s orchestra and percussion in the jazz band. Richard founded and led the VAMS Chapter at Mission San Jose High School. During the end of his junior year in high school, he was selected as our Director of Growth and Development. He likes that VAMS not only serves the community, but also encourages student leadership. He hopes to "learn a lot from VAMS, including communication, writing, and leadership skills."


Visual Arts and Music for Society - Snow Carnival



Enabling dedicated VAMS members to expand their leaderships skills in the venue of corporate leadership, VAMS offers internships in the areas of technology, design, and marketing. The group also offers opportunities to those interested in more general work experience.


Apply: Are you a high school graduate interested in working with VAMS?

VAMS is looking for energetic and hard-working college students who want to make a positive difference and impact on the world. All interns will be able to work remotely as long as they have internet access. Skype or phone meetings will be held regularly to discuss tasks and provide feedback. Request an Internship Information Packet today.


Intern Spotlight

Alban Witzel

Alban Witzel is a General Intern. He is a sophomore at Harvard University where he has not decided a major but he will probably choose either psychology or linguistics. He notes, "When I found out about VAMS I could not help but want to be a part of it. I believe that the work VAMS does is important, and I am willing to help it out any way I can."  Among the various tasks of a General Intern, Alban works on the website, helps write press releases, and researches pontential sponsors.

Visual Arts and Music for Society - Evan Leibowitz

Evan Leibowitz is VAMS' General Intern. He is a rising sophomore at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where he plans to major in Computer Science or Linguistics. Evan first became involved with VAMS during the latter half of his high school career. One of his favorite things about working with VAMS is being able to directly see the impact that the organization's work has on the community. He notes, "It's one thing to give money to a charity and believe that it's going to a good cause, but being able to actually see smiling people as you play music for them is completely different." As a general intern, Evan is researching grants, making promotional videos, and helping out wherever he is needed.

Visual Arts and Music for Society - Uyhun Ung

Uyhun Ung is the VAMS' Corporate Development Intern. He is a student at Stanford University and working towards either an Engineering or Human Biology major. As a stage technician at his high school, Uyhun grew to appreciate the arts and was able to see the impact it had in a small and intimate setting. When he first heard about VAMS, he thought it was unique and exciting: "VAMS approaches community service and development from a different angle, which I think is extremely important. I really like the idea that students can establish a personal connection with those they are helping. After working in my school district on multiple levels, I see the importance of establishing that personal connection with those you are helping." As the Corporate Development Intern, Uyhun is working with the corporate governance and affairs of VAMS.

Alumni Spotlight

Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke received a full ride to Indiana University, where he studies music composition. He has also been selected as a Berklee College of Music presenting film score composer, and earned recognition from the Beverly Hills Literary Society and the Kauai Peace Project. In high school, Ian studied the piano, flute, piccolo, guitar, and Indonesian gamelan. He used his expertise to reach out to the community through VAMS. What does this musician have to tell us about music? "One of the most important things to understand about creating music is that, regardless of how much music theory you know, or how much technical ability you possess, your music will be hollow and uninteresting if you lack emotional integrity."

Staff Spotlight


Jasmine Schladen

Web and Design Developer

UC Berkeley

Visual Arts and Music for Society - Jasmine Schladen

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