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."

Request Service

Visual Arts and Music for Society - VAMS Volunteer Chatting at Aegis Senior Center

Looking for an enthusiastic and experienced group of teenagers
to bring music, art, and joy to your nonprofit center?

Let VAMS help your community.

Request VAMS Service.

We’ll do our best to match you with a VAMS group in your area and be in touch with you soon.


Whom do we serve?

Free of charge, VAMS assists a wide range of groups in the community:

  • Hospitals
  • Burn treatment centers
  • Foster care centers and orphanages
  • Homeless shelters
  • Senior centers and convalescence homes


What can we do?

Our student-organized events incorporate music, creative arts, and performing arts. Recognizing the healing power of art and its ability to uplift, VAMS members plan
events that include:

  • Orchestral performances
  • Choral selections
  • Musical skits
  • Dancing
  • Karaoke
  • Arts and craft activities
  • Drawing and painting
  • Card making
  • Cookie decorating
  • Story-telling

…and much more!


Does your facility not fit any of these categories? 
Do you envision another activity?

We’re very open and flexible. Just complete our Request Service form.
We’ll work creatively to satisfy your request and be in touch with you soon.

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

Read more about Jasmine.

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