Interested in becoming a TAP volunteer or puppeteer?
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call us to book an interview!
No experience necessary! Full training provided!
As a puppeteer you will:
Learn how to puppet
Learn lines from scripts
Learn how to answer questions asked by students
Bring puppets to and from workshops
Set up stage
Clean up after workshops
Is puppetry difficult to learn?
No previous experience is necessary to become a TAP puppeteer. Although any new undertaking can be challenging at first, there are many puppeteers who have never picked up a puppet before becoming involved with TAP. With time and patience, most people easily learn the skills necessary to put on an effective educational workshop.
How much time commitment is involved?
Like any worthwhile project, starting and maintaining a TAP troupe requires commitment of time and energy. Being a puppeteer for TAP is a very gratifying skill for anyone to learn. After the training sessions, puppeteers work as part of a team to perform for schools and at various other community events and conferences. Most often puppeteers perform during the day, once a week from late October to the end of May.
Where do you perform?
The wonderful volunteers who deliver the TAP program travel to schools all across Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. They visit Toronto District Schools as well as Toronto Catholic Schools, private schools, Southern York Region and any group who requests a workshop. We will do our best to accommodate those special requests for workshops that are beyond our catchment area.
What programs do you offer?
We have programs for students in kindergarten, grades 1-3 and 4-6. TAP’s workshops include anti-bullying techniques to help students deal with difficult situations. These tools are life skills that help students with or without a disability, epilepsy, spina bifida and other medical conditions. We are launching a new program on Autism Spectrum Disorder this January 2017. Our goal is to educate, and build awareness and acceptance to help create kinder, more inclusive communities, by working together with staff and students. Healthy discussion creates hands on experience for all involved.
Give us a call 416-964-9095 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.