Volunteers at Big Give
Volunteers helping set up at a Big Give 2019 fundraising event.

As a Spare Parts volunteer, one may find themselves teaching hands-on reuse crafts to kids at an outreach event, making t-shirt yarn for a project, or even a more behind the scenes role doing inventory or sorting out supplies in preparation for an event.

As volunteer volunteer coordinator, I love the mission of Spare Parts and feel fulfilled when I contribute to the mission, advancing reuse education through the arts.”

-Laura Kraus, Spare Parts volunteer Volunteer Coordinator  

Reuse Got Me…VolunteeringHello Spare Parts! I’m Laura Kraus, (volunteer) Volunteer Coordinator. To become an invaluable member of Spare Parts please email volunteer@sparepartssa.org. Today we spotlight joey lopez phd.
Dr. Lopez is teacher, maker, artist, anthropologist, Spare Parts volunteer and donor and much, much more! He currently teaches new media at Texas A&M University, College Station.
Prior to teaching at Texas A&M he served as professor at the University of Incarnate Word where Lopez ran the Convergent Media Program for 7 years.  It was during this time he had the pleasure of meeting Mary Cantu, Spare Parts Founder. He has volunteered as a photographer, videographer, Mini Art Museum board member and helped ignite the process for Spare Parts to become a 501(c)3.
Lopez explains, “Through my participation with Spare Parts and my father’s involvement in waste management, I became highly interested in reuse practices. As a new media artist I’m invested in alternative intermodal art facilitation and through reuse culture I further develop curriculum and workshops both in the classroom and in community environments that promote sustainable ideals and practices.   
I have really enjoyed my participation with Spare Parts and highly recommend YOU (the person who’s reading this) become a volunteer or donor or both!”