ways to get involved
If you are passionate about helping people become confident communicators, we welcome your support and involvement.
Your donations will go towards providing more classes, hiring more guest instructors, and developing more partnerships with local schools and organizations.
Checks should be payable to “The Practice Space” and mailed to: 1600 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530
The Practice Space is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN #81-5115661). All donations are tax-deductible.
Sponsor a student or group
Your donations help support students to receive our programs – $100 covers an individual student for two lessons, or roughly one month of training. If you have a specific group you’d like to sponsor, $500 covers roughly one month of support.
Be a guest instructor
If you are an experienced public speaker, we encourage you to get in touch with us through the contact form to set up an event, workshop, or guest lecture for our students.
Attend and assist at events
Please fill out a contact form if you are interested in assisting at one of our events, which includes welcoming guests, and general set-up.
Come to a Sunday during the 3pm practice time to help provide feedback to others. Requirement: Attend a free one-hour training on quality feedback.
Become a coach
Learn to coach communication and volunteer to lead Sunday practice time or be available to coach during open office hours during the week. Requirement: Attendance at 3 Sunday sessions and completion of a weekend training.
Host a 'Sunday at 2'
Being a volunteer host involves selecting the communication topic or dilemma for the week and preparing an intro story or set of discussion questions to encourage others to share their experiences.
If you live far away and can’t attend in person, you can still be a part of our community:
Write a story for our blog
Our blog features stories of communication and we encourage submissions. Please submit stories through our contact form – they should be no longer than 750 words and feature a specific communication story, experience, struggle, or dilemma.
Record a story for our podcast
Our podcast focuses on when we feel like we have a voice and when we feel like we don’t. Please submit an audio file for consideration on an episode – files should be in an editable format, but contact us if you have questions.