experience – Volunteer Work to get exposure to UX

Take a look at participating in hackathons. This may seem like a developer focus thing, but most projects they work on usually have a user facing component associated to it and thus can use the skill of UX designers. Most developers would love to get a designer to help make their stuff look polished.

I would start by going to http://www.meetup.com and search for hackathon events happening in your area.