Thank you for your interest in Volunteering! Volunteers are the lifeblood of Path with Art's ability to run and maintain successful programs. We believe in the power of human connection as a means of building our community. If you would like to apply to become a volunteer at Path with Art, please read the Volunteer Opportunity descriptions below, and then complete the Volunteer Application.
All Path with Art volunteers must:
- Sign a volunteer agreement, provided by Path with Art.
- Participate in a Volunteer Orientation.
- Pass a criminal background check.
Creative Mentors (Classroom Assistants)
Creative Mentors help Teaching Artists set up/break down, connect with and assist students, take photographs, take attendance, and generally model good behavior. Creative Mentors commit to volunteering for the entire duration of an 8-week class. Classes meet on weekday afternoons for 2-3 hours.
Music Program Volunteers
Music program volunteer tasks include transporting donated instruments; set up / break down of performance equipment; maintaining old, donated instruments; helping students practice technique; lighting and sound production for shows; and, most importantly, playing music with students and other volunteers at our monthly jam sessions. Music program volunteers commit to volunteering for 2-3 hours on a weekly basis for six months.
Hear & Now: Community Perceptions of Homelessness
Path with Art is seeking a wide range of volunteers to participate in the 2019 tour of Hear and Now: Community Perceptions of Homelessness, a collaboration between Path with Art and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Trimpin. Hear and Now blends poetry, performance, music and visual artwork created by Path with Art Student Artists with Trimpin’s S’Leiterwägeli, a kinetic sculpture made up of an antique wagon and modern electronics. Learn more about how to get involved.
Administrative Assistants help PwA staff input donor and student information, maintain database, process documents, develop reports, perform research, mail print materials, provide logistical support, etc. Administrative Assistants commit to volunteering approximately 5 hours a week for a minimum of six months.
Access Art Volunteers
Access Art Volunteers lead students on Access Art excursions. They work with PwA’s Program Administrator to coordinate Access Art events, take attendance, and attend/act as the point person at Access Art events. They take photographs at each event, which they pass along to the Program Administrator. Access Art Volunteers commit to assisting with at least one Access Art excursion/month for a one-year period. Access Art events typically take place on weekday afternoons or evenings.
Distribute class brochures/promotional materials, provide support at Path with Art public events (greet attendees, seat attendees, physical assistance, etc.), assist with exhibition set up/transportation/break down. Special Events Volunteers commit to assisting at events/with distribution at least twice over a one-year period.
Photographers: Access Art and Classes
Photographers visit each PwA class once/term to document the in-class process, and visit Access Art once/quarter to document the art viewing/absorbing process. Photographers commit to volunteering for a one-year period.
Photographers: Exhibition Openings, Showcases, Special Events and Cataloguing
Photographers document PwA’s exhibition openings, showcases, and special events, as well as catalogue student artwork. Photographers commit to volunteering for a one-year period.
"The friendship and support of volunteers helped me find the courage to explore my talent."