What does volunteering involve?
Volunteering at ¡CityArts! involves a weekly commitment of up to 3 hours. Volunteers usually commit to 1 - 2 days Monday - Thursday during the 10 week class session.
¡CityArts! typically schedules volunteers from 2:30 - 5:30 pm or 3 - 6 pm. If you'd like to volunteer, but can only make it during some of our session time, let us know! We'd be happy to work within your availability.
What happens during ¡CityArts! program hours?
From 2:30 - 4:00 pm ¡CityArts! young artists receive homework help, have a snack, and create self-directed artworks either by themselves or with friends. Classes begin at 4 pm and end at 5:30 pm.
Volunteers help ¡CityArts! staff, teaching artists, and young artists in a variety of ways, including: assist teaching artists with classroom set-up / clean up, pass out art supplies, ensure young artists use materials safely, keep youth engaged in class activities, provide homework assistance, offer general supervision in communal areas, monitor front desk, facilitate snack distribution, and/or small administrative tasks.
What else do I need to know about volunteering at ¡CityArts?
¡CityArts! is located at 891 Broad St. Providence, RI. We share our facility with Highlander Charter School. !CityArts!’ entrance faces Broad Street. Street parking is available, and we are one short block walk from the Ontario Street stop on the RIPTA R line.
Background checks (also known as BCIs) are required for any volunteer working directly with ¡CityArts! young artists. ¡CityArts! will reimburse the cost of background checks for all volunteers and help orient you to the BCI process.
Ready to volunteer?! Eager to learn more?
Chelsea Fernando, ¡CityArts! Youth Programs Assistant, is happy to help. You can contact Chelsea by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (401) 941-0795.
You can fill out our online volunteer form
at this link.
BECOME A TEACHING ARTIST
¡CityArts! teaching artists guide and inspire Providence's elementary and middle school youth, ages 8-14 in our out-of-school time multidisciplinary arts classes.
¡CityArts! tuition-free programs make arts-centered, after-school activities equally accessible to all Providence youth. Closing the experience gap for low-income students is worth the investment - it encourages positive in-school learning outcomes for youth, and fosters social and emotional growth that benefit youth at school, at home, and everywhere in between. Out-of-school programs like ¡CityArts! teach young artists a range of critical life skills: self-advocacy, networking, problem solving, collaboration, and interpersonal communication.
¡CityArts! announces the availability of a select number of part-time teaching artist positions on a rolling basis. Ideal candidates are experienced teaching artists who are interested in:
● Providing young people with high-quality arts instruction.
● Creating classes that build skills, increase self-awareness, foster connections, and reinforce a sense of community.
● Embedding their teaching practice within ¡CityArts! afterschool programs.
● Securing strong relationships with our community of art educators, youth workers, young artists and families.
● Deepening their own professional practice as community youth arts educators.
Interested in applying? Please contact Michelle Nugent at email@example.com.