Free Arts NYC is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the healing powers of the arts into the lives of abused, neglected and at risk children and their families. Through the visual arts, movement, writing and other creative outlets, Free Arts volunteers help children and families express emotions, gain self-confidence and develop positive methods of communication. Programs are offered in partnership with schools and social service agencies throughout New York City.
Volunteer Opportunities: Monday – Friday, with flexible hours from 9:30am = 5:30pm. (1-2 Saturdays per month for Free Arts Day interns only).
Free Arts Day Program: Day long weekend events, where 25-100 children are matched 1:1 or 1:2 with adult volunteers for a variety of art-centered activities a, lunch and entertainment.
Parents and Children Together With Art (PACT): A structured 8 week, theme based “art experience”, provided to at risk families.
Weekly Mentor Program: Provides youth ages 6-18 with positive role models and artistic mentors.