Volunteer opportunity description

What is the Creative Lab? 
Creative Lab offers teens an introduction to the creative industry and cultural institutions across New York City. Once a month, teens visit artist studios or attend workshops on professional development skills. Volunteer mentors meet twice a month (currently virtually) with their teen (9th - 12th grade) to support them with career readiness and visual literacy skills. 

Mentor Responsibilities (October 2019 – June 2020)

  • 2 afternoons per month (group visit and one-on-one meeting)
  • 1-2 points of communication per month to support career readiness skill-building (via email, phone, skype)
  • Monthly online survey
  • Help teens explore their career interests, build their visual literacy, and increase their networks

Free Arts Provides:

  • Dedicated support by Free Arts NYC staff through quarterly check-ins
  • Two Youth Development trainings
  • Facilitated group workshops and career readiness curriculum


Mentor Applicant Requirements

  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with teens (9th-12th graders)

  • Interest in supporting career readiness skill

  • Ability to support in visual literacy skills

  • Fine Arts Background

  • 1-2 years youth development experience preferred

Application Process:

***The first step of the application process is to complete a Supplemental Application(After completing your supplemental application, candidates will be reviewed and those who are qualified to move forward will complete the next steps in the process).

  1. Submit Online Application

  2. Interview with a Free Arts staff and submit resume and references (2 professional, 1 personal)

  3. Attend a Youth Development Training 

Once Matched:

  1. Pass Fingerprint and background check with Go Pass

  2. Attend a Program Training 

  3. Attend Meet & Greet with Mentee (currently virtual)

For more information on how to get involved contact volunteer@freeartsnyc.org

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Free Arts NYC

Liz Hopfan
Teen arts Program Manager
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