Volunteer opportunity description

Materials for the Arts provides thousands of NYC’s arts and cultural organizations, public schools, and community arts programs with the supplies they need to run and expand their programs. We gather unneeded materials from companies and individuals and make them available, for FREE, to the artists and educators. In the process, hundreds of tons are kept out of landfills every year, which helps sustain our environment, promotes reuse, and reduces waste. 

Our materials are housed in a 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Long Island City. We need YOUR help sorting, organizing and displaying thousands of pounds of fabric, trim, craft supplies, paint, office and household items! 

This volunteer opportunity is also a great excuse to wear old clothes you're not afraid to get dirty. Those patchy corduroy overalls? Stir some paint in them! Your favorite pair of jeans that has too many holes to acceptably wear in public? Wear them while you go through bins of ribbons.


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Materials for the Arts

Denise Flynch
Volunteer Coordinator
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