Volunteer for Art Buddies — an after-school program that pairs creative, inventive young professionals with gifted children who need them.
This spring, work one-on-one with your child while creating side-by-side with a group of other creative people from advertising, design and architecture.
Help your child discover the joy of creativity, originality, and self-expression, and the fun of working closely with a creative person like you.
Make a fanciful and unique costume together, something your child may have never thought possible. Inspire your child with our huge collection of art supplies, including fur, feathers, fake jewels and all sorts of wild stuff. Plus, create a journal of your experience together — a Buddy Book your child will take home.
Share your career
Bring something that shows your child what you do. Most of the kids have no idea what a creative job in advertising or design is like.
March in our parade
At the end of the program, pose with your child for professional photographers, then celebrate your child’s achievement in an exciting parade and performance. Afterwards, join your fellow volunteers at a party in Uptown.
The spring session of Art Buddies starts in April and runs for seven weeks. You’ll create with a group of about 75 others at a community center in south Minneapolis.
To volunteer to be an Art Buddy, fill out the email form on the volunteer page.
Times: 3:30–5:45 p.m. (Ask your employer for time off for community service. Many are willing!)
Dates: Thursday afternoons in April and May
Place: Whittier Pk. Bldg., 425 W. 26th St., Mpls., MN 55405