Free Arts Minnesota volunteer applications due by Wednesday, Aug. 17

Twin Cities Rotaract

Twin Cities Rotaract is currently preparing for a three-month volunteer commitment with Free Arts Minnesota, and encourages other local young professionals to volunteer as well! 

The upcoming session of Free Arts’ Weekly Mentorship Program runs from October through December. 

Volunteers work in teams of four to six people; each volunteer on the team commits to spending one and a half hours on-site each week and approximately one hour doing preparation work each week.

Mentor applicants should be caring individuals with a strong interest in healing young lives through artistic expression.

Due to the sensitive nature of the program — encompassing youth ages three to 20 — Free Arts has a vetting process to ensure each applicant will be a good fit as a volunteer. 

For those that are serious about volunteering on a weekly basis from Oct.-Dec., please start the process now. The volunteer application and reference form are easy to complete.

The application deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.

Free Arts will set up interviews and start the training in September. For more details, see the volunteer process outline below.

All are welcome to join in this meaningful volunteer experience as we help these youth recover and reconcile their painful histories of abuse through artwork.

Free Arts Minnesota volunteers
Free Arts Minnesota volunteers

Free Arts Minnesota volunteer process:

1. Complete the online volunteer application.

2. Submit three personal and/or professional references. It’s easy — just send your potential references a link to our reference form.

3. Pass a complete a background check (required by Free Arts and Free Arts partner facilities).

4. Complete an interview with a Free Arts staff member and determine which facility will best suit your needs.

5. Attend a volunteer training. A large group training takes place in September; smaller group trainings are also held periodically.

6. Share your creative abilities and compassion with children and parents on a regular basis.

7. Build trust with the children by arriving at the same time, on the same day, promptly each week.

8. Attend free volunteer workshops. Workshops and sessions are not mandatory but are strongly encouraged.

9. Complete online weekly surveys when you are the team leader or if you’re asked by the team leader.

For more information, visit Free Arts Minnesota or contact Twin Cities Rotaract by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

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