DIY Arts Volunteer - West Neighbourhood House

Date Posted: 2022-03-30
Posted By: Cristina Tozzi
Date Needed: 2020-09-21
City: Toronto
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Arts and Culture
Type of Position: Both/Either – Weekdays
Description & Details
DIYArtis a weekly activity which engages newcomer youth in different mediums of art, such as: drawing, painting, sculpting, clay/pottery, jewelry making, knitting, quilting, or origami.

This provides newcomer youth with creative and artistic skill building, aimed at helping reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem and explore/unpack emotions. This activity also promotes and fosters connections with other newcomers and volunteers. 

 

Volunteer Duties:

  • Help youth express themselves by creating fun and interesting art and crafts activities
  • Co-facilitate activities over Instagram Live or zoom
  • Connect/socialize with youth during activities and foster a positive, inclusive and stimulating environment
  • Help staff with planning and delivering activities, as necessary

 

Skills Required:

  • Must have an art and design background
  • Experience working with youth is an asset
  • Experience using Instagram is required
  • Must have excellent English speaking skills 
  • Must be friendly, open, reliable, patient, non-judgmental and non-discriminating
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Must be committed to lead the group

 

Orientation & Training:

  • Staff provide orientation when volunteer starts
  • Staff provide on-going support 

 

Program Time:

  • Once a week
How to Apply / Contact
Apply by email volunteers@westnh.org or by phone 416 532-4828 Ext 105
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