Online Art Studio Facilitator for Seniors - West Neighbourhood House

Description & Details

Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you love encouraging and supporting active seniors? We’d welcome a volunteer for just 3 hours every Thursday, from 11am to 1pm, to facilitate an online and/or in-person weekly art workshop in the Health Promotion Program – Seniors Community Development. Health Promotion offers a variety of activities designed to promote growth in a safe and welcoming environment that embraces the diversity of the community

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities

  • Bring creativity and an open mind to help seniors plan projects
  • Share different techniques and styles by hosting skilled workshops
  • Facilitate weekly virtual and/or in person sessions to support ongoing artistic expression
  • Assist older adult artists finding ways to express themselves through different art techniques
  • Constant contact with staff regarding supplies and other group needs. Materials will be supplied by the program.
  • Set-up, clean-up and take attendance at the day of the program

 Skills Required

  • Experience using art techniques
  • Professional and respectful approach
  • Must have an understanding of issues faced by older adults and persons’ with disabilities
  • Must be reliable, patient, non-judgmental and non-discriminating
  • Must be comfortable facilitating on virtual platforms (Facebook room, Zoom, etc.) as well as in-person
  • Must be able to work in a group setting, independently and/or with minimum supervision
  • Portuguese speaking an asset

Orientation, Training and Benefits

  • Staff provides orientation and training before volunteer is placed in the program
  • On-going support provided by staff
  • On-going training workshop opportunities and get-togethers provided throughout the year
  • TTC tickets can be provided upon request

Program Time:

  • Thursdays from 10:30 am to 13:30 pm

Volunteer Commitment

  • One shift per week
  • Minimum 3 months commitment

*A police check will need to be completed before beginning in this role (cost covered by the organization)

How to Apply / Contact:

Please call 416-532-4828, ext 171 or email for more information. You can apply to be a volunteer by completing this application form:


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