Volunteer Opportunities

Our programs would not be possible without the dedicated support of our volunteers, who give their time, resources, great ideas and unmatchable energy! We love working with our volunteers!

Interested in joining us? Want to give back to the community? Want to share your passion for art? Join our team as a volunteer!

  • Support program delivery 
  • Help small groups or provide one-on-one support with art lesson 
  • Prepare program materials 
  • Prepare activity mock-up examples 
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up
  • Provide specialized one-on-one support to individuals who need it 
  • Provide expertise to help guide personalized program plan
  • Help teach lessons to an individual 
  • Prepare activity mock-up examples 
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up
  • Support program delivery 
  • Help teach small groups/one-on-one
  • Prepare program materials and mock-ups 
  • Assist with clean up 
  • Lead program games/activities
  • Document programming by taking photos 
  • Uploading photos to social media 
  • Developing posts (hashtags, captions, etc) 
  • Own camera not required
  • Design a lesson in a specialized stream/medium  
  • Lead the lesson with support from our program team 
  • Support students in learning new skill 
  • We offer this in a couple of options
    • Specialist commits to the full program by coming one day a week for the whole term 
    • Specialist commits to a full week of programming (4 days in one week) 
    • Specialist drop-in, choosing 2 days in a month

If you are taking a placement program, consider completing your work/field placement with us! You work closely with our management to gain experience and knowledge in:

  • Co-facilitating programming, including program planning
  • Assisting with program and activity design (including games and warm-up exercises) 
  • Assisting with program preparation and material procurement 
  • Providing one-on-one support to individual students who wish/require 
  • Acting as volunteer lead, supporting delivery of orientation and training sessions 
  • Supporting policy and procedure development, including research

The Board of Directors of Art City seeks a member with lived community experience to fill a minimum 2-year term on the Board of Directors. An honorarium is available for this role. View position details.

Skills building

Volunteers learn teaching skills and have the opportunity to work with our students.

Flexible Hours

Join us for as little as once a month, or as often as you like!

Be Creative

Share your expertise, skills and passion for the arts with Art City Kids!

A great Team

Work with a fun, dedicated and creative team in the heart of St. James Town.

Apply to be a volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Art City Kids! As a volunteer, your gift of time, skills, and experience helps us provide a safe, free space for arts programming. Personal information collected in this form is collected in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

We value all applicants, however, we cannot guarantee placement in our program. A valid Vulnerable Sector Check will be required upon placement into our volunteer program. 

In accordance with our values we seek to advance equity and inclusion in our volunteer recruitment. As part of our commitment to anti-oppression and anti-discrimination volunteer positions prioritize individuals who reside locally to St. James Town and applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Queer, Trans, Non-Binary, a Woman, a Person with a disability, or a combination of these identities. We encourage you to self-identify in your application if you desire. Please use the contact form or give us a call if you require any accessibility accommodations to apply. All information is collected in accordance with our privacy policy.