Art with A Heart Seeks Volunteers

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Their programming is continuous! They provide hands-on visual arts experience to educate and inspire at-risk children in classes at many schools, community centers and summer camps around Indianapolis. Classroom volunteers help prepare and clean up supplies, assist the teacher, and encourage students.

No art experience is required, all needed training will be provided. Afterschool programs are conducted during the school year within the hours of 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes are during the school day, one day a week for 20-24 weeks.

With their summer programming, individuals can sign-up for a full week of camp or choose to work within one of their summer long programs.

Those who prefer working behind the scenes may enjoy:

Working in our office (general administrative duties) and/or preparing art materials for programming
Serving on our Board of Directors or on a committee

Those with a background or career in teaching and/or art may enjoy:

Preparing art materials
Becoming an Artist-in-Residence for a week of summer camp
All volunteer opportunities are available to adults and high school students ages 14 and up.

There are so many ways to serve Art With a Heart. Read on to find which volunteer opportunity suits your interests.

Classroom Assistant

Our classroom assistants help in so many ways. Responsibilities for this position include setting up the art room, interacting with students, helping children follow directions to ensure completion of art work, and cleaning the classroom after class. In addition, volunteers assist with setting up student art exhibits.


At Art with a Heart, they love to capture glimpses of their budding artists at work. They also take pictures of their beautiful art work and our wonderful student art exhibits. Photos are used for grants, brochures, posters, scrapbooks, their website and so much more. They welcome all passionate and skilled photographers who are interested in helping us document our success.

Board of Directors

Their Board of Directors provides governance and develops resources to support the work of the staff and volunteers.  Board members attend bi-monthly meetings and serve on committees becoming actively involved in fundraising, finance, strategic management and marketing.

Committee Member

Art With a Heart has several board committees in which non-board volunteers can participate. These include the Board Development, Gala, Finance and Marketing committees. Their committee members meet on a regular basis to offer their expertise in helping AWaH fulfill its mission.

Junior Board

The Art With a Heart Junior Board consists of high-school students who represent seven city high schools. The Junior Board is actively looking for new members, High School or College aged. The Junior Board engages their peers to develop volunteers for our programs and raises funds for projects that they select, typically focused on enhancing the Art With a Heart experience for their students.

Service Hours

Art With a Heart uses a volunteer database to track our volunteers’ hours of service. Your time with them will be carefully recorded and easily accessible by staff. They are more than happy to assist their volunteers in filling out forms needed to verify service hours.

Office & Material Prep

Art With a Heart welcomes your helping hands and creativity as they prepare  materials for student art projects. They also offer opportunities for groups of volunteers to come and assist in preparing materials for their programs.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please fill out an online application.

Current volunteer openings and their application can be found here .


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