There are many ways to lend a hand at Inner-City Arts!
Everyday, more than 450 children walk through the doors of Inner-City Arts to paint, dance, sing, build and discover. Without the help of our amazing volunteers, we would never be able to offer so many creative opportunities for LA youth.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Individual volunteers can assist in the studios, at events, and administratively. All volunteers will be required to interview and apply to Inner-City Arts. For studio volunteers, a background check and commitment to volunteer at least once a week for one studio session (7 weeks) is also required.
Below is a list of our most immediate needs:
Assist a teaching artist in one of our art studios.
Help us prepare our studios for students and teachers at our state-of-the-art campus.
Contribute to our mission by supporting us behind the scenes.
Fundraising and Marketing:
Share your expertise and help us engage our supporters.
Help secure studio and office supplies to sustain our programs.
Volunteer responsibilities during events can range from working the registration desk, being a guest greeter or usher, to a live auction spotter or overseeing a food station. We’d love your help!
Support our programming for students, families and the community, including in The Rosenthal Theater.
Help us produce one of our annual fundraising events (e.g. Artist Invitational; Summer on Seventh; The Imagine Awards).
Help us prep our studios and clean our campus at our annual Top to Bottom Day each Fall.
If you are interested, please sign up: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
To find out more about our broad range of volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Madeleine St. John at (213) 627-9621 ext. 125 or by emailing Madeleine@inner-cityarts.org.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
We welcome groups of all sizes who are willing and able to dedicate their time to impacting the lives of underserved LA youth.
Corporate and any other groups who are looking for an opportunity to give back to their community by completing a "Day of Service" are welcome to do so at Inner-City Arts. Bond with your friends or co-workers while supporting the creative development of youth.
Group Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Studio preparation
- Hands-on studio experiences supporting youth
- Program event preparation
- Cleaning and organizing our state-of-the-art facility
- Other special projects
Inner-City Arts offers many wonderful ways to volunteer. With your help we will continue to provide arts programs for our city's most disadvantaged youth.
To find out more about our broad range of volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Madeleine St. John at (213) 627-9621 ext. 125 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is it like Volunteering with Inner-City Arts?
"The Best Place. Period.
I volunteer at Inner-City Arts because it's the best place. Period. It's a little creativity oasis that fuels the arts for children in an underprivileged community. Inner- City Arts reminds me that the arts must be essential in our education curriculum. It's an inspiration. It's fun. I love the people. And when I complete my volunteer assignment, I'm that much more of a creative artist myself."
Vicky Hoffman, Inner-City Arts volunteer
"The best part about Inner-City Arts is, without a doubt, the students --
their creativity, smiles, and curiosity. It's always an honor to witness their achievements and the support they receive from the caring staff and instructors. I am always amazed at Inner-City Arts' dedication to enriching the lives of children and youth in Los Angeles. I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer at such an amazing place. It's a source of hope and inspiration."
Karla Chavez, Inner-City Arts Volunteer
"As an elementary teacher myself and a volunteer this summer I was able to see the positive effects
and experience first hand how wonderful this program really is. I would like to add that I wish all children could also benefit from this very enriching and worthwhile program. I firmly believe the world would be better place if the arts and character development were accessible for every child at every school/grade."
Alicia Galvez, Inner-City Arts Volunteer
“I volunteer at Inner-City Arts because it's the best place. Period. It's fun. I love the people. And when I complete my volunteer assignment, I'm that much more of a creative artist myself.”
– Vicky Hoffman, Inner-City Arts volunteer