The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Heart & Hand Center runs an Off-Site Art Mentoring Program through local homeless shelters and school in low income Denver neighborhoods. Each week, the children are given a creative outlet to express themselves through a variety of art projects. Art has been proven to help with non-verbal and verbal expression as well as healing for children dealing with difficult life situations. Art mentoring sessions give the children growing up in a chaotic environment a chance to express themselves, work through their feelings, and connect with Heart & Hand Center volunteers, who can offer them some stability in an often unstable environment.
We are currently seeking two off-site volunteers at our Samaritan House Homeless Shelter location. The Samaritan House art program is held on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00pm. The Samaritan House program reaches approximately 12 at-risk elementary school aged children weekly. No art background necessary.