TAO Arts Program Host
Unpaid- Volunteer Description
The mission of Tidewater Arts Outreach is to uplift the human spirit by bringing live, quality music and arts experiences to people in Hampton Roads who are in homes, hospitals, shelters, facilities and dependent care programs or otherwise are isolated from society.
Hours and location: This volunteer position is for our music and arts programs in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other locations in Hampton Roads (includes the Peninsula and Southside .)
Hosts are scheduled at the volunteer’s convenience in 1-2 hour increments , during music or arts programs, activities or performances.
View Program Calendar here .
Volunteer is encouraged to view the calendar to get an idea of when and where programs are. Programs change month-to-month. Program Hosts are noted in event details when confirmed. (Ex: "Program Host: First and Last Name")
Skills Needed: Outgoing, friendly personality, clear speaking voice, desire to serve older adults and people with special needs. Ability to ask general survey questions to participants and facility staff at end of program. (* Willingness to take 1-3 photos of the artist teaching is appreciated.)
- Organizational and time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work independently
Training: New hosts will attend a program with an experienced mentor for training.
Tools Needed: TAO Program Host Survey , TAO brochures to leave with the location contact.
Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Complete the Volunteer Application .
Submit Resume and Cover Letter , along with the days and times you are available to: Volunteers@TidewaterArtsOutreach.org .
Volunteer/Intern must supply a copy of current driver’s license or Government issued ID for identification purposes. All applicants are subject to a background check.
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
- Visual Arts
- Music Arts
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per month after training