Art Therapy Instructor (El Centro)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1110 Pacific AvenueSanta Cruz, CA 95060


Mercy Housing El Centro is an affordable housing community in downtown Santa Cruz with 44 seniors living independently. This volunteer will lead a group that will use art as a means to enhance residents' physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Many of the seniors have mental and physical health concerns and were previously homeless. Background knowledge, education, and/or experience with this population is desirable, but not required. Ability to effectively interact with residents and employees with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientation is necessary.

This volunteer will be working in the property's community room, and resident services staff will support any budget or training needs.


  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour monthly preferred, but flexible
  • Must serve during business hours
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