We are seeking volunteers to provide transportation for students in Arts Connect, our community-based program for girls who are involved with the Pierce County Juvenile Court. Some of the girls are in diversion/on probation and others are in dependency, or foster care. The program consists of quarterly 10-week sessions in glass, ceramics, photography, printmaking, or other art forms. A team of adults, including professional artists, leads these weekly, three-hour classes at community sites, with support from court officers and volunteers.
Hands-on projects are generated from group discussions and writing activities about identity, society, and healthy lifestyles. A family-style dinner is served and girls can arrive early for snack, homework help, or to talk with mentors about the week’s ups and downs.
We are in need of drivers and riders as there must be two adults with the participants. Transportation volunteers are critical to the program's success! Whether you can commit to the whole session, or just one week, we need your help.
Volunteer drivers must be 21 or older but riders only need to be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must be female and pass a background check through Pierce County Juvenile Court. Volunteers are required to use Court vehicles to drive girls to and from class. Classes are held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 pm at a local Tacoma school. Volunteers are invited to stay through class and become a part of the class community, however at times, volunteers have also used class time to read, do homework or personal work.
- Child Welfare
- Law Enforcement
- Case Work / Management
- Bus/Van Driving
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 6 hours weekly, one week to 10 week commitment
- Must be female. Drivers must be 21+, Riders need to be 18+