WCAP (Waukesha Community Arts Project) is looking for additional after school mentors for our programs. Ideally, we are looking for high school or college students who are able to commit to volunteering at least 1 day/ week during the school year between the hours of 3pm-5pm Monday- Friday (start time is flexible if necessary based on volunteer's school schedule).
Our class schedule is:
Monday- Creative Writing
Tuesday/ Wednesday- Visual Arts (specific topic changes every 8 weeks or so)
The main role of the mentor/ volunteer is to work with small groups of our middle school students to build relationships with the students and keep them engaged in the projects. Our programs try to focus on community and providing a safe environment for young teens to make connections and build friendships through art and creativity. Volunteers/ mentors are expected to be engaged in the activity as well and consistently set a good example for our students.
The mentors/ volunteers do not need to have experience/ skills in the arts! We simply ask that you are willing to set a positive example of *trying* any project we are working on. This is a safe and positive judgement free environment!
The volunteer/ mentor may be asked to do other simple tasks such as assist with prep or clean up from class, doing dishes to help clean up snacks, lead or participate in group welcome games/ ice breakers at the start of class, etc.
Volunteers/ Mentors are also welcome to join our Leadership Through the Arts program-- a club for our volunteers that focuses on building and improving leadership skills that can be used to be a better mentor and leader in our programs. One way that this group studies leadership is through planning one 2 hour workshop/ month for our students on a topic of their choosing. This club also discusses topics such as career and college prep.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours/ week minimum
- You do not need to have experience in the arts for this position!