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The Free Arts Mentoring Program is an 8-10 week arts-based mentoring program that provides youth ages 6-19 with regular opportunities to express themselves creatively and engage with positive adult role models. Teams of volunteer mentors use theme-based curricula to guide groups of youth through creating and discussing visual art projects - a process that serves as a catalyst to help youth strengthen critical communication and social skills, and build positive relationships with peers and adults.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with children and families;
  • Coordinating communications with partner sites;
  • Developing and preparing curriculum materials;
  • Creating sample art projects;
  • General administrative tasks and errands, as needed.


Free Arts accepts college, graduate, and non-student applicants over the age of 18. Students pursuing Studio Art, Art Education, Arts Administration, Art Therapy (although we cannot provide supervision to meet practicum requirements), Social Work, Non-profit Management, Youth Development and other related fields are encouraged to apply. All candidates should possess strong organizational and communication skills, a team spirit and a willingness to work with children in need.

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About Free Arts


11099 South La Cienega Blvd, Suite 235, Los Angeles, CA 90045, US

Mission Statement

Free Arts inspires hope in the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness through innovative creative arts programs and positive interactions with caring adult volunteers.


Free Arts volunteers are community members, students, professionals, retirees, artists, educators and activists from diverse backgrounds. Our volunteers help us reach over 27,000 underserved kids each year through four cornerstone programs: The Free Arts Mentoring Program, Free Arts for Families Program, Free Arts Days, and The Free Arts for Children's Court. Programs take place in group homes, residential care facilities, domestic violence shelters, low-income housing communities, and family resource centers throughout greater Los Angeles. We have a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved, from single day commitments to regular, weekly mentoring opportunities.


Mon Aug 12, 2019 - Mon Dec 23, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM  


11099 S. La Cienega Blvd, Suite 235Los Angeles, CA 90045



  • Youth Services
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Dance
  • Painting
  • Child Development




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week for 8-10 weeks
  • Contact for site location.

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