Art Sphere Inc. is looking for virtual volunteers to assist with virtual fundraising initiatives.
Volunteers will work directly with the Founder and administrative staff to complete tasks that will help our organization diversity and strengthen our funding mechanisms. This is a great opportunity for a retiree who wants to share their expertise as a mentor, recent college graduates looking to gain skills and experience, or for anyone looking to give back to their community through the arts!
Before the Covid, ASI arts programs were located at various schools and recreation centers including: Towey Recreation Center, Penn Treaty School, Southwark School, Cione Recreation Center, Fishtown Recreation Center, Samuels Recreation Center, Glavin Recreation Center, and Dendy Recreation Center. Many of our inner city students are from low-income communities that could use hope, release of stress, exercise and joy that movement and self-expression through the Arts provide. Your assistance will help us provide $300 and $600 stipends to teachers who assist us in writing lesson plans, making instructional videos and designers who create handouts (all of which we will provide on our web site and social media for the public for free). When this pandemic is over, we look forward to meeting you in person at our office located at the Bok building in South Philadelphia to celebrate! Duties include but are not limited to:
Researching new funding opportunities and potential donors
Researching new grant opportunities
Updating donor lists
Planning online fundraising events
Help us expand our partnerships to bring in new volunteers and partners
Experience in fundraising or development
Knowledge of GoogleDrive
Commitment: Flexible. Preferably 3-5 hours a week remote depending on schedule
Background/Interest in the arts/design/teaching/ music/dance/ mindfulness
ASI volunteer release form- http://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ASI-Intake-Release-Form-rev.-2017.pdf
ASI manual agreement letter- http://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ASI-Volunteer-Manual-Agreement-Letter.pdf
FBI Fingerprinting (if you have lived in PA for less than ten consecutive years). -Waived during Covid Isolation restrictions
For help applying for clearances visit: http://artsphere.org/blog/new-volunteers-help-with-background-checks/
Interest/background in nonprofit fundraising or corporate philanthropy
Flexibility and ability to improvise
Prompt response to emails/phone calls
Founded in 1998, Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, established to teach art to inner-city low-income youth. Our mission is to engage the creative in communities, empower neighborhoods to explore the positives in peoples' lives, and heal the mind, body and spirit through art. Art Sphere Inc. nurtures the artist in all of us to be able to think beyond what is possible in our own lives and communities. Our students, volunteers and partners transcend obstacles to bring about positive and lasting change that continuously enables thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant city!
To apply, please email a resume and short introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bok Building, Studio 502, Studio #401, Philadelphia, PA 19148, US
Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit 501 (c)3 that offers its education programs to culturally under-served Philadelphia youth at after-school programs, community centers, and K-12 schools and now during the Covid-19 , online. ASI was established in 1998 to teach inner-city, low income students fundamental art concepts while: promoting learning and growth of self-esteem, Improving and sustaining mental and physical health, encouraging self-expression, broadening cultural horizons, and reinforcing other subject areas.
Art Sphere uses art as the means to enhance learning. ASI aims to fill the artistic void in these communities by fostering the visual arts, mindfulness, STEAM, music, and dance programs. Through our programs, students develop a broad range of skills to help them thrive in all subjects. We use art as a strategic tool to educate and create meaningful experiences for people of all ages. With the support and partnership of public institutions and private organizations, Art Sphere Inc. mobilizes a diverse volunteer base to focus on beautifying public spaces and encourage flourishing communities. Our mission is to engage the creative in youth, empower neighborhoods to explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body and spirit through the arts. ASI offers a variety of opportunities for volunteers to get involved and give back to the community. We look forward to you joining us and being part of our team!
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.