The Phoenix is searching for talented artists skilled in painting and other mediums to help bring free workshops/lessons for the sober active community. Our programs are primarily fitness-based, but we realize the need for creative and artistic outlets for many people.
Ideally, we would like someone who has direct experience with recovery (or a strong passion and commitment to social justice, mental health), has a background in fine arts (a degree is not completely necessary if you have the skills we want to meet you), and is willing to help lead and/or support a monthly art event in Culver City, CA (or elsewhere as the program expands).
We will provide ALL supplies to the community for free and train volunteers on how to lead events and abide by our guiding principles/community standards.
As an Art Volunteer Instructor, you will...
Lead one monthly event at a park or, ideally, a space that is safe and open. We typically meet at Veterans Park in Culver City.
Commit to this for ideally 5-6+ months, if possible.
Help spread the word and drive attendance.
Ensure all participants feel comfortable with the art skills they bring
Complete our Phoenix 101 and FEPSIA training (online) and obtain a CPR/AED -- we can provide training for this.
Bring your creative ideas to help think of monthly art events!
We are ultimately seeking someone who genuinely loves to help others use art as a self-exploration tool. Although this is not art therapy, we want our attendees to experience the transformational power of it!
We welcome you to join the sober active community by completing the Volunteer Application Form here. Once you submit this form, our Program Coordinator will reach out a time to speak with you.
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
The Phoenix offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery.
The ultimate impact Phoenix seeks is to help individuals not only achieve sobriety, but to thrive in recovery. The Phoenix Model is unique because of its non-clinical approach that uses the power of human connection and positive coping mechanisms through physical activity to help people heal from the underlying causes of addiction.
Phoenix peer instructors use an experiential approach that leverages innate goal-setting association with engagement in physical activities while facilitating a positive and supportive experience, allowing team members to shed the defense mechanisms that have historically kept them isolated. By bringing people together, Phoenix creates a community where people can heal, obtain essential life skills, and practice effective social interaction. Research suggests facilitating physical activity, social connection and community are potent strategies for promoting health and healing from disease.
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We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift