Change Lives Through Art

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Who we are

The Sharing Network does something about the loneliness crisis by bringing together older, homebound, lower-income residents of public housing in Brooklyn, NY, through phone-based activity and conversation groups. These connections foster joy and create a sense of community.

Volunteer role

We are seeking a volunteer art teacher to lead a hands-on art group that meets for an hour each week during an 8-week term. Can you teach sculpture, collage, drawing, painting or needlework to non-artists in their 60s, 70s and 80s?

Here’s the challenge. All our meetings take place on the phone and we don’t use video. Whoever takes this position must be able to talk participants through each session without benefit of visual clues. You don't see them, we don't see youl

We make it easier by sending out lesson plans by mail before that show students what to expect. It works. Other volunteer art teachers have led amazing groups by phone. Can you?


  • Experience as art teacher at any level
  • Availability weekdays during the day for an hour
  • Warmth, humor, imagination
  • Interest in older people
  • Ability to communicate instructions clearly by audio only

How to Apply

If you want to positively impact the lives of seniors and possess the communication skills necessary to teach art lessons by phone, we invite you to contact us. Please send us a message and include your resume. Tell us why you're the right person to fill this position.


  • Contribute to improving the lives of seniors facing loneliness
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping clients work creatively
  • Become part of a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to creating social impact
  • Share in the ambience and fellowship of the Sharing Network
  • Letters of recommendation cheerfully supplied to future employers

More opportunities with One Community

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About One Community


13 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, US

Mission Statement

One Community calls for Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents and institutions to employ the powerful tools at their disposal, individually and as a community, to reduce inequality, dismantle divisions, and share the contributions which each part of the community offers We focus attention on inequality and separation, catalyze a fairer and freer allocation of resources and help remove impediments to change.


Many local organizations do important, effective community work core activities. One Community asks that they explore how to maximize the number of local people in their community programs.One Community asks institutions to make local equal opportunity and the dismantling neighborhood barriers high-level institutional goals. Participating organizations will broadly and creatively examine all their operations to see what they can do as service providers, employers, owners of facilities, leaders and advocates, trainers and educators, etc. to advance local equity and sharing. The leading institutions will confer on an executive organization-wide authority to promote the goals.


Arts & Culture
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Race & Ethnicity, Seniors


Mon Jul 08, 2024 - Fri Aug 30, 2024


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Adult Education
  • Knitting


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week for 8 weeks plus prep time
  • North American residency

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