During the COVID-19 pandemic, Free Arts has continued to transform children’s trauma to resilience through the arts throughout this difficult time by supporting those that have offered their time and resources from a distance. As we eagerly anticipate things returning to in-person capacity, you can be a part of that transformation by participating in some new, innovative activities from home!
Free Arts is excited to offer volunteer opportunities for individual volunteers and corporate groups that can be completed in the comfort of your own home! These projects include: Affirmation Cards, Magazine Clippings, Bravery Bracelets, and Art Room Maintenance.
Bravery Bracelets are a mindful project that teaches children and teens how to name their feelings with color, dream of the future, and affirm their positive qualities. We need help packaging the supplies for Bravery Bracelets into kits so we can distribute them to children and teens. If you are interested in creating Bravery Bracelet assembly kits, the instructions are located here. This opportunity requires you to purchase supplies for this project as a donation.
Volunteers may also create affirmation cards using the instructions here and send them to the Free Arts office. We include these in all of our regular programs in addition to some of our special projects, so we can always use more!
Another helpful activity is cutting out magazines into smaller pieces for collages. This allows children more time to focus on their art activities and spend quality time with their mentors. If you are interested in this activity, instructions can be found here. After completing your collage cutouts, please send them to our Free Arts office.
Art Room Maintenance
Our art room needs some TLC! If you are interested in reorganizing supplies, testing markers, sharpening pencils, or other art room tasks, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Maintaining supplies is important for children to successfully make art and can be done from home by checking out a bin from the Free Arts office.
Art Supply Donations
You can help from afar by refreshing our supply of art materials used by children in resilience building art activities checking out our Free Arts wish list or Bravery Box wish list. You can send these items to our office at 352 E. Camelback Road, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Please include a note with your name and contact information.