“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Gandhi
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

Volunteers and interns are the lifeblood of our organization. Art from Ashes has always been almost entirely volunteer-run, and we could not have become successful without the hundreds of volunteers who have put in thousands of hours to support our work. Many volunteers, including youth from the workshops, have been with us for years and are now staff members, workshop facilitators, board members and guest artists. As the organization grows, so does our need for people in the community who care about youth and the arts. Art from Ashes has a six-hour/month minimum requirement, and all positions are matched to the skills and interests of our volunteers.

Our volunteers work in teams or committees that focus on addressing the various needs of the agency. After an orientation to learn more about our agency and our work with youth, each volunteer applicant starts as an ArtCurious and completes an “Adventure Tour” to ensure it’s a good fit for both the applicant and Art from Ashes. After the tour is complete, a volunteer can try out positions on any one of the following teams:

Communications Team
Community Liaison Team
Events Team
FunDevelopment Team
Grant Writing Team
Volunteer Coordination Team

Please indicate on the application if you’re interested in being on the Board of Directors or the Board of Advisors.

An Art from Ashes volunteer must be sensitive to the issues that confront youth—especially those of urban, minority and disenfranchised youth—and have an understanding of the organization’s creative process and core values. Please download and review our Volunteer Information Packet before filling out the form below.

*Note that volunteers who work directly with youth must fulfill specific requirements. After submitting your application, contact the Jess Whetsel, the person responsible for Program Facilitation for more information or call 303.837.1550.

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