- Weekly on either Tuesday or Friday mornings (9:30-11:30 a.m.) for at least one semester
- Pass a background check
- Belknap Lookout
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
You’re ready to step up when needed to show off some dance moves or get your hands dirty in some art supplies. You get that everyone has unique abilities and something important to offer. You love the way the arts can reveal things about people or teach us all lessons. You know that we’re all in this together, and that offering a safe environment is important. While you certainly don’t need to be a professional artist, your art skills are welcome!
About Artists Creating Together
Artists Creating Together empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts. ACT connects teaching artists with individuals who have disabilities at all life stages. These specially trained instructors are professional working artists who provide unique programming to students with differing needs in a variety of settings. From partnership with local rehabilitation hospitals to community-wide educational events, these teachers provide art and creative expression programming and classes that enrich and improve the lives of people with disabilities in every corner of Grand Rapids.
What Others are Saying
“It definitely makes you a more patient and understanding human being through first-hand experience. Something particularly challenging about the role is determining the physical capabilities of some participants and adjusting the project at hand to ensure they can complete it but pushing them past their own boundaries to do as much of it on their own as possible. If you are specifically interested in working with people of all ages with mental or physical disabilities, no other organization compares with ACT.”Marcus
Contact the Organization
If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Artists Creating Together directly.
What to Expect
Fill out the volunteer application, and an ACT staff member will call or email you to schedule a volunteer orientation. During orientation, you and the ACT staff person will decide which volunteer area is a good fit for you, based on the interest areas you select in the form.