Volunteer with Us

We welcome and appreciate all volunteers!

Our volunteers are passionate, talented individuals and come from all walks of life. As our programs expand, we rely heavily on volunteers willing to dedicate their time and compassion to enhancing the quality of life of people living with dementia and their care partners.

Volunteer FAQ’s

  • How do I get started?

    Complete a Volunteer Form and we will arrange with you to join one of our training sessions. You’ll get an overview of what dementia is and isn’t, a sense of our approach at ARTZ Philadelphia, and some time to learn and gain hands-on experience working with our program participants. After training with us, you can begin volunteering as soon as you feel comfortable.

  • When do you need volunteers?

    Weekdays In-Person

    ARTZ on the Road,” “ARTZ @ The Museum,” and “ARTZ in the Making” programs generally take place on weekday mornings and afternoons.


    Some special programs, like ARTZ Notes, do take place on the weekend.

    Behind The Scenes and Online

    There are many opportunities for volunteering with online projects and programs and behind the scenes. Some of this work can be done any time, at your convenience — We are looking for volunteers to help with creating content for our blog and social media accounts, providing support for online programs, assisting program participants, helping out with special events, and more!

  • What kinds of volunteering opportunities are available?

    Volunteer in-person in museums and art centers during “ARTZ @ the Museum.” Connect with program participants person to person, encourage and “echo” their contributions to group conversations.

    Volunteer Face to Face with residents living with dementia in care communities, during hands-on art-making and/or arts-based conversation programs. Make a direct impact on the quality of participants’ daily lives by listening, attending, and engaging.

    Volunteer online and behind the scenes with ARTZ Philadelphia staff and Board members to help with online programs, or organize, promote, and communicate about our services. Or, a combination of the two, help out both remotely via your computer and in-person.

    Check out the Volunteer Roles section below to explore the options further

  • Where do your programs take place?

    Programs take place at partnering day centers, care communities, arts centers, museums, and other cultural centers throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

    We are engaged in community-based projects in Hunting Park and Northwest Philadelphia and hope to expand to other neighborhoods in South and West Philadelphia.

    Our online programs take place via Zoom and behind-the-scenes work can often be completed remotely, from wherever you are located.

    Please check out our partners page for regularly updated information on partner locations.

    Some programs combine both online and in-person events.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following

  • Assembling art-making kits for ARTZ Kits

  • Providing support for in-person programs and events

  • Documenting creative and powerful observations by participants at programs

  • Creating posts for ARTZ Philadelphia's social media

  • Creating blog posts for our ARTZ Blog

  • Designing promotional flyers for ARTZ events

  • Calling participants to remind them about upcoming programs

  • Calling participants after programs to gather feedback about their experience

  • Assisting with tech support calls and e-mails for virtual programs

  • Monitoring virtual programs to provide feedback about participants and events

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Volunteer Roles in Detail

Want more information about each role? Explore the list below:

ARTZ Kits Helpers – As we relaunch our ARTZ Kits project, we are looking for volunteers to help assemble art-making kits that can be mailed to care communities and people living in their own homes. Learn more here

Auction Prep and Research – Compile contact information for potential partners and auction donors.

In-Person Program Assistance – Support program facilitators by greeting participants, checking vax validation cards, providing masks, helping to set up, “echoing”

Special Events Helpers – Assist as needed at in-person special events.

Arts and Health Fair Assistance – Supporting staff and spreading the word about ARTZ Philly by volunteering to table at fairs.

Program Observers/Scribes – Scribe at virtual and in-person programs to document especially creative or powerful conversations, observations by participants.

ARTZ Bloggers – Create blog posts for ARTZ News and Stories and announcements to be posted on the website.

Graphic Design Artists – Design promotional flyers for ARTZ events.

Phone Call Reminders – Call participants to remind them about upcoming programs and to see if they will need a tech support call to prepare for the program.

Social Media Content Creators – Create posts for ARTZ Philadelphia’s social media

Supply Delivery – Deliver supplies to participants for Café for Care Partners and other programs

Tech Support– Help our participants connect with us by assisting with tech support calls and e-mails for ARTZ-Connect and other virtual programs.

Surveys by Phone – Call participants after programs to gather feedback about their experience.

ARTZ Philadelphia Volunteer Application Form

Interested in volunteering with ARTZ Philly?

Fill out the application below and we’ll follow up with more information.