Hollywood Arts provides up to 22 classes a week in a variety of creative disciplines to high-risk, homeless and transitional age foster care youth with little to no life skills or education. Our mission is to use arts-based education to help homeless, foster care and high-risk young people develop the emotional maturity and intellectual capacity to successfully transition into adulthood and lives of financial independence and self-sufficiency.
Volunteers help students grow their own natural talents, learn job skills, and create important bonds of trust that will help high-risk youth have a chance to move off the streets and succeed in life.
Hollywood Arts has several ways to volunteer.
Volunteer to teach a class or lead a one-day workshop. (Must be over 28)
Volunteer opportunities for classroom work typically involve 2 hours one day a week. Workshops are typically 3 hours one day a week.
Be a mentor: change a life. A mentor is a special type of volunteer. A mentor is an individual committed to helping a homeless young person change their life. (Must be over 28)
Hollywood Arts encourages work-based mentorships. Work-based mentorships are sustained relationships between youth and adults centered on the creative experience. Through consistent involvement, the creative professional offers support, guidance, and assistance to help the mentee learn more about the creative profession of his/her choice. Mentorships are supervised commitments at a minimum of six months. Mentorships are based on four hours per month, one-to-one time with the student.
Host a group of students at your place of work.
Hollywood Arts encourages field trips, work-shadowing and other off-site opportunities that helps our students see a variety of careers and work environments.
Volunteer to help with an event.
We always need help at our events from big dinners we hold for the students several times a year to gatherings at our donors homes.
Help us in the office.
We always need people to help with office work. Sometimes it is making calls, helping with mailings or building spreadsheets.