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What is Innercity Arts?

Innercity Arts provides a safe and supportive environment for Ottawa’s street-involved youth to engage in the arts community.



How do volunteers help?

Volunteers help young people discover and develop their talents and build self-esteem in an environment that is supportive and interactive, working with them individually to achieve their goals. Youth will use a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, drawing, and music, to express themselves, develop positive self-esteem and self worth, and work toward the realization of their individual goals.

Volunteer Opportunities

Trained volunteers help run our youth art program. Volunteer services include the following:

  • Art instruction
  • Youth Mentorship
  • Meals and/or dessert
  • Youth Art Show assistance (twice annually)

Volunteer Requirements

The following requirements are set out by OIM for all volunteer mentors:

  • Attend the Urban Intervention Training (UIT)
  • Complete a OIM Volunteer Application(receive upon completion of UIT), including a police check form
  • Upon completion of the above requirements, a final interview will determine suitability for volunteering

Interested in learning more about volunteering?  Please contact Rick by email at  or give our office a call at 613-237-6031