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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give our office a call at 613-237-6031