Whether you’re looking for service hours, building your resume for college, or would simply like to volunteer with friends, the Art Center’s Teen Volunteer Program has a variety of volunteer opportunities for you!
Teen Counselor-in-Training Program Summer Camp Counselors in Training (CIT) are volunteers (12-17 years old) who assist professional art instructors in the day-to-day running of the Children’s Fine Art summer camps. CITs offer support through classroom management, encouraging campers, prepping art supplies and more. This is a great way to earn service hours, develop and strengthen leadership skills, and have fun in a creative environment. CITs volunteer for one full week of camp from 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m.
The Lead Counselor in Training (LCIT) program builds on your experience as an Art Center CIT and provides opportunities for you to help with CIT training, enjoy mentorship from college Children’s Fine Art (CFA) interns, manage camper recreation, and take responsibility as the LCIT for one week of camps, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. LCIT applicants must have volunteered as an Art Center CIT in the past.
Click on the application links below for more information about the program requirements, training, schedule, and full application.
Please note that the CIT and LCIT programs fill up fast. Placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Mail or deliver complete applications and training fees to the below address. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. The CIT program is currently full. We are still accepting LCIT applications.
Attn: Director of Volunteer Engagement Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road Palo Alto, CA 94303
If you have questions or would like to sign-up for the Palo Alto Art Center's teen volunteer email list, please email Grace Pegan Abusharkh, Director of Volunteer Engagement at email@example.com.
Special Projects Welcome We are pleased to support with teens working on special service projects, such as Girl Scout Gold Awards, Eagle Scout Awards, and other extensive service projects.