Teen Service Opportunities
Whether you’re looking for service hours, building your resume, or would simply like to volunteer with friends, the Art Center’s Teen Volunteer Program has a variety of volunteer opportunities for you!
Current Opportunities Include
- Administrative projects
- Children's Fine Art classroom assistants
- Behind-the-scenes art prep
- Summer camp Counselors-in-Training
- Art Center Teen Leadership
Art Center Teen Leadership
Looking for an art-focused leadership opportunity next school year? We are looking for high-school aged teens to join our group of youth, Art Center Teen (ACT) Leadership. ACT Leadership assists in producing programming that connects teenagers to art and artists. Help us plan our next teen only event or virtual program, make and exhibit art, learn about art careers, gain leadership skills, make friends from different schools, and earn service hours along the way. ACT Leadership is a year-long commitment that meets twice a month.
Teen Counselor-in-Training Program
Summer Camp Counselors in Training (CIT) are volunteers (15-18 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 two full weeks of camp, choosing a morning or afternoon session. See Civic Rec application page for full schedule, shift times, and position details.
Required orientation will be held on Thursday, June 10 from 2-3 p.m. Participation in the orientation is mandatory. Even if you have volunteered previous summers, you must attend orientation.
The Civic Rec application will go live at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11. Applications are processed in the order received. If for any reason we are unable to place you in one camp session, your fee will be returned to you; otherwise, the $50 fee is nonrefundable. If this fee presents a hardship, please email email@example.com.
2021 Summer Camp CIT Application
Special Projects Welcome
We are pleased to support teens working on special service projects, such as Girl Scout Gold Awards, Eagle Scout Awards, and other extensive service projects.
Due to COVID-19 State and County restrictions, the Palo Alto Art Center has modified and cancelled many of our programs. Art Center Teen Leadership is currently operating virtually.
To join our teen volunteer email list and receive news of upcoming teen volunteer opportunities please contact
Grace Pegan Abusharkh,
Director of Volunteer Engagement