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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Free Arts NYC! 

Become an Alumni Mentor

We’re recruiting mentors for our Alumni Program! As a volunteer in the Alumni Program, mentors are paired with a college student that has participated in at least one Free Arts NYC Teen Arts Program and interned at one of our partner companies. Mentors help them to set goals and guide them throughout the year. For some students it will be portfolio development, for others financial planning, strengthening academics and for all participation in workshops and building networks in the creative industry. By the end of the program, you will both have shared and strengthened your arts backgrounds and your mentee will have received guidance from a creative professional in their field!


Mentor Applicant Requirements:

  • Be available on occasional weekends/ evenings
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with teens & college students (ages 18-22)
  • Interest in and ability to support career and college readiness skills.
  • Background in the creative industries preferred
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 15, 2023

Time Commitment:

  • Attend Meet & Greet (in person) & Closing Ceremony (virtual) over the course of the program
  • At least one individual meeting with your mentee per month, for at least one hour (ex. Museum visit, virtual meeting, lunch, office tour)
  • Complete monthly online survey

Apply Now

Interested, but have some questions? Reach out to [email protected]