Summer Art Camp Volunteer

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers high-quality in-person art camps for students ages 5-18. Volunteers must be patient, enjoy working with children, have confidence in their ability to motivate and assist campers, and have an interest in or appreciation for art. A volunteer’s role includes being an extra set of hands and eyes for teachers before, during, and after each camp session, as well as supervising the campers in assigned groups. While each teacher will provide direction, the main duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting up classrooms
  • Gathering and preparing art materials before each camp session
  • Assisting students with projects during camp
  • Helping teachers during camp as needed (making copies, getting supplies from other rooms, escorting students to restrooms, etc.)
  • Helping students and teacher clean up and sanitize after each camp session
  • Supervising campers
  • Returning supplies to the appropriate place
  • Making sure storage areas are kept well maintained and orderly
  • Serving as a positive role model for students
  • Other duties as requested

Physical and Mental Demands
This position frequently requires mental demands of making decisions, problem solving, and supervising students. This position requires the ability to frequently stand, sit, walk, squat, and climb stairs. These positions occasionally require the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment
This position is frequently indoors in a studio environment and are occasionally exposed to potentially hazardous art materials. This position will work both indoors and outdoors in summer weather.

Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older and need to complete this Google form.