Volunteer With Us
Volunteers support through projects initiated by their institutions to create awareness or raise funds in support of ART:DIS (e.g. in-house company talks, charity runs/walks/auctions, exhibiting artworks for sale in institutions). The commitment required for this level of service is usually on an ad-hoc basis.
What Volunteers Say About ART:DIS
“ART:DIS is a dedicated organization, with staff who are very understanding and willing to teach me to perform my role. I personally love the idea of helping persons with disabilities through the arts as art is a medium that enables one to gain confidence and be expressive. Through volunteering at ART:DIS, I realised that everyone is able in their own way.”
“One of the best parts about volunteering at ART:DIS is watching persons with disabilities pursue their interest in the arts so passionately. I have lost count of the number of times I was blown away by the artworks created by these artists with disabilities. I hope more will come to realise that being disabled does not mean that one is any less capable.”
“I believe art is for everyone and anyone, regardless of abilities. This is why I choose to volunteer at ART:DIS as they empower persons with disabilities through the arts. I am happy to be part of this community that encourages greater inclusivity in Singapore.”
- What kind of volunteering opportunities are available?
You may volunteer in classes, at events or on projects. Please refer below for current available opportunities.
- How do I sign-up to be a volunteer?
Simply fill up this form and we will be in touch.
- Do I need to know art or music in order to volunteer in class?
No, though it is good to have some prior knowledge in the arts.
- Will you be offering training to volunteers?
Regardless of your preference in activity or opportunity, all volunteers who sign up with ART:DIS will be welcomed with a resource pack. It contains information on how you can interact positively with persons with disabilities.
For volunteers in class, you will learn along the way as you get to know our students. Our teachers, who are trained in special needs education, will also be in class to answer any questions you might have.
For event volunteers, we will conduct several briefings before the event. If there are activities with complicated procedures, we may ask you to come down for a pre-event dry-run or rehearsal.
- Is there a minimum age to volunteer?
Due to the vulnerability of the community we serve, volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age and have a keen sense of responsibility.
- Are there opportunities for corporate volunteerism?
Yes, there are two main ways for this – either via one-off projects where your team volunteers at an event of ART:DIS, or via a self-initiated project. Please speak to our volunteer manager email@example.com about your idea.
ART:DIS welcomes any volunteers who would like to discover art through the eyes of persons with disabilities. Share your expertise with, meet new people and enrich the lives of others, as well as your own. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities.