Posts Tagged 'Go van Gogh summer outreach volunteers'

Friday Photos: Go van Gogh Guardians

This summer, Go van Gogh volunteers visited libraries and recreation centers across Dallas to present our Guardians from Around the World program. We are so appreciative of these volunteers and their enthusiasm and dedication for bringing art education to the community. Thank you for a great summer!

If you are interested in getting involved in this fun program, consider becoming a Go van Gogh volunteer! Additional information about this exciting opportunity is available on the Volunteer section of our website.

Andi Orkin
Volunteer Coordinator for Programming

Art Enthusiasts & Summer Adventurers–We Want You!

Summer is a great time for starting new adventures—be it diving into a new hobby, taking a day trip to a new place, or just spending an afternoon doing something new to you. This summer, the Go van Gogh outreach team would love to invite you to make one of your summertime adventures be volunteering to help us bring art experiences to children across the Dallas community!

What we do:

The Go van Gogh summer outreach program brings hour-long FREE art experiences to children in local libraries, recreation centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and YMCAs.  Our summer Go van Gogh volunteers, who lead these programs, spend thirty minutes guiding students in interactive conversations about several artworks from the DMA’s collection that promote discovery and wonder. The second thirty minutes is all hands-on making—volunteers lead students in an open-ended art activity related to a theme from the program.

What can you expect from your summertime adventure?

  • Meeting other wonderful, like-minded passionate volunteers;
  • Learning about artworks in the DMA’s collection;
  • Flexing your art-making muscles (don’t worry, we’re not all artists ourselves!);
  • And–most rewardingly–spending fun-filled hours sharing your passion for the arts with children across the city.

So, why make this your summer adventure?

Museums are treasure chests that can teach us about the world we live in, and help us understand peoples across cultures and time. (Way to go, museums!) But museums are also places that can be difficult for everyone to get to, and therefore, difficult to discover and know (and love).

This is where Go van Gogh (and you!) come in! Our program, both during the school year and in the summertime, brings the fun experience of the Dallas Museum of Art to locations all across the city, and to students who may not (yet!) know what treasures there are to be found here. So spend your summer with us, and help introduce students to the adventures they can have at the DMA.

For more information about becoming a summer volunteer, and to submit an application, visit our web site.

Amy Copeland
Manager of Go van Gogh and Community Teaching Programs

Which DMA Summer Volunteer Are You?

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to recruit some new volunteers to make possible our summer programs both at the Museum and out in the Dallas community. This summer, we’re looking for Go van Gogh Summer Outreach volunteers, who will spend summer months teaching art programs to young children at libraries and recreation centers across Dallas; and Center for Creative Connections volunteers, who will spend summer months (and beyond!) leading experiences and working with visitors of all ages in the Museum’s galleries and art studio.

With our volunteer application deadline only days away, we’ve created a quick cheat sheet that will help you decide which DMA Summer Volunteer you are!

You might be the perfect Go van Gogh Summer Outreach volunteer, if:

  • You’re a kid at heart and enjoy working with children
  • You love the variety of traveling to different places and have transportation to get you where you need to go
  • You’d describe yourself as a natural teacher and art enthusiast
  • You’re available some mornings or early afternoons during weekdays
  • You can attend mandatory training sessions at the Museum on Friday, May 30th and Friday, June 6th from 10:00am-12:30pm

You might be the perfect Center for Creative Connections volunteer, if:

  • You’ve never met a person you couldn’t talk to, and enjoy meeting and getting to know people of all ages
  • You love spending time around artworks in the Museum’s galleries
  • You’d describe yourself as a natural conversation starter and art enthusiast
  • You’re available for three or four hour daytime shifts on weekdays and weekends and/or three hour shifts select Thursday and Friday evenings
  • You can attend a mandatory training session at the Museum on Saturday, May 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm

If either of these descriptions sound just like you, we hope you’ll fill out a volunteer application and join us for a summer of art-filled fun! To learn more about your perfect DMA summer volunteer opportunity and our volunteer application process, visit the Volunteer section of our website. Applications are due this Friday, May 9th.

Amy Copeland
Manager of Go van Gogh and Community Teaching Programs

Melissa Gonzales
C3 Gallery Manager

Summer Outreach Volunteers Needed

Each summer, the Go van Gogh program visits libraries across the city of Dallas—bringing free, hour-long arts programs to children ages 5-12 and their families.  Our Go van Gogh volunteers lead these programs, helping children to explore, talk about, and make works of art at the libraries.

This year we are excited to be recruiting a new corps of volunteers, Go van Gogh summer outreach volunteers, to help us bring these summer art experiences to the community.  If you love working with children, have a passion for art, and want to give back to the community–we need YOU!

Interested volunteers must attend three training sessions on Friday mornings in late May and early June. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and are asked to commit to presenting two outreach programs a month during June, July, and August.

To request a volunteer application, email Rhiannon Martin or call 214-922-1331. Applications are due Friday, May 10. If you have questions about the Go van Gogh program, email Amy Copeland or call 214-922-1231.

Amy Copeland
Manager of Go van Gogh and Community Teaching Programs


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