Here are some really simple and very rewarding ways you can be involved with NIAD Art Center:
We think volunteers are great. We’re enriched by your skills, talents, and viewpoints. Help us out, and you’ll get something in return: a terrific moment in the Art Center. Seriously. You cannot believe how great it is here. Your time is valuable. We know that. So, we’ll do our best to tailor your volunteer experience to fit your skills and availability.
The Art Center is loaded with opportunities. The best way to figure out what works best here for you is to visit — and the best way to visit, is to schedule an appointment with our volunteer coordinator Tim Buckwalter at 510-620-0290. In the meantime, you can download and fill out our application and bring it along. (And if you’d really like to get a jump on things, here’s the Volunteer Handbook.)
Yes, we love to work with adult artists with disabilities. You probably will, too. But you need to remember this when considering a internship with us. Patience may be a virtue, but here it is a necessity. Internships for credit from sponsoring universities or colleges are available at any time during the year and can be focused on exhibitions, marketing, graphic design or teaching. You may also choose to create an internship that fits your skills. Obviously, you need to visit and spend some time with us before deciding on an internship. The best way to figure out what works best here for you is to visit — and the best way to visit, is to schedule an appointment with intern coordinator Judith Zoon at 510-620-0290.
You can donate money or materials. We prefer money, since we can use it for so many things. Send us a monetary donation once or chose monthly. Either way, we’ll be really grateful.
If you have art supplies that you want donate, the best way is to phone ahead (510-620-0290) and check if we need what you are offering.