Art With Impact is seeking passionate, inspiring individuals to facilitate our interactive, film-based workshops at both the college and high school levels.
Looking to engage with us and volunteer? Become an Art With Impact Star! AWI Stars are an essential component of the Art With Impact network. They are passionate about reducing the stigma around mental illness through creativity, and generously put their time, expertise, and passion to work for positive change.
AWI Stars work hand-in-hand with staff to ensure powerful experiences for the students we serve. To become a Star, contact Maya ([email protected]) in the United States, or Natalie ([email protected]) in Canada.
- Excellent public speaking and engagement skills
- Experience leading groups of people in dialogue-based learning
- Either lived or professional experience with mental illness and maintaining mental wellness
- Art or film / media literacy background or experience
- Strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in college students
- Willingness and ability to travel throughout the region (BC and Alberta) to college campuses to conduct workshops
- Strong organizational skills, experience coordinating events and keeping track of many details at once
- Ability to work independently while keeping team members, event speakers and other stakeholders informed and up to date with project-specific information
- College / university teaching experience
- Marketing experience, including direct outreach
Become a paid blog writer!
A current college or university student with lived experience with a mental illness, who is passionate about the arts and stigma reduction.
We want to hear your ideas for a guest blog article! Below are some suggestions:
- You have a strong connection to the arts and want to share it with the world (whether it be creative writing, journaling, filmmaking, photography, theatre, dance, visual arts).
- You were particularly impacted by, or have input and analysis around a film in our OLIVE Film Collection. Alternatively, you want to spread awareness and reflection around how what you’re seeing in popular media influences our outlook of mental health.
- You want to share information about art making practices that you find to be beneficial to your mental wellness.
Ready to write? Connect with Natalie at [email protected] with your ideas or a draft of a blog. If your article is approved we’ll send you $30 for your work 🙂
The Outreach and Community Coordinator (OCC) will play a pivotal role in our organization’s expansion. They will connect with, grow, and nurture relationships with our core partners, including mental health and student services staff at colleges and universities, volunteers, workshop facilitators, filmmakers, and of course college and university students (who we call AWI Ambassadors). The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of “sales” processes. This includes finding the right person to talk to at potential partner institutions, making positive connections, and compellingly articulating how our work supports our partners’ initiatives.
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Workshop support volunteers are energetic, organized people who enjoy traveling and having a hands-on role in our workshops. They provide logistical and energetic support throughout each event: staff the AWI info table, administer evaluation and impact surveys, and help hold space for students throughout the workshop.
Arts event volunteers work with AWI staff to organize events that raise money for our mental health programming such as poetry or storytelling nights, benefit concerts, and/or art auctions. They are passionate about using the arts to reduce stigma and enjoy sharing their artistic pursuits with others.
Our outreach volunteers connect us with high schools and colleges who would benefit from our programs. They build relationships, help grow our network, and promote our workshops. They are professional, organized, and experienced in marketing events. They also feel comfortable doing online research and compiling data.
Grantwriting volunteers help the organization connect with funders who share our commitment to youth, mental health, and creativity. They become experts on our programs and love finding the compelling ways to describe our work while demonstrating alignment with potential funding partners.
The AWI Ambassadors are a community of students, artists, and advocates who want to continue taking part in conversations about mental health, wellness, and the power of the arts. Together, we can make real change in our world, reducing stigma and supporting the mental wellness of everyone. Ambassadors are typically filmmakers who have won our competition or individuals who have participated or attended our film-based educational workshops and want to engage with like-minded individuals to keep the conversation going! Join the Facebook group.