Currently, artists in the Seattle area can sign up to volunteer through our partnerships with two street youth drop-in centers.
Thursday Evening Jams at New Horizons, and weekly Jams at YouthCare's Orion Center:
Volunteer musicians jam with street youth on original songs, Beyoncé, Nirvana, etc. Teach an informal piano or guitar lesson. Listen to songs the youth have written and provide feedback. The stories that have come out of these jam sessions are incredibly powerful, at times heart-breaking, and underscore the power of music to make connections, foster relationship and build identity.
For testimonials on our local programs with street youth, click here.
Other opportunities may exist for spoken word, visual, theater and dance artists. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest in volunteering with our Seattle Program.