Art for the Journey is seeking volunteers!

Art for the Journey is a community of artists bringing art to the community.  If you are an artist, an art student, or simply interested in art, and in helping others, we need you!  We have weekly programs as well as individual events, that are facilitated by volunteers.  Our programs include art classes for incarcerated women, classes for lower income seniors, classes for people with Dementia or Alzheimers, art classes for school age children, Art camps for at risk children, as well as studio art classes for everyone. Time requirement is anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, and commitment ranges from 1 day to as many as you would like (or is possible).

AFJ Volunteer Opportunities:

Tuesdays (weekly): Artist assistant – Recreational painting at Carmel School in Ruther Glen 8:00AM – 2:00pm (school children ages 6-13) program to go on summer hiatus in June and start again in September.  Art teachers assist students with oil painting at easels.

Wednesdays: Artist assistant – Goochland Women’s prison art class (2nd & 4th Wednesday every month)  leave by carpool at 8:00AM-return by12:30PM.  Art teachers lead a class, and art assitants help with supplies and art tips.

Thursdays: (weekly):  Artist leader needed- Marywood Apartments seniors painting experience 1:00PM-3:00PM This program is similar to paint night where seniors follow the artist demonstration.  Art assistants deliver supplies and add artistic support to seniors.

Fridays:  OMA trained volunteer (non artists and artists) – Saint Mary’s Woods OMA program for people with Dementia 9:30AM – 12:00PM ( ends 4/29/16 will change to afternoons in the Fall).  Artists and students volunteers provide one on one assistance with a modern art project designed for successful and colorful results.

Art Workshops:  and Art Camps throughout the summer for kids 8-12 Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Independence Golf Club for 10 weeks in June and July 2016,artist and non artist volunteers can be scheduled to work one or more days throughout the 10 weeks (stay tuned for details ) – go to our Facebook page at:

 * Training is provided for the Dementia program and is specifically designed for college age or later high school age student volunteers working with seniors with Dementia.  There is a training requirement and background check before working with women in prison (held by the correctional facility).  Visit our website at for more information, or call Cindy Paullin, Volunteer Coordinator at 804-543-4516 or email

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