General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Inspire Achievement as an AOB Mentor!
    AOB Mentors are empowering, knowledgeable, resourceful, adult volunteers who serve as a support and trusted confidant to an emerging creative and helps ensure that important academic, professional, and life skill milestones are met. They also expose young artists to a network of opportunities and a wide array of resources while encouraging positive professional and educational choices and building pathways to long-term goals. What’s more, one-on-one mentorship is a proven tool for achieving inclusion and equity in the creative industries where familiarity with professional norms and a strong network of connections can be the key to a young person’s success.
    Responsibilities and Duties
    •Establishes, with the mentee, the mentee’s explicit goals and objectives for the professional relationship
    •Play an equal role in relationship building, but allows the mentee to take responsibility for their growth, development, and career planning
    •Commits to fostering the relationship for the specified period of time
    •Commits to meeting with mentee on a regular basis (not normally during the mentee’s work/schooltime- up to 2 hours per month)
    •Actively listens to mentee
    •Provides frank, honest, and constructive feedback
    •Provides encouragement and assists the mentee in identifying professional development activities

    Ongoing Opportunities:
    --Board Service
    --Program Presentations from Creative Professionals
    --Host Site Visits to Studios and Museums
    --Administrative Support in the AOB Office
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; individual/college; adult groups of less than 5; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week; daytime on the weekend