Sensory Friendly Saturdays


Project Description:

This event will offer accessible accommodations for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Arts Center will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise canceling headsets, and a quiet room. Volunteers will help participants create a masterpiece using a variety of materials and textures under the direction of an art instructor. 


This opportunity will be held on the following Saturdays from 1pm - 3pm:


08/10/19 - Sertoma Arts Center

09/14/19 - Sertoma Arts Center

10/12/19 - Sertoma Arts Center

11/09/19 - Sertoma Arts Center

12/14/19 - Sertoma Arts Center


Volunteer Duty Description:

Volunteers will help participants with art projects, assist the teacher with set up and clean up, greet families and guide them to where they need to be.


Volunteer Impact: Volunteers will have the opportunity to support members of the community by working with children and families of all abilities in an inclusive environment. 


Work Environment: Volunteers will work with families and children with sensory processing challenges. The event will take place indoors. Events can be crowded and noisy, but sometimes the events are quiet as it is advertised as a drop-in program. There will be a restroom. 


Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must have experience working with children who have autism or other sensory processing challenges and must also be very patient. We will teach you about the art projects prior to the event.  All volunteers will need to pass a background check before volunteering. 


Special Instructions: Sertoma Arts Center will provide all materials. Volunteers should wear clothes they do not mind getting paint on. Volunteers will be working with and around art supplies such as paint, markers and glue. Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes such as sneakers. 


Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.

Project Start Date: Sat, Jul 13, 2019
Project End Date: Sat, Dec 14, 2019
Volunteers Needed:
Project Meeting
Sertoma Arts Center

1400 W Millbrook Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27612

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Project Organizer: Julia Meder
Project Category:
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources