All posts by Stephanie Montalvan

Barnes Museum

The mission of the Barnes Foundation, which dates back to its founding in 1922, is the promotion of the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. In furtherance of its mission, the Barnes Foundation promotes appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

The Foundation will engage diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

Volunteering at the Barnes provides unique access to the collections, programs, and staff, as well as opportunities to enjoy camaraderie with fellow art, horticulture, and education enthusiasts. The Barnes has different types of volunteer positions with varied levels of training, time commitments, and background requirements. Apply here!


Location: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:  (215) 278-7200

Center for Culture: Art, Training and Education

The Center for Culture: Art, Training and Education (CCATE) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to empower the Hispanic community in the greater Montgomery County area in PA. Our vision is to assist the Latinx community in making their dreams come true. CCATE’s mission is to empower through the promotion of culture, art, education and work training. In this way CCATE embraces four key sectors for a successful community: culture, art, training, and education.

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At CCATE volunteers are tasked with a wide range of responsibilities. Whatever your skills, it is certain you can contribute simply as existing as a part of CCATE’s community. Their constant and most common need for volunteers is for the Technology room which is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. They are also regularly looking for people to speak at or help with workshops.

If you would like to volunteer in any area, or have questions about volunteering please contact CCATE’s Director Obed Arango Hisijara (


Location: 329 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401


Phone: (484) 685-3633

The Center for Creative Works

Updated 9/21/17

The Center for Creative Works is a unique work environment with a goal of developing creative work potential and cultural identity for people with intellectual disabilities. The Center Creative Works combines supported studio art development with work opportunities-including supported employment options – and community programming. Participants learn and work in drawing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, textiles, design, music and other media. A staff of mentor artists teach professional materials and techniques, with the goal of developing participants as artists, artisans, and designers.

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Volunteers play a vital role at the Center for Creative Works. Volunteers quickly become active participants in the routine of their center and they value the various skills and contributions volunteers bring to the community.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please fill out a Volunteer/ Intern Application and bring it with you to their next volunteer tour.

The Center for Creative Works has ongoing internships and collaborations with students from: Jefferson University, the University of the Sciences, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Moore College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, Springside School, Friends Select School, Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia, Harriton High School, and Masterman!

If you are interested in proposing an internship at the center please complete their Volunteer/Intern application and contact Stephanie Petro-McClellan (

Download Volunteer/Intern application here


Location: 241 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Phone: (610) 642-9101