The mission of Amario’s Art Academy is to help students express themselves through art and to establish themselves as highly-skilled leaders with the primary objective of changing their immediate surroundings and helping people. The academy also strives to engage metro Atlanta in special art campaigns spearheaded by students.
In 2005, the academy’s founder, Amario conceived the idea of an art academy and acquired the property at 1087 Cleveland Avenue, where a daycare center had previously been housed. After converting the space into a school, Amario’s Art Academy opened for its first day of classes on May 1, 2006.
Amario’s Art Academy accepts volunteers without regard for “race”/ethnicity, gender/sex, faith/religion, physical ability or political belief. Accommodations are made for volunteers with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws. The appropriateness of service opportunities for volunteers under the age of 18 may be taken into consideration; however, Amario’s Art Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age for adult volunteers.
Furthermore, Amario’s Art Academy values the diversity of input and feedback provided by volunteers, staff and board members from a variety of cultural backgrounds, and actively seeks such participation.
Safety Precautions on Premises
In the case of an emergency at Amario’s Art Academy, the front and rear exits will serve as emergency exits. To make emergency calls, staff members’ office or cell phones may be used. Fire extinguishers are located in each of the 3 back rooms. A first aid kit is located in the hallway closet.
Staff members or volunteers with medical conditions that may affect their performance (i.e. epilepsy, allergic reactions, etc.) should make their circumstances known to the Volunteer Facilitator and necessary precautions should be taken.
Due to COVID-19 no volunteers will currently work on site at Academy offices until further notice.
Amario’s Art Academy Volunteer Agreement
Thank you very much for volunteering at Amario’s Art Academy. Your contribution is greatly valued. Indeed, without the dedication of volunteers like you, Amario’s Art Academy’s impact would not be as great!
This Volunteer Agreement is a contract between volunteers and Amario’s Art Academy, which shows that volunteers have been given information about their volunteer duties, rights and responsibilities, and that they understand Amario’s Art Academy policies, etc. If you don’t understand something about this agreement, please talk with the Volunteer Facilitator before signing.
As an Amario’s Art Academy volunteer, I have the right to:
1. Be treated as a co-worker
2. A suitable assignment, with consideration for personal preference, temperament, and experience
3. Know as much about Amario’s Art Academy programs and policies as necessary
4. Continuing education while volunteering and training for greater responsibility
5. Recognition in the form of awards and expressions of appreciation
As an Amario’s Art Academy volunteer, I agree to:
1. Follow Amario’s Art Academy policies, as outlined in the Volunteer Handbook and as discussed by the Volunteer Facilitator;
2. Give as much notice as possible if I cannot attend a scheduled shift;
3. Attend volunteer meetings (as my schedule permits), and give feedback about the Volunteer Program and Amario’s Art Academy;
4. Perform tasks assigned to me to the best of my ability.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Amario’s Art Academy, a nonprofit whose goal is to help students express themselves through art and to establish themselves as highly-skilled leaders with the primary objective of changing their immediate surroundings and helping people.
Additional information at: www.amariosartacademy.com/volunteer