Volunteer & Visit Us

Help out at one of our events or even join our board!

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Fund Us

Help A.W.E continue to provide youth in the Milwaukee area with arts enrichment programs.

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Work For Us

Become an A.W.E. Artist-in-Residence, submit an application today!

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Volunteering with A.W.E.

Use your talents and skills to support arts education initiatives in Milwaukee. Experience the magic of art making with children, meet professional artists and develop a deeper appreciation for Milwaukee neighborhoods and public spaces. A wide variety of placements are available including program assistants, internships, photography, outreach, data collection, and office work.

The Commitment

One time events and long-term volunteer positions are available. Opportunities are available at flexible times including weekends, evening events, and during the workday. Visit the United Way volunteer website to view current opportunities.

Community leaders interested in board membership would commit to 3-4 hours per month between meetings and committee work. Board terms are a minimum of two years.


The Process

Fill out the A.W.E. Volunteer Form and Background Check Form to apply or contact Beth at beth@awe-inc.org for more information. Our staff will follow up to learn more about your interests, and collect any other information that might be necessary to match you with the best opportunity.

Please note that because we work with children, background checks will be conducted as part of the application process.

Join Our Board

Are you a community leader who cares about the arts, youth development, or neighborhood revitalization? Join our board, and assist our organization in developing policies and plans that sustain our work, and support the creative development of young people in our neighborhoods.

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Fund Us

Invest in the creative lives of young people

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Working with A.W.E.

A.W.E. is a dynamic nonprofit organization who seeks exceptional candidates with an interest in utilizing their unique talents to support our mission. Our staff, artists, and educators are collaborative, action-oriented, and believe in the potential of youth and Milwaukee neighborhoods. We learn, work, create, and take risks together to push the boundaries of what is possible for youth in Milwaukee.

Summer Positions

Lead Artist– A.W.E. is looking for experienced and energetic artists and art educators to join our Truck Studio team this summer! Truck Studio Lead Artists supervise a team of 3 interns, and lead youth summer art programming in Milwaukee parks and playgrounds. Learn more in our “Truck Studio Lead Artist” application.

A.W.E. High School Intern- Do you like art? Interacting with kids? Working with computers? Chances are A.W.E. has the summer internship you’re looking for. We’re currently hiring interns for both our programs, Truck Studio and Artist in Residence, and to work in our office. Learn more in our “A.W.E. High School Intern” application.

Truck Studio College Level Intern- This summer, choose an internship that’s actually FUN! Our college level Truck Studio interns work with youth in Milwaukee parks and playgrounds, making art. However, this internship is more that just fun. You’ll gain professional experience working on a team, and a richer understanding of Milwaukee’s vibrant neighborhoods. Learn more in our “Truck Studio College Level Intern” application.

Hire the Truck

BRING THE TRUCK STUDIO TO YOU!  For a fee, A.W.E. will send out a Truck Studio van and team of artists to make art with youth in a wide variety of settings.  These events can include festivals, block parties, fundraisers, school high interest days, and many other types of community celebrations.  We will also work with you to build a series of sequential visits to your community center or after school program. Feel free to reach out to us with your ideas!

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Americans for the Arts mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together they work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

Arts Wisconsin is the only independent statewide organization providing a leadership forum for advancing the local and statewide creative economy, integrating the arts and creativity in education, educating entrepreneurs and activists, and engaging policy-makers and the public as a catalyst for dialogue, information, and action.

Edutopia is the leading voice illuminating and showcasing what works in education. They show people how they can adopt best practices and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.

National Guild for Community Arts Education supports and advances lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. We foster the creation and development of community arts education organizations by providing research and information resources, professional development, networking opportunities, funding, and advocacy on behalf of the field.

The Wallace Foundation has been developing a body of research that has informed the work of school districts and nonprofit partners in engaging more youth in high quality arts programs during the school day and beyond.

Have A.W.E. Give A Presentation

A.W.E. staff and teaching artists are experts in engaging young people’s imaginations and creativity. To hire A.W.E. for a presentation or to learn more about ways you can integrate arts education into youth or community development strategies contact us today!