Mentor Application for Whittier

We are now accepting mentor applications for our next season of Art Buddies. You must be over 18 years of age to apply.

To get started, select the school location for which you would like to apply. Then read the program information below and complete our Mentor Application. Take note of the session dates, time and location.

Deadline to apply has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 20. You will then be notified of your acceptance and our ability to match you with a child by Thursday, Sept. 21 (or sooner).

Art Buddies at Whittier (Minneapolis)

Mentor Orientation/Supply Prep*

Thursday, Sept. 28
3:30-5:00 pm at Whittier Community Center
* Required for ALL mentors.

Choose our Wednesday or Thursday program:

  • Wednesday Program Dates

October 4, 11, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
December 6, 13

**PARADE DAY---Friday, Dec. 15
(NOTE: No Art Buddies on Oct. 18 or Nov. 22.)

  • Thursday Program Dates

October 5, 12, 26
November 9, 16, 30

December 7, 14
**PARADE DAY---Friday, Dec. 15
(NOTE: No Art Buddies on Oct. 19, Nov. 2 or 23.)

Session Times

3:45-5:45 pm
**PARADE DAY: ALL Whittier mentors will meet at 2:45-3:45 pm on Friday, December 15 to march with kids in our final costume parade!


Whittier Community Center
425 West 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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After you apply...

Please hold the orientation and session dates on your calendar. We'll let you know if your application has been approved by Thursday, Sept. 21 (or sooner).

Mentor Application

Program Selection *
Select your program preference:
Name *
Phone *
Home Address *
Home Address
Age Verification *
You must be over 18 years of age to apply.
Gender Identity *
Do you belong to a professional association?
(Please select all that apply.)
Have you ever been convicted of a crime involving a minor? *
Are you willing to submit to a criminal background check? *
If you are able, share one or two sentences about your creative background or reason(s) for volunteering:
Please Verify *