Nazareth Neighborhood Arts Program

Learn about this Ministry & their current Volunteer Opportunities


The Nazareth Neighborhood Arts Program is an afterschool program seeking to serve the children of the Maplewood neighborhood of the city of Rochester. This neighborhood is home to predominantly African American and Latino families, as well as many newly-arrived refugee families from several different countries. The afterschool program is located at Nazareth Elementary School, centers on experiences in the arts and is open to children ages 7 to 12.

The NNAP is always open to donations of art, music, and reading supplies and materials.


  • Opportunities

    Parent Outreach Volunteer

    Time: A few hours a week (schedule to be determined with Sister Barbara (Director)
    Description: Help to connect with the parents of the children in the program, and assist with keeping the lines of communication open.
    Preferences: Individuals with social work backgrounds preferred but not required.

    Cleaning/Sorting Volunteer

    Time: First two weeks of July 2013
    Description: Help to clean and organize the Nazareth Neighborhood Arts Program room at Nazareth Elementary. Excellent activity for individuals or groups as a service project.

    Program Volunteer (Could be used as an internship!)

    Time: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 3:30 PM to approximately 5:30 PM
    Description: The program is looking for volunteers who have particular skills in an area of the arts. Examples include but are not limited to the following:
    Dance, Art, Music, High school student volunteers are welcome.
    Preferences: College students who have experience with lesson planning, adults with an arts background, or dance instructors are preferred at this time.

    English Tutor

    Time: Wednesdays 11 AM to 1 PM
    Description: Help the parents of the children who attend arts program with English. Examples include assisting with reading, writing, and basic conversation.
    Preferences: Individuals with tutoring/ESOL tutoring preferred, but not required.


    Cameras, Art Supplies

  • Contact Information

    Martha Mortensen-Kolkmann, LMSW

    Residential Enrichment Facilitator, SSJ

    150 French Road, Rochester, NY 14618

    P: (585) 641-8415 F: (585)586-0027