Log in to CoachArt Connect with the email that you used for registration.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions and we will be happy to guide you along the way!
Congratulations on matching with a CoachArt kid! You’ll receive an introduction email with the family’s complete contact information including email address, phone number, zoom link and/or the location of the lessons. The start date is typically two weeks after your initial request, but you can adjust it with the family if needed.
Here are the steps to take before your first lesson:
CoachArt will cover the cost of the supplies for you and your student. There are two options for ordering materials:
Please see below to identify your budget for all 4 weeks of lessons. If you are teaching online lessons, you can double this amount as you will need supplies for yourself and your student(s).
|Category||1 student||2 students||3 students||4 students|
|Performing Arts & Literary Arts||$25||$50||$75||$100|
|Visual Arts & Science||$60||$90||$120||$150|
A warm and supportive presence communicates more than words. Introduce yourself to your students and families, prepare students for activities, communicate clearly, listen empathetically and non-judgmentally, and don’t be shy about asking the parent/guardian or our team for help or advice. Use your creativity to make this experience unique to you and your strengths!
Our students are diverse and are going to respond differently to coaches and activities. They may be tired or hyper from the effects of medications; they may be shy because you’re a stranger; or they may not talk much due to a developmental delay. It’s important to be flexible, patient, and adaptable to ensure that the kids feel comfortable participating in the activity. We recommend you always have an easy back up activity 🙂
Take time to look at how your CoachArt kid responds to the activity at hand by reading cues. Ask your CoachArt kid questions about the activity to gauge their interest and what they might want to participate in that day. Respectfully listen to what students say and respond by adapting your lesson plan to their needs.
Confidentiality and privacy is critical. Children and families have a legal right to expect that their personal information will be kept confidential. Unlawful use or disclosure of information may expose CoachArt to civil and criminal liability. If you wish to post on social media,, please seek permission from the family and do not include the child’s last name, diagnosis, or any other confidential information.
When in doubt, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coachart periodically offers volunteer opportunities at clubs and special events. Clubs are typically 1-2 hours a week for 4 weeks. Hospital special events are typically 1-4 hours on a Saturday. Here’s how you can get involved:
Watch your email inbox: CoachArt will email you when a new group volunteer opportunity becomes available. Make sure to save their email address in your address book so that the messages don’t end up in your spam folder.
Click the sign-up button: The sign-up button in the email message will take you to a short form where you can enter your name and contact information. A Program Manager will then reach out to you to confirm that you are registered and send you any additional information.
Mark your calendar: Make sure you are ready and available for your volunteer commitment. If you are unable to make it for any reason, please try to give more than 24 hours notice so that we can find a replacement. Repeated no-shows will result in removal from CoachArt volunteer opportunities entirely.
Have ideas for your own club? Contact email@example.com to share your idea!
For the families we serve, a visit from a CoachArt volunteer may be a high point in a difficult week. It’s a relief to them to be able to rely on you. So before you commit to initiating a match with a CoachArt kid, please consider the following:
Please post about your coaching experiences on social media, use the hashtag #coachart, and tag CoachArt so our community can easily find your posts:
If you encounter any problems in your in-home lesson or any group activity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Don’t hesitate to contact them if any of the following issues come up:
CoachArt is here to support you in every step of your volunteer journey. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance if you need it!