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Charlotte! Bring the Arts to Patients & Families

April 22, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Want to learn more about Arts For Life at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital?

Join us for a special Info Session + Open House on Wednesday, April 29, in the Gorelick Conference Room at Levine Children’s Hospital!

You’ll learn more about Arts For Life’s educational arts programs and the volunteer and internship experience. Info session attendees are invited to bring all questions to the April 29 event. More details about volunteer as well as internship opportunities, including an online volunteer application, can be found at

Teaching volunteers and interns must have skills in the arts, enjoy working with children, and be 18 years of age or older. Volunteers are expected to teach lessons weekly to patients and their siblings. Interns dedicate a minimum of 250 total teaching hours over the course of a summer or academic year, ranging from 8-24 hours each week.

“I spend each Friday at the hospital, and that makes it the best day of my week,” says volunteer Lauren Ling. “It’s amazing to watch a young child fully immerse themselves in the process of making art, leaving behind the beeping IV poll and the fear and discomfort surrounding treatment. It’s a triumph for art to be the reason a patient wants ‘10 minutes longer’ before going home.”

The Details:

Arts For Life Info Session + Open House
Wednesday, April 29
5-6 pm
Levine Children’s Hospital, Gorelick Conference Room (in main lobby)
1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte

Park in visitor parking deck to the left of hospital (when looking at main hospital entrance)

RSVP to Sarah Ness at or 828-772-5339, and call or email with any questions. Media welcome: contact Rachel Zink, executive director, at

Join the Arts For Life team and YOU can bring art, discovery, and joy to patients and families in your community.