A Free Bird’s mission is to improve the lives of children affected by cancer by empowering
them to find their inner artist.
An army of volunteer art educators – teachers, artists, writers, designers, musicians and many
more – help children find their artistic passion, then support and coach them on a journey to
becoming an artist in their chosen field. A Free Bird began life as a 100% volunteer-run
organization, and remains largely volunteer-led, with the necessary support of an external
finance team. A Free Bird also utilizes professional art therapists to help children with
problems engage with their creative programs. More than 80% per cent of funds raised goes
directly to funding the children’s programs, from providing professional art educators, supplies
and equipment to lifetime experiences, art related shows and entertainment.
Our volunteers are the reason we can deliver amazing experiences to AFB children, and without
them the impact we have on their lives would not be possible. That is why it is vital for us to
a fun, learning environment for our tutors, volunteers and interns.
We believe that every member of A Free Bird is part of a big family that keeps growing. We
provide our volunteering body with constant encouragement and training. AFB members have
the chance to participate in free workshops including resume building, graphic design, writing,
digital marketing and cyber security.
If you would like to join our family, please email us
here to get involved!
Our very own PR Coordinator Rachel was honored by the city for her amazing work with
Congratulations to our volunteers for being recognized by mayoral service
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC
So honored to be recognized by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Service for the 4th time
our service towards helping children fight cancer through arts!
We are so thankful to all our wonderful volunteers who are always in the spirit of
uplifting our mission to benefit children diagnosed with cancer through arts!
As part of our volunteer appreciation program, we partnered with Employee
Awareness Association and Cetera Financial Group to provide a financial wellness