CoachArt Ambassadors expand our delivery
of connection, support, and joy to children
and families impacted by chronic illness
across the U.S.

CoachArt virtually connects kids impacted by any chronic illness with a volunteer coach to be mentored in an arts or athletics activity.

In a COVID-19 reality of strict quarantine for these children and their families, CoachArt’s mission has never been more important. As we look to expand nationally, we’re seeking passionate leaders to ensure our programs reach all of those in need.

The CoachArt Chapter Ambassador Program is a 1-2 hour per week commitment that builds on your current skill sets. Each ambassador leads the build of CoachArt’s local presence from the ground up, through a combination of community outreach, program administration, and fundraising.

Starting with virtual programming in 2020, we’re building a foundation for eventual virtual in-home lessons in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Portland.

About CoachArt

Children living with chronic illness may feel isolated because of their condition. Frequent hospital visits and deficient immune systems often cause them to miss time in school and recreational activities. Families, overwhelmed by the cost and demands of ongoing medical care, often lack the resources to seek out or afford extracurricular activities. Healthy siblings are affected too when family resources are focused on a chronically ill child. CoachArt supports these families by offering free recreational lessons that bring a sense of normalcy back into their lives.

Our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.

Volunteer Requirements

In order to be a successful Chapter Ambassador, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Live in one of the five expansion cities (New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Portland)
  • Be willing to complete a background check
  • Have an interest in supporting children with a chronic illness
  • No expertise in arts or athletics required

Become a CoachArt Ambassador Today

Ready to expand CoachArt’s reach in your city? Schedule an introductory call with CoachArt’s Ambassador Chapter Manager, Jean-Luc Rivera.

Meet Jean-Luc, CoachArt’s Ambassador
Chapter Manager

Jean-Luc Rivera



Jean-Luc received a bachelor of arts in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a drum major for the marching band. While in college he was Director of Recruitment for the Carolina For The Kids Foundation. Prior to joining CoachArt, he was Assistant Director of Development and Communications for Camp Corral, which provides a unique summer camp experience for the children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen members of the military, and Senior Program Director for Kesem, the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer. Jean-Luc is a diehard Tar Heel and avid college basketball fan. He has run ten half marathons and two full marathons (and counting).