Volunteers are essential to our organization. Program volunteers sit with students, write with them, ask questions, and help them develop their stories or poems. As a volunteer, you'll help us with field trips in downtown Portland, residencies in school classrooms, and at events selling books by student authors. You'll work with a range of different learners, including varying ages and abilities. Some of our students are reluctant writers and need basic coaching, while others are working on their novel and want feedback on their craft.
Often we need help during the school day, so our volunteer opportunities are perfect for college students, retirees, or adults with flexible schedules. If you like empowering young people and enjoy literary arts, fill out our volunteer application to get started!