Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We are a small staff that works with close to 3000 students annually and we could not do what we do without our team of incredibly talented and dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are involved in all facets of our work - from assisting in after school workshops, to leading a group of adventurous young people around the Old Port on word walks, to mentoring an ELL high school student, to grant research or event assistance. 

Please fill out our volunteer application form to get started!


Here are few ways you might be able to help out:


Come to The Telling Room or to a nearby school and help students get the most out of their writing.

Field Trips

Be a part of the excitement when groups of children come visit the writing center. Activities vary, along with age groups and interest.

Special Events/Readings

Join the buzz when The Telling Room hosts events, featuring our students and internationally renowned artists. Opportunities to help and be a part of these events run the gamut.

Office Work at the Telling Room

As the place where stories grow, our story is growing, too; we’d love help keeping shop. Tasks at the center include computer work, adding to our cache of creative writing tips and techniques, preparation for major events, stuffing envelopes—you name it.

Why Volunteer?

Take a look at what some of our Featured Volunteers say about their experience, check out the video, and then fill out an application and let us get to know you.