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Volunteer Opportunities


Spring 2019 Volunteer Opportunities

We’re always looking for volunteers to join the team for our free writing programs. We work with students in groups and one-on-one to develop their creative and expository writing skills. Don’t worry if you’ve never taught or written a lesson plan before—we’ll help you with that! Our students benefit from our volunteers’ passionate mentorship and individual feedback. Take a look at our opportunities below and let us know if you have any questions. Stay tuned for more updates throughout January!

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Ongoing Workshops

Creative Writing 
When: Weekday/Time TBD
Where: Hart Elementary
Grade level: 3rd–5th

Creative Writing
When:Weekday/Time TBD
Where: Zavala Elementary
Grade level: 3rd–5th

College Essay Writing 
When: January–May
Where: Breakthrough Austin &
Manor High School
Grade level: 12th

College Essay Writing & Speechwriting
When: February–April (6 sessions)
Feb. 25, March 25, Apr. 22, 9am–12:35pm
Feb. 26, March 26, Apr. 23, 3pm–4:30pm
Where: Anderson High School
Grade level: 11th & 12th

One-time Workshops

Resume & Cover Letter Writing
When: January 26th, 9:30am–4:30pm
Where: The Thinkery
Grade level: 7th-12th

Op-Ed Writing 
When: January 2019
Where: Lanier High School
Grade level: 10th

College Essay Writing
When: April 30th & May 7th, 1:20pm–4:30pm
Where: Crockett High School
Grade level: 12th

Speechwriting & Slam Poetry
When: 2/2, 2/16, and 3/2
Where: Austin Bat Cave
Grade level: 8th-12th

Op-Ed Writing & Activism
When: March 18th–20th
Where: Studio 919
Grade level: 8th–12th

Sign up to volunteer for these workshops!

Spring 2019 Volunteer Calendar

Volunteers are now able to easily browse through our full slate of programs for the semester. Program schedules and information are now accessible through our public Google Calendar.

As programs are added to our roster, they’ll be updated and added to the calendar. If you have any questions, be sure to contact Ali for more information!

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