Love creative writing? Want to give back to your community?

Volunteer as a Writing Workshop Facilitator, and you can help improve the writing skills of children in grades 4-8 through fun and interactive activities that inspire author voice and choice.

As a workshop facilitator, your role and responsibility are to:

  • Deliver the Write It Workshop Series to children aged 8-14 years via Zoom
  • Work with other volunteers during the delivery of the workshop
  • Attend an online training session with other volunteers
  • Collect feedback and comments from participants to be used for social media sharing
  • Provide feedback to the workshop manager

Here’re what we’re looking for:

  • A Vulnerable Sector Check is required from the local police
  • Excellent communication skills that are effective with children
  • Engaging and positive interactions with children that maintain their attention
  • Patience working with students of diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with organization co-ordinators and other peers
  • Teaching experience is an asset
  • Experience with Zoom is an asset

What’s in it for you?

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Support children’s literacy and creativity
  • Gain experience working with children
  • Professional development for those who want to pursue a teaching career

This is a low commitment and flexible based on your availability. Each workshop is 1 hour in length and takes place on a Saturday afternoon that starts at either 1 pm or 2 pm. All lesson plans and workshop activities are provided. Your time commitment is to participate in the initial online training sessions and familiarizing yourself with all the lesson plans and workshop activities. If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please send your resume here.