SUPPORT CREATIVE WRITING AND COLLEGE GUIDANCE PROGRAMS FOR LOS ANGELES TEENS
Next volunteer training (invitation only): Fall 2019
We are seeking men and women writers to empower & inspire teens in our Bold Ink Writers program at various sites around Los Angeles County. Some of the sites are incarceration facilities and some site are at schools working with co-ed groups. We are expanding our program and need men and women writers with weekday daytime availability. Help our teens explore their creative voice!
Requirements: All volunteers must be over the age of 18 and reside in the Greater Los Angeles area. Volunteers are required to attend one Bold Ink Writers Volunteer Training. Four-year college degree or substantial professional writing experience required. Volunteers must submit writing samples with their application. Volunteers must have weekday daytime availability to be considered.
For more details, please contact WriteGirl at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 213-253-2655.
Volunteer with the BOLD INK WRITERS PROGRAM
Help boys write their way to brilliant futures.
Bold Ink Writers is a program of WriteGirl. WriteGirl is a creative writing and mentoring organization for teen girls in Los Angeles, founded in 2001. WriteGirl pairs professional women writers with teen girls for creative writing workshops and mentoring. Read more about WriteGirl here.
Now we invite you to join our exciting program for teen boys! Teen boys need role models, mentors, leadership skills and positive support to give them tools and strategies for managing the challenges they face in their communities, at school and at home. The Bold Ink Writers program offers creative writing as a vehicle for self-expression and personal development in a group setting, with accomplished writers as workshop leaders.
Our workshops and events are designed to help young people cultivate their creative voices and develop the communication skills they need to attain academic and professional success.
Bold Ink Writers workshops will take place in a variety of settings in the Los Angeles region, from community centers to detention camps, with a focus on helping underserved teen boys from diverse backgrounds. The schedule changes throughout the year, but most workshops do take place during the school day.
Join the Bold Ink Writers program and help teen boys write their way to brilliant futures.
Once we have reviewed your application, we will contact you with more information about the next training and orientation available.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU
We are seeking experienced writers in all genres. Volunteers must have strong communication skills and an interest in helping teen boys develop their creativity and individual voices. All volunteers are required to attend a full-day training and orientation session. You will meet the Bold Ink Writers leadership, learn our approaches and techniques in working with youth as well as complete an individual intake interview. Following the training/orientation, upon acceptance to the Bold Ink Writers program, volunteers must complete a criminal background check prior to any workshop or event with youth.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
We are a lean, hard-working and high-energy organization. You can expect clear and frequent communication from our leadership. We will do our best to offer you a rewarding experience volunteering with the Bold Ink Writers program.
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