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Position #: 2351
OrganizationStory Studio Writing Society
Position: Volunteers to help kids in Creative Writing Workshops - Bookmaker Creative Writing Workshops
Impact Statement: We are seeking volunteers who - guided by our staff - will work directly with students in our classroom workshops: encouraging, coaching and sometimes scribing for youth. You will encourage and mentor youth as they develop their stories during our classroom workshops.
Description: Do you have a passion for creative writing and the arts? Do you have experience working with kids? We urgently need volunteers to help in the classroom with our creative writing workshops. We're working with 40 elementary classes in the Victoria region, including schools such as Macaulay, George Jay, and Quadra Elementary.

Helped by a team of facilitators, youth participating in these multi-day workshops are introduced to the process of writing and producing a book of their own. We use interactive and tactile activities to introduce students to the building blocks of writing in a fun and supportive way. We then print and bind each student's story into an individual book for them to keep.
Training Details: Support and training will be provide prior to workshops and during the sessions by staff.
Working Conditions: We are interested in connecting with volunteers who have some experience and interest in working with youth; have a passion for writing and creativity; and can commit to regularly assisting us in the classroom.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Workshop sessions are 1-2 hours, and occur during school hours two-three days per week.
Age: 1+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Children/Youth, Teaching/Tutoring
Skill(s): Coaching, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Written Communication, Verbal Communication, Motivate Others
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Contact: Naomi Shields
Address: 2001 A Douglas Street Victoria, V8T 4K9
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