When a student says, I hate writing, we take it as a challenge, a catalyst. The beginning of listening, encouraging, and telling stories, of hard work and edits. And later, we hear the transformation—I am proud of my work. I am an author. And honestly, we don’t know of a better ending.
By volunteering, you can be a part of this. Volunteers are the heart and energy of our work. Whether you want to work directly with our students or you would prefer a behind-the-scenes, eyes-peeled-for-comma-splices job, we want to hear from you!
Take a look through our programs to see what piques your interest and fits your schedule!
In addition to working with students, we have some other behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities:
Lend your design talent to our publications or marketing materials!
We always need fresh sets of eyes to get student work ready for publication!
Help us plan fundraisers, volunteer social events, and student readings!
If you have a knack for retail, you can brainstorm products for our whimsical store front and spread the mission of Young Authors Greenhouse!
Writing Roadshows are one to two hour, pre-set, high energy writing lesson plans for elementary and high school. Teachers can choose an elementary fiction lesson, elementary poetry lesson, or a high-school essay lesson. Volunteers sit with students in small groups and encourage them through the writing process. Dates and times TBD!