You’re really nailing it. Props.
Make no mistake, when you volunteer you’re nothing less than a hero. We have several opportunities to volunteer with Young Storytellers, so buckle up for a few very exciting bulletpoints:
- Script to Stage Mentorships
The Script-to-Stage program meets once a week for ten weeks, typically for an hour during unstructured school lunch time. Led by a volunteer Head Mentor, each session is a mixture of creative game play and one-on-one writing time.
- P.O.V. Mentorships
P.O.V. mentors meet with one or two high school mentees five times throughout the year for ninety minute sessions. A typical session involves ice-breaker games with the larger P.O.V. group, discussion of the tasks for the day, splitting off with one mentee at a time to hear where they are at (this may mean reading a draft of their script, watching the rough cut of their film, or just having a conversation about where they are stuck in their process), and reflection on the process as a group.
- Acting opportunities
Big Shows are a one-off, three hour commitment involving the performance of scripts written by Script to Stage participants. Movie Makers shoots are one-off three hour commitments, typically after school hours on a weekday. P.O.V. project shoots are a one-time, eight hour commitment on a Saturday.
What really matters is that you’re interested. Let us know and we’ll figure out where we can best plug you in. Welcome to the wonderful world of Young Storytellers!
Want to volunteer as a workplace?
First, awesome! Second, volunteering as an office with Young Storytellers is fun and easy. All you need are ten excited team members. We provide a trained Head Mentor, come to your office to ready your mentors, and connect you with a school in the community in which you work.
Send us a message (via the nifty button below) so we can connect and talk about your future with Young Storytellers!Volunteer