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.
- Movie Makers Mentorships
Movie Makers meets once a week for 22 weeks, for 90 minutes after school. Mentors typically sign up to mentor for 11 weeks in the fall or 11 weeks in the spring. Fall mentors guide their middle school student through the process of writing a short screenplay, spring mentors help their student plan, film, and edit their short film.
- 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!
Let’s Get To It! First Question:
Are You Our Next New Volunteer?
Are You In One Of Our College Chapters?
Are You Working With One of Our Special Partner Groups?
Psssst! Are you interested in volunteering as a workplace or group?
First, awesome! Second, volunteering as an office, college club, or group with Young Storytellers is fun and easy. All you need are ten excited team members. We provide or train a Head Mentor, work with you to ready your mentors, and connect you with a school in the community in which you operate.
Send us a message (via the nifty button below) so we can connect and talk about your future with Young Storytellers!