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!

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* Mentor!
Perform!
Both Mentoring and Performing Interest Me!
* Script to Stage (5th grade program)‎
P.O.V. Point of View (High School Program)‎
Editing Mentor
Director of Photography (DP) Mentor
Writing Mentor

These next few questions help us place you in a school near your work or home, with sessions on a day you can actually make, typically around midday. Efficiency!

* Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
N/A (I’m interested in performing and know I’ll be contacted on an as needed basis)‎
* Santa Monica / Venice‎
Hollywood
Silver Lake / Echo Park / Downtown
Culver City
Burbank
San Fernando Valley
Wilshire Corridor / Mid-City
South Los Angeles
I’ll go anywhere in LA you need me! (All of the above apply)‎
San Francisco Bay Area
New York City (Midtown West)‎
New York City (East Village)‎

Now that we have that out of the way, we’d like to get to know you a bit better! These questions help us understand our volunteer base and (upon occasion) fill specific needs a program may have.

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Oh, real quick, do either of these statements apply to you?

UCLA
CSUN
Columbia
USC
CSUDH

Great! The next few questions help us assemble a diverse cast for our Big Shows and Movie Makers projects. If you are only interested in mentoring, please select N/A or “Decline to State.”

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* Yes, I’ve attended Mentor training!
No, I still need to attend Mentor training.
* Yes, I’ve submitted a background check!
No, I haven’t yet submitted a background check.
I’m interested in performing, so I don’t need to submit a background check!

Legal stuff. We promise to keep it as short as possible.

 

Workplace

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!

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